Breitling Automatic Premier B01 Limited Edition 42mm
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Celebrating Bentley’s Continental GT Convertible Mulliner Edition, the Premier Bentley Mulliner chronograph comes in a limited edition of 1.000 pieces. Bentley’s Mulliner Workshop is an extension of Mulliner, a family company founded by master coachbuilder Robert Bouverie Mulliner in London in 1870. For nearly 150 years, Mulliner has been renowned for its exquisite bespoke handcrafted coaches, created to the highest standards to meet the exacting requirements of its clients. The new Premier Bentley chronograph has some close links to the interior of the most luxurious GT ever designed by Mulliner, and particularly to the Breitling clock in the luxury automobile’s dashboard. Presented on a blue alligator leather strap, and featuring blue & red accents, the watch echoes the interior of the car. Also, the vertically brushed silver dial of the Premier recalls the car’s Breitling dashboard clock, and complements it’s sets of Arabic numerals: 3, 6, 9, 12 for the dashboard clock and 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11 for the chronograph. Sharing these numerals across the two pieces is a nod to their common design DNA. On the left side of the case is a plate with an engraved “Bentley” inscription, whose design is based on the engine spin dashboard found in historic Bentleys. The Premier Bentley Mulliner comes in a limited edition of 1.000 pieces, each of which engraved “ONE OF 1.000”.
A specialist of technical watches, Breitling has played a crucial role in the development of the wrist chronograph and is a leader in this complication. The firm has shared all the finest moments in the conquest of the skies thanks to its sturdy, reliable and high-performance instruments. One of the world's only major watch brands to equip all its models with chronometer-certified movements, the ultimate token of precision, Breitling is also one of the rare firms to also produce its own mechanical chronograph movements, entirely developed and manufactured in its own workshops. The company is moreover one of the last remaining Swiss watch brands independent of any watchmaking group.