The new tourbillon watch is described as a reinterpretation of the original Breitling Premier wristwatches of the 1940s, drawing inspiration from Willy Breitling, the grandson of the brand’s founder, who also drove Bentleys and designed the original Premier.
The new Breitling watch is limited to 25 examples and features a 42mm case in 18k red gold, distinctive rectangular chronograph pushers, a gold-brown alligator strap, and a transparent sapphire case back that lets you see its mesmerizing movement with the 22-karat gold oscillating weight.
The highlight of the new watch is of course the special chronograph tourbillon caliber and cage that can be seen through the green dial, a homage to the British Racing Green associated with the Bentley-Breitling collaboration for 19 years. The Breitling Manufacture Caliber B21, a COSC-certified tourbillon movement, offers around 55 hours of power reserve and is water-resistant up to 100 meters.
Willy Breitling, who patented the chronograph with two independent pushers at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock in 1934, knew that there was a desire for elegance and glamour from watch lovers, driving him to design the original Premier wristwatches in the 1940s, Breitling’s first link from purpose to style.
“This striking watch embodies our joint commitment to pioneering spirit, expert craftsmanship and technological excellence,” said Adrian Hallmark, Bentley Chairman, and CEO.
The new Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Bentley Limited Edition is available now, priced at €49,000 in Europe, which comes to about $52,000 at current exchange rates.