Saturday, March 26, 2016

Breitling for Bentley - GMT B04 S Carbon Body Limited Edition

Equipped with a Manufacture Breitling dual time-zone movement, the Bentley GMT B04 S chronograph makes a strong comeback in a 250-piece limited series with a carbon case and dial.

Already interpreted in a titanium version, the Bentley GMT B04 S features a strikingly original and daring design based on asymmetrical lugs and integrated push-pieces moulding the shape of the case and an exclusive black rubber strap.
Breitling now introduces it in a limited edition distinguished by its resolutely sporty exterior. With this in mind, the brand has chosen a cutting-edge technology already used on the chassis of Formula 1 racing cars as well as in aviation and racing boats – but entirely novel in a watch. The high-tech case material is composed of tiny carbon fibres (just 30 microns in diameter) woven into several hundreds of layers placed at a 45-degree angle between each successive layers, and then bonded by heat-set resin.
The result is peerless rigidity combined with superlative shock-resistance and a distinctive matt-black appearance. A paragon of legibility, the dial is also made of carbon with a visible weave. A competition- ready look enhanced by red-rimmed counters reminiscent of racing car instrument panels.
Whether a road going or universal travel companion, this dual time-zone chronograph also stands out for its unprecedented user-friendliness. The black hour hand showing local time is quickly and easily adjusted by rotating the crown forwards or backwards – without losing any precision in terms of minutes and while ensuring automatic adjustment of the date in both directions. Meanwhile, the red hand keeps track of home time in 24-hour mode.
An additional user friendly feature takes the form of a rotating inner bezel bearing the names of 24 cities and serving to show the time at a glance in every time zone compared to the time shown by the 24-hour hand. This exceptional functionality is admirably controlled by Manufacture Breitling Calibre B04, protected by two patents: an ‘engine’ entirely developed and produced by Breitling that is chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), a reliable token of superior precision and reliability.
Technical details
Manufacture Breitling Calibre B04, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC, self-winding
High-frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour)
47 jewels

Over 70-hour power reserve

2nd time-zone in 24-hour mode
1/4th of a second chronograph, 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers

Carbon (250-piece limited series)
Water-resistant to 100 m
Screw-locked crown
Rotating pinion bezel with 24 time-zone indication
Cambered sapphire crystal, glare-proofed on both sides
Diameter: 45 mm.

Black Carbon

GMT rubber

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