Breitling launches a new version of B06 watch
July 14, 2015: The Breitling Bentley B06 took to the road with a 49 mm case and now returns in a special S version with a 44 mm diameter that is bound to appeal to devotees of fine mechanics.
The knurled pattern on the bezel, a nod to the famous Bentley radiator grills, is picked up in the motif stamped on the black or silver dial. But alongside its unusual eye-catching design, the Bentley B06 S is also distinguished by its exclusive engine. Manufacture Breitling Calibre B06, entirely developed and produced in the Breitling Chronométrie workshops, and officially chronometer-certified, boasts an ingenious “30-second chronograph” system inspired by a 1926 Breitling patent. It involves a central hand sweeping around the dial in half a minute and thus ensures extremely precise eighth-of-a-second readings of the times it measures.
Another worldwide exclusive feature is the “variable tachymeter” with rotating bezel, serving to calculate average speeds whatever the time elapsed, the distance covered or the speed reached. The Bentley B06 S is available in steel or red gold and comes with a choice of a bracelet or a strap in leather, crocodile or rubber with a central raised pattern matching the bezel.