New models Friday, September 14th 2012
Barnato. The name of the most famous among the “Bentley Boys”, the men engaged in a passionate pursuit of victories and accomplishments that included winning the Le Mans 24 Hours Race no less than five times between 1924 and 1930. Also the name of an exceptional chronograph combining superlative style with peerless performance.
Bentley Barnato 42 Midnight Carbon © Breitling
Breitling for Bentley now interprets this sporty model in a 1,000 piece limited edition entirely clothed in black from the case made of a steel that is the color of night thanks to a highly resistant carbon based treatment, through the dial to the supple and sturdy rubber strap. The “instrument panel” appearance is reinforced by the chromed steel rimmed counters, the red accents and a tachometric scale on the inner bezel. The generous size of the bezel heights the effect of the elegant raised knurled motif inspired by the famous Bentley radiator grilles. The large hour markers and the oversized hands enhanced by a luminescent coating guarantee easy reading of the time in any circumstances, even in the heat of action. This ardent and sophisticated sports model is powered by a selfwinding chronograph movement chronometer certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) the ultimate token of precision and reliability. Bentley Barnato 42 Midnight Carbon: the stuff of a champion. ■
Movement: Breitling Calibre 41B, officially chronometer certified by the COSC, selfwinding, high frequency (28,800 vph), 38 jewels. 1/4th second chronograph, 30 minute and 12 hour totalisers. Calendar
Case: black steel, 1,000 piece limited series. Water resistant to 100 m. Screw locked crown. Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides. Diameter: 42 mm
Dial: Black Ice