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Breitling for Bentley Motors Chronograph Special Edition

http://www.thewatchbox.com Now in its second decade, the Breitling for Bentley partnership is one of the most successful and most enduring co-branding deals on the luxury landscape. Why is that? Because it just flat-out makes sense: big, bold, and beautiful is a winning combination for devotees of watches and wheels. The Breitling for Bentley Motors Chronograph Special Edition is cloaked in British Racing Green as a tribute to the Crewe automaker's history of motorsports success. From the first half of the twentieth century to the early years of the twenty-first, Bentley racing cars have tasted victory in many of the racing world's premier events. In fact, one year after the union of Breitling and Bentley, the green Bentley Speed Eight GTP took victory (Bentley's sevent) at the 24 Hours of LeMans. With a metallic British Racing Green Dial and alligator leather strap to match, the Breitling for Bentley Chronograph Special Edition is fitting tribute to its namesake machines. The chronograph - arguably the ultimate complication for fans of motorsports - runs at double speed. Its 30-second revolutions allow larger jumps of the seconds hand to display the individual beats of the movement (eight per second) with greater clarity. This system, which is based on an early twentieth century Breitling chronograph patent, allows users to read time increments of one-eighth of a second with ease. At the periphery of the matte metallic green dial, a circular slide rule permits rapid calculation of average speed, fuel consumption, and estimated time of arrival. While this innovation debuted on Breitling's pilot watches of the 1940s and 1950s, it is a natural addition on a watch designed for fans and competitors of endurance racing. This Breitling for Bentley Motors Chronograph Limited Edition is available from thewatchbox.com with a full factory suite of boxes, manuals, and documentation. It's the ideal gift for fans of fine watches and motor sports. Video and content by Tim Mosso.