Breitling crafts a new watch to celebrate Bentley Continental Supersports
January 17, 2017: The new Bentley Continental Supersports, the fastest Continental ever built with a top speed of 211 mph (340 km/h), a 0-60 mph (0 to 100 km/h) acceleration time of 3.5 seconds, as well as an entirely revisited design, commands respect and style. And so, issued in a 500-piece worldwide edition, Breitling’s new dedication to Bentley, Bentley Supersports B55 demands attention with its sporty appearance, with a sturdy and light titanium case framing a dial in carbon fibre.
For the first time in the history of Breitling for Bentley, Breitling has equipped a chronograph with an electronic movement. This new version of its in-house B55 connected calibre is enriched with functions tailor-made for the automobile universe.
Alongside the flyback chronograph, lap timer and electronic tachymeter, this B55 “Racing” calibre features three types of exclusive chronograph functions. Firstly, the “chrono rally” function serves to record up to 30 stages, complete with the departure date of the rally, the start time and duration of each stage, as well as intermediate times for each stage, while adding in any penalties incurred. Secondly, the “chrono race” function designed for track races enables the user to record the split times for each lap and calculate the average speed per lap. Thirdly, the “regularity rally” function (useful in competitions in which the objective is to cover a given distance in a given time) affords the possibility of predefining target times or intermediate times out of a total time, and then checking at the press of a button whether one is meeting those goals.
The Bentley Supersports B55 has been designed as a full-fledged chronograph, with the smartphone connection used to enhance its functionality and to store or transmit data. The two ultra-legible LCD (liquid crystal display) screens are equipped with a backlighting system that can be activated by pressing the crown or by tilting the wrist.