Some brands were simply made to go together. They not only have similar histories and a similar work ethic, but they simply complete each other and when they collaborate they produce fantastic products of great value and beauty. This is definitely the case when it comes to the Breitling for Bentley series. Drawing inspiration from the fantastic design of the classic golden age Bentleys of the 1920’s but also from their more modern models, models that managed to achieve great success and a triumphant return to motor racing by winning the Le Mans 24 race in 2003; this watch series truly is a legendary one, one that signifies everything these two colossal brands stand for. That is high end products of the very best quality imaginable, products that impress not just through functionality and durability but also through beauty elegance, and prestige.
The collaboration between the two brands started in 2003 when Breitling became one of the main sponsors of the Bentley racing team that competed and won the Le Mans 24 hours race. To celebrate this fantastic achievement Breitling produced the first of the classic car inspired watches. A product that was so appreciated and popular it led to the entire series we have today. The series bases much of its character on the similarities between the two brands. The incredible tradition and expertise both brands have with fine mechanisms, that are durable and precise, that have a tradition, even more, an obligation to function perfectly and offer a unique experience while enriching the owner with their functionality, style, and elegance. The fantastic racing achievements these watches celebrate are truly unique, and span several decades. From the “Bentley Boys” of the 20’s and 30’s to the successful present day Bentley racing team, this watch series imprints a firm desire for quality and success.
The White Bentley Motors T Speed is a fantastically successful watch that draws its looks from the classic cars of old, specifically their dashboards. The way it contrasts the ruff and smoothly finished materials, the model and numerous details of the dial and case, the sporty design of the bezel and the character and feel of the watch, all these apparently small details give this watch its charm and personality. Another great element that ties the fantastic racing and high end car building tradition of Bentley to this watch is the case back that has a raised engraving in the form of three classic Bentley models, true legends of high end automobiles; the Speed 6, the R-Type Continental and the Continental GT, cars that are similar to Breitling watches through their fantastic build quality, elegance and style.
The qualities these brands have will truly elevate their client’s status, and impress an air of sophistication and fine mechanical knowledge, a passion for well-built and high end machines, a true appreciation of beauty and elegance, and a celebration of tradition and success in its purest and most natural form. This is what the Breitling for Bentley series is all about.