April 14, 2013
Often a favorite of watch fans, the Breitling for Bentley series will get a new addition to the series the Breitling for Bentley – Light Body Midnight Carbon watch. A limited edition of 1,00o pieces (not bad for a brand as big as Breitling), the watch has a black carbon-coated titanium case with the knurled bezel bezel which is signature to the series as it evokes the radiator grilles gracing the prow of Bentley cars.
Automatic mechanical movement with small second, 15-minute and 6-hour subs. There is also a neat and ingenious feature — a 30-second, center-set hand. This hand sweeps the dial at 2x a normal seconds hand, which enables 1/8th second chronograph second readings.
Even though it seems to do well with Breitling aficionados, I do wish they would downsize the piece — at 49mm, it is just too big for me which is unfortunate because I like the overall style.
words by Kyle Stults