Breitling Bentley Light Body – The “Stealth” Look4:44 am
The first thing that you’ll notice about the Breitling for Bentley Light Body Qp Midnight Carbon is the inherent subtlety of its design. The watch is almost completely black in colour with hints of white and red, and gives an impression of understated brilliance. The refined, matt black “stealth” look traces its origin to the sophisticated dashboard found in almost every Bentley car. Another reference to Bentley can be found in the central raised motif on the strap and the knurled bezel, which resemble the design of Bentley’s famous radiator grille.
Breitling and Bentley have been associated since 2002, when the British automaker involved the Swiss watchmaker in the creation of the most powerful Bentley ever built, the Continental GT. Breitling crafted the onboard clock and assisted Bentley in the designing of the technical instruments present in the car. Over the past decade, the two brands have teamed up frequently to create stunning masterpieces that bring together the best of horology and automotive technology. The results of these projects have been appreciated by both car lovers and watch enthusiasts alike. This 25 piece limited edition timepiece has an in-house self winding movement, the Breitling Calibre 29B. The movement has an extremely high frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and includes 38 jewels. It has been officially certified as a chronometer by COSC, the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute.
The movement is housed in an ultra-light black titanium case which has highly resistant carbon-based coating for optimum safety. The case is water resistant to a depth of 50 metres and the screw-locked crown is made of black titanium with a non-slip grip. The case is covered with cambered sapphire crystal, which is glare-proofed on both sides to ensure extremely clear visibility. A special feature of the Breitling Bentley Light Body is the variable tachometer, which is exclusively found in Breitling watches.
The variable tachometer allows you to measure average speed, irrespective of time travelled, distance covered and speed attained.
Standard tachometers are limited to observations that are based on times measuring less than 60 seconds. The Breitling variable tachometer can be used along with the chronograph to measure average speed without any limits on the time covered, distance travelled or speed attained.
The watch features 30 minute and 12 hour chronographs as well as 1/4th of a second chronograph, which ensures greater accuracy of reading. The watch also includes a perpetual calendar that shows date, day, week, month, season, leap year cycle and moon phases. You would expect it to be slightly difficult to read so many formats in a 49 mm dial, but Breitling has managed to fit all these formats within the four sub-dials. In fact, the different calendar formats are displayed in such a sophisticated and easy-to-read manner that you’ll be surprised at the amount of information available on your wrist. And of course, the sub-dials also have counters for the chronograph seconds, minutes and hours. The luminous hand and hour markers on the dial are clad matt black while the seconds hand is adorned with a red tip to give it a very distinctive look.
Though the name suggests it to be a watch specifically designed for secret, night-time prowls, the Midnight Carbon is a great timepiece for wearing even in the daytime and will make for a great companion anywhere that a Bentley can take you.
Features Writer, The Watch Guide
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