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Breitling is celebrating their 100th anniversary and such an occasional merits some memorable gestures. To mark the occasion among other releases Breitling has unveiled a new watch, which serves to also celebrate their partnership with Bentley. Let’s take a closer look at the new limited edition “Breitling Premier Bentley Centenary” available in two alloy options with a unique wooden dial.

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We covered various watches in the “Bentley for Breitling” collection along the years. Most recently we reviewed the “Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph Bentley British Racing Green” (Ref#: AB0118A11L1X1) which can read more about here.

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“Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph Bentley British Racing Green” (Ref#: AB0118A11L1X1)

This collaboration began back in 2003, which makes this their own particular 16th anniversary. A stat that also ushers garners them the title of longest running partnership between a horology brand and an automotive manufacturer.

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This models 42mm case is available in either 18k rose gold or stainless-steel,

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both with a sapphire crystal exhibition case back, which allows to view the inner workings of the inner movement. A black ink Bentley logo has been etched on to these models unique transparent flip-sides.

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As usual an engraved plate with a “Bentley” inscription has also been screw placed on the cases outer left-side by Breitling.

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It also comes equipped with two rectangular push-pieces that operate the chronograph functions and a setting-crown in-between them.

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Time is exhibited on a brown textured dial with steel applied hour index markers, followed by smaller white printed second index marker and slightly thicker stubbier minute markers.

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This dial is made of actual elm burl, which is a reference to Bentley cars that used wooden inserts, like for example to historic “Blower” Bentley that raced in the 1930 Le Mans. The wood insert has been set in resin and paced in the middle of the center dial of the rotating display.

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A black ring can be seen circling the flange of the watch with a white printed tachymeter scale, while the inscription “TACHYMETER“ has been done with a red font.

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There are two black sub-dials: a 30-minute counter at the 3 o’clock position and a sub-second at the 9 o’clock position. The stainless-steel central hands have been fitted with a luminescent material and the thinner chronograph has been given a red tip, for an enhanced legibility. There is also a date aperture at the 6 o’clock position.

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Breitling Premier Bentley Centenary

This “Breitling Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition” (N/A) is powered by the self-winding in-house mechanical movement, caliber B01 with 47 jewels and 28,800 vph. It comes equipped with a column wheel chronograph movement that has a vertical clutch. Power reserve on this timepiece can last up to 70 hours, when fully wound.

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Mounted to the watch is either a: brown leather strap with exposed white stitching or a stainless-steel bracelet, both secured to the wrist by a steel deployment buckle. This is a limited edition watch with only 200 manufactured pieces for the 18k rose gold version priced at $28,000 and 1,000 pieces for the stainless-steel option for $9,950 USD. For more up to date information, visit the official Breitling website here.

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Written by Mauro Az