August 17, 2006

Breitling for Bentley Flying B timepiece

Of all the watchmaker-automaker partnerships, arguably none are as fitting as the Breitling for Bentley series. Both marques represent old-world craftsmanship melded with contemporary design, the very epitome of luxury and exclusivity, classic yet muscular styling, and of course, a winged-B emblem.

The newest addition to the series is their first rectangular timepiece: the Flying B. And it’s a real stunner.

The dominant pattern is the exquisite knurled metal featured on Bentley instrumentation. What makes the Flying B truly unique, however, is the hour hand. Or rather, the lack of an hour hand. The face features two dials and a number window. The main dial displays minutes, the smaller dial below it indicates the seconds, and the hour is shown at twelve-o’clock in a large, prominent window (like those usually used for the date). This configuration takes an already beautiful timepiece and makes it all the more unique.

The case is made from either steel or gold (white or rose) and can be matched to either the metal-link “Speed bracelet” or leather strap with a contrasting top-stitch.

As stunning as the watch looks in the pictures, like all the items in the Breitling for Bentley collection, it’s all the more dazzling up close.

Visit breitlingforbentley.com for more details on the entire collection.