Breitling Bentley B05 Unitime
Breitling began collaborating with the famous Bentley marque in 2003. Even today, they still make the clocks that are fitted into the cars’ dashboards.
Bentleys are never small and this is a big watch. But then, it gives the wearer a lot of information across the 49mm case.
This particular watch comes with its original box and papers and is in excellent condition. There are just a few small scratches on the clasp and the edges of the case.
The Case and Dial:
The hour and minute hands are silver-toned, lined with luminescent fill making everything clear and efficient. The tri-compax layout includes small running seconds, a 30-minute chronograph register and a 12-hour chronograph register.
Turning the crown in either direction adjusts the internal bezel, allowing the wearer to easily display the local time. The wearer can rotate the crown without harm to the movement. A simple, user-friendly system. The dial allows the wearer to see the prevailing time in 24 different cities simultaneously, making it the perfect aid across the timezones.
The highly polished case and bracelet of the Bentley B05 Unitime is imposing and certainly could never be described as self-effacing.
Collectors also often prefer timepieces equipped with an exhibition case back. Breitling gives the Bentley B05 Unitime a view of the self-winding movement via a sapphire crystal case back. It is driven by a highly original oscillating weight shaped like a wheel rim of a Bentley.
Powering the Bentley B05 Unitime is a manufacturer movement, the Calibre B05. This in-house, self-winding movement features a column wheel, a vertical coupling clutch and an over 70-hour power reserve. Like all Breitling for Bentley movements, they are chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), the highest benchmark in terms of precision and reliability, and the only one based on an international standard.
So all in all, a statement piece that commands attention whilst providing the wearer with both form and function. This would be a great addition to a Breitling fan’s collection or any watch lover for that matter!