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Breitling for Bentley Watch: The Mark VI

The Breitling for Bentley watch, The Mark VI is an amazing watch… according the Breitling for Bentley website…

In 1946, the legendary Bentley Mark VI emerged from the company factories in Crewe. It was the first Bentley ever produced in these workshops, where the world’s most prestigious automobiles are still assembled to this day. Sixty years later, Breitling has revived the legend by presenting the Mark VI special series, a chronograph conceived in the spirit of tradition and performance characteristic of the entire Breitling for Bentley collection. In tribute to the heritage of excellence embodied by the famous limousine, this timepiece incorporates all the signature design features of the British manufacturer, such as the knurled finishing on the bezel, inspired by the Bentley controls. Merging know-how and elegance, it is graced with hour-markers cut from mother-of-pearl – a delicate work of fine craftsmanship – and the caseback is decorated with the Bentley emblem of the era, shown in relief. Created for individuals who are passionate about fine mechanical engineering, it is equipped with an exclusive Breitling for Bentley movement, selfwinding Calibre 26B with a 60-minute totalizer in the centre. This sophisticated mechanism is assembled in keeping with an extreme concern for reliability and precision, vouched for by the much-coveted COSC chronometer certification. The Mark VI comes in a steel version with platinum bezel as well as in a limited series in red gold.

How about the technical parts of this Breitling For Bentley watch? You can expect a Breitling Calibre 26B with a certified chronometer, mechanical self winding movement, 28,800 vibrations per hours, 38 jewels, 1/4th second chronograph, 60 minute totalizer and 12 hour counter. The case is steel with different bezels, water resistant of up to 100 meters, screw locked crown, convex and glareproofed sapphire crystal on both sides, and 42 m diameter. The dials and straps of this Breitling for Bentley model can come in an arrangement of colors and materials. The dials of this Breitling watch can be Peacock Blue, Silver Storm, or Burnt Oak. The Breitling watchstraps can be barencia leather or crocodile leather/Speed bracelet.

The New Breitling Superocean and a 50 Year Heritage

I love this watch; it’s a Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe with a self winding movement, steel case, black dial, and Ocean Classic bracelet in steel.  This Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronograph is definitely a watch fit for James Bond. The Superocean was launched in the late 1950s as a professional diver’s watch.  Like a popular celebrity, the Superocean accumulated a following of diving enthusiast from around the globe.  Some Breitling Superocean watches can even go under water at 2000 meters.

This new Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe has “Heritage” in the name for a reason.  Just like 50 years ago the new Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe’s dial carries the Breitling signature and is topped by the letter B in 18-carrat gold.  Some other interesting features of the new Breitling Superocean is the luminescent triangular tipped hands, Ocean Classic woven steel bracelet, steel case, 46mm diameter, and 200 m water resistance.

Other technical specifications of this Breitling watch include Breitling 13 Caliber, a self-winding and high frequency movement, a minimum of 40 hours of power reserve, 28,800 vibrations per hour, 25 jewels, dial aperture calendar, unidirectional and ratcheted bezel, screw locked crown, and cambered sapphire and glare proofed crystal.

Replacing Your Breilting Watch Band

A popular topic for Breitling watch owners is where purchase and how change their Breitling watch bands.

Replacing your Breitling watch band becasue of damage or for a new look is easy.

  1. Make sure your new Breitling watch band matches the style of your Breitling watch
  2. Make sure you choose a size that is the perfect fit for your Breitling Watch by using a watch band size chart.  Most Breitling watch bands come in 18mm, 20mm, and 22mm. In order to tell which size band you will need for your Breilting watch you should measure the space between the lugs of your Breitling.  Lugs are simply where your Breiting watch band attaches to your Breilting watch. If you need help The Watch Prince  has a very useful conversion chart that will help you measure distance between the lugs on your Breitling watch.
  3. Each Breitling band should come with some sort of warranty that protects it in case of damage or simple wear and tear.
  4. Make sure you are careful when switching out your Breitling watch band, or leave it to your local jeweler.  For a step by step guide on changing the band yourself, The Watch Prince also gives great tips including placing your Breitling watch band on cloth or a soft surface before working and using the right tools need to easily manuever the switch.