A new breitling
Great adventures in the air can equal those on land; therefore, we bring you the great novelty of the trademark of the winged B, The Flying B.
Never before has Breitling offered a watch that is not a chronograph. This season, is sur- prises by unveiling its first rectangular watch, an elegant piece that captivates by its beauty.
Putting its traditional pilots’ chronographs to one side, Breitling causes a sensation by includ- ing the Breitling for Bentley in its collection; a rec- tangular watch to a new design, its first men’s dress watch that is not a chronograph.
The Flying B is a piece of classic elegance and is a prestigious and sophisticated creation, thanks to its curved rectangular case, its gener- ous lines of great personality that enhances the wrist and for its subtle conjunction of angles and cmves.
It surprises for its original indication system a mode featuring a jumping hour mechanism in which the hour hand is replaced by a disc at twelve o’clock. Minutes are read in a more conventional way thanks to the single hand located in the center of the dial. The seconds are shown in an off-center dial at six o’clock.
Like all models in the Breitling for Bentley col- lection, this new model is driven by an exceptional motor, the Calibre Breitling 28B, with the jumping hand mechanism, automatic winding, high fre- quency (28,800 vibrations per hour), 38 jewels and chronograph certified by the COSC The dimen- sions are 57.3 by 38.5 mm and the watch is sub- mergible to a depth of 100 metros.
The dial is a work of art, thanks to the knurled bezel inspired by the control buttons of the Bentley car and the hours sculptured from mother of pearl. The caseback reveals the symbol that gave this exclusive timepiece its name: the leg- endary Bentley Flying B de Bentley, which for decades served as the emblematic insignia of these British-made cars.
The watch comes in steel, rose gold and white gold editions, all of which are contrasted with an elegant overstitched leather strap or a Speed metal bracelet.
Text: Amura ± Photo: Breitling