Breitling Chronomat 38 SleekT recognizes the ingenious spirit of women and their tenacity to take charge and command precision instruments. Breitling captures this tenacious spirit in the feminine design of Chronomat 38 SleekT – a feminine contemporary elegant yet sporty watch.
Breitling Chronomat first appeared in 1984 as a precision instrument designed specifically to cater to the needs of elite international pilots. Breitling re-envisioned this precision model to produce a sleek yet elegant watch that enraptures feminine wrists in a contemporary yet commanding style.
Chronomat 38 SleekT classic momentum take off in a 38mm diameter case with a dual sided glare-proofed sapphire crystal which is complemented by a high-tech, ultra-hard and scratch resistant smooth bezel made of tungsten carbide. Select dials are offered in a bold black lacquered or exquisite mother-of-pearl dial with or without diamond hour markers, as well as an optional diamond-set steel bezel model. The dials along with the tungsten carbide bezel harmoniously contrasts with the watch’s satin polished steel case, which is dressed with a stainless steel bracelet giving the watch an elegant sporty edge (a gold leather crocodile strap version is also available).
Chronomat 38 SleekT still delivers its original precise performance with a self-winding chronograph movement chronometer-certified by the prestigious COSC. Breitling designed this enigmatic Chronomat 38 SleekT for that on-the-go professional woman that is as in command of time as she is of her professional schedule and personal lifestyle – all precisely timed in elegant sporty style.
Breitling’s ongoing partnership with legendary automaker Bentley has lead to an upcoming Baselworld debut of the Bentley 6.75 Midnight Carbon watch, a collaborative venture inspired by the massive Bentley 6.75 litre engine inside Mulsanne limousines.
Breitling Bentley 6.75 Midnight Carbon chronograph delivers a powerful statement cladded entirely in midnight (black) – a cladding process Breitling achieved employing a special ultra-resistant carbon-based treatment.
Bentley 6.75 Midnight Carbon chronograph is engineered with a 49mm black steel case presented with a radiator grill motif dial which offers a subtle peek of the Breitling self-winding Caliber 44B movement with chronometer-certified by the COSC. Three sub-dials display a small seconds at 3 o’clock, a 12-hour totalizer at 6 o’clock and a 30-minute totalizer at 9 o’clock and has a large dual date aperture at 12 o’clock for readability. The main crown is screw locked allowing for a water resistance up 100 meters.
Bentley 6.75 Midnight Carbon chronograph bezel resembles the signature Bentley wheel tread pattern along with its sporty black rubber strap with DLC stainless steel push button folding clasp. Another stunning feature is the caseback which resembles the five-spoke motif of the Bentley wheel rims.
Breitling Bentley 6.75 Midnight Carbon is a limited edition watch of only 1,000 pieces and it is slated to debut at Baselworld 2014. This masculine watch is priced at $10,945.
Is speed your mantra? The Breitling Bentley Supersports timepiece limited series of chronographs is an engineered tribute to start your engines.
Breitling for Bentley Supersports timepiece design presents a virtual “dashboard-style” dial that will, as the lyrics of song “Born to be Wild” says it best, “Get your motor runnin’; Head out on the highway; Lookin’ for adventure;…Racin’ with the wind…”; leave you feeling like you were born to be wild. Breitling for Bentley Supersports has a Royal Ebony dial accentuated with ringed counters and inner bezels available in vibrant colors of blue, orange or white. It bears Bentleys’ doubled wing B signature emblem (at 12 o’clock) – its mark of distinction. It is the super chronograph that commemorates the Bentley Continental Supersports ISR donned the fastest and most powerful car ever made by the British manufacturer and is also the holder of the world ice speed record, at a breathtaking speed of 205.48 mph.
The Breitling for Bentley Supersports sporty chassis houses Breitling Calibre 26B movement, self-winding chronograph movement chronometer, which is certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), high-frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour), 38 jewels, center 60 minute totalizer, 12 hour totalizer and calendar.
It has a 49 mm diameter steel case with a cambered sapphire crystal, which is glare-proof on both sides. The wrist strap is available in Barenia leather, Bentley leather, crocodile leather or rubber/Speed. Its instrumentation includes a rotating bezel that activates the variable tachometer – Breitlings’ exclusive feature that measures average speed of time elapsed; and it is embellished with a distinctive knurled motif found on Bentley dashboard controls.
Breitling and Bentley are brands sharing a commitment to always manufacture instruments built with precision and performance. It is this shared heritage of excellence that attracted the two to partner and develop an exceptional collection of chronographs in 2003. 2003 also marked Bentley’s glorious return to the winners circle when its cars won at Le Mans. Bentleys’ cars won 2 car races in amazing style, taking the first two places in the ranking. Breitling partnered with Bentley and issued a limited edition chronograph which sold out in exceptional speed; these wins lead to the Breitling for Bentley collections. Breitling for Bentley series unifies these two worlds of sophistication and proficiency – British chic and Swiss tradition.
The Breitling for Bentley Supersports collection is available in three colors (orange, white and blue) and has a limited edition of 1000-piece per color. The fact that Breitling for Bentley Supersports collections have sold out so quickly in the past, is an advisable suggestion for connoisseurs interested in this collection put the pedal to the metal to purchase one of these distinctive timepieces before they are gone.
When one hears the words “replica luxury watch” the first thing the generally pops into mind is a comical image of a shady guy in a trench coat trying to sell a replica Rolex on the street. But it is not necessarily a laughing matter; these illegal copies of authentic watches cause an estimated one billion dollars of losses each year to the watch industry. The Swiss Customs Service estimates that up to 40 million counterfeit watches are put into circulation every year. So with each purchase of a counterfeit watch, consumers are not only hurting the legitimate watch industry, but also slowing the global economy, as well as participating in criminal activities.
The most common fakes are made to resemble watches made by Rolex and Brietling, big names in the luxury watch industry. But there is also a huge replica watch market for the popular brands Chanel and Gucci. About half of these counterfeits are made in China and sold to tourists. However, a fair amount are made in America and moved across the country to be sold out of car trunks along with fake purses and wallets. Many websites online actually boast the authentic look of their fake watches, and insist their product is better and more reliable than other replicas.
There are two main types of counterfeits on the market, one is by trademark violation and the other is by design violation. A trademark violation watch will copy the brand name or symbols of a legitimate watch. It also includes any false claims like “Water/Shock Resistant” or claiming to be made of gold, silver, or any other precious metals. Oftentimes, replica watches will have a few legitimate parts, such a leather straps or gold buckles to fool potential customers. A design violation is when a counterfeit is designed to look like an original, such as using the same model as a Rolex or Audemars. Both of these types of counterfeits are illegal and production can result in jail time.
As Valentine’s Day approaches, and many feel their purses tightening, the temptation to wow your significant other with what they think is a genuine Chanel or Bvlgari watch is probably quite hard to resist. The risk factor, however, is not truly worth the gain. Especially if your girlfriend finds out that Gucci watch she has been showing off is a fake! Best to stick with a modest but classy watch for Valentine’s this year.
Luxury watchmaker Breitling has a history of working with luxury car maker Bentley in order to create watches and cars that play off of each other, known as the Breitling for Bentley line. So when the British-based Bentley presented its new Continental GT V8 model, Breitling also introduced their new Bentley GMT chronograph. The new and limited edition 250-piece Breitling watch features a black exterior with a metallic red inner face to create a sporty contrast similar to the red in the Bentley logo on the new GT V8.
Breitling’s Bentley GMT is built for the traveler, allowing for a multiple time-zone display and an extra hour hand that keeps track of the full 24-hour day, and can be set forwards to backwards by one-hour increments to show the preferred second time-zone. The inner bezel of the watch also has the names of 24 major worldwide cities that one can set additional time-zones to, thus knowing the time in Tokyo at a glance.
The movement for the GMT is exclusive to the “Breitling for Bentley” line, and contains a self-winding 30-second chronograph “enabling readings accurate to the nearest 1/8th of a second” according to their official website.
In addition, Breitling for Bently has recently introduced the new and limited edition all-white versions of the Bentley GT and the Bentley GT Racing chronograph watch, made to parallel the Bentley Grand Tourers line. Dubbed the “Ice” versions of the GT models, these Breitlings use an exclusively Bentley shade of ice white for the strap and dial. The watch-face is designed to mirror the dashboard of a Bentley Grand Tourer, with a special enhancement of the rimmed counters. Similarly, the bezel of the Breitling Ice is raised to give the appearance of the various controls and buttons on one of the elite Bentleys. And of course to match the steel-reinforced mobile counterpart, the Ice has a steel casing with a polished finish that evokes raw power with sophistication.
The Ice models of Breitling for Bentley are both powered by a Calibre 13B chronograph movement, and features a “bi-directional rotating bezel to activate the ‘variable tachometer.’” This complex sounding system allows one to measure their speed, the time elapsed, the distance covered, and the total speed reached. Sounds like just the watch to help you figure out how fast a Bentley Grand Tourer can really go. As the Breitling for Bentley saying goes, “grand style follows its own road.”