Last year, the watch and car companies celebrated 15 years of cooperation, which began back in 2002, when Breitling received an order to produce on-board instruments for the new Continental GT limousine. It quickly became clear that outstanding technical performance, excellent design and a rich heritage are not a declared commonality of values, but a mutual keen interest of two renowned manufacturers.
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In honor of the 100th anniversary of Bentley, the Swiss watchmaker presents a collection of luxury wrist watches, the Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition, featuring elm wood fragments on the dial. These inserts were once part of the Blower No. 9, which was driven by legendary race car driver Tim Birkin during the race at Le Mans in 1930. The restoration of the historic car of Sir Tim Birkin required the replacement of wooden parts - so the idea was born to use the original material in the design of new watches.
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The brown scale of the dial is repeated on the strap with classic Bentley quilting. Chronographs with a certified automatic movement Caliber 01 are released in a version of 1000 pieces of steel or 200 pieces of rose gold, which is appropriately engraved on the case. The one-hour launch was timed to coincide with the premiere of the Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner at the Geneva Motor Show.>