News August 2007

Flying B

Two new luxurious mechanical marvels
and stylish aesthetics

The Watch Quote™ - August 7th, 2007

Breitling Flying B Chronograph & Flying B N°3


Two new luxurious mechanical marvels

Flying B. For decades, the famous “winged B” ruled the roads as the mascot of the most prestigious British automobiles. Symbolising luxury, elegance and performance, it embodied the Bentley style with its unique blend of tradition and innovation.

The Flying B: by a fascinating twist of fate, this dynamic emblem closely resembles Breitling’s own “winged B” signature, the seal of excellence embodying its know-how in the field of fine mechanical watches. A sure sign that the two brands were destined to meet.

Flying B is now the name of an extremely exclusive Breitling forBentley collection distinguished by its daring rectangular case, opulent design and stunningly refined dials.

After springing a surprise with the launch of the Flying B jumping hour model, Breitling is now enriching this exceptional line with two new timepieces:a superbly stylish chronograph equipped by a motor in the finest Breitling tradition; and a slightly smaller model named Flying B N°3 and featuring an entirely redesigned dial.




Stylish aesthetics

The two new Flying B models in the Breitling for Bentley collection first catch the eye with their amazing cambered rectangular case fitted with a thick bevelled sapphire crystal following its curving profile. An exceptional feat of engineering and a marvel of elegance on the wrist.

The gaze is also captured by the inimitable design and dial decoration, crafted in a spirit of luxury and refinement worthy of the finest English cars. This clever geometrical interplay of square and rectangles reflects an extreme concern for details.

The radiating hour-markers, framing a large Roman numeral at 12 o’clock, are adorned with natural mother-of-pearl inlays displaying exquisite workmanship.

The dial centre carries an elegant knurled motif inspired by the Bentley control buttons and matching the steel, red gold or white gold of the case. Playing with the signature design features of the famous British car manufacturer, Breitling interprets the outer part of the dials in shades inspiredby the Bentley livery:Royal Ebony, Neptune, Desert Dune, Silver Storm, Amber, Bronze...

The slightly arched dials represent technical and aesthetic masterpieces that are individually crafted by artisans at the peak of their art. The caseback of both models is engraved with the famous Flying B after which it is named.

The Speed B bracelet is distinguished by its links with a curving profile mirroring the shape of the case; offering a blend of elegance and functionality, it is equipped with a comfort enhancing extension that is adjustable in a few seconds.

The Flying B Chronograph and the Flying B N°3 are also available in even more prestigious jewellery versions with a diamond-set red or white gold case.

Flying B Chronograph



Enhanced by two lever pushpieces smoothly integrated with the cambered profile of the case,the Flying B Chronograph is a generous, sophisticated creation that asserts its presence as a superb time-measuring instrument.

The original and dynamic geometrical dial layout further enhances the refined aura of this model. The three hollowed 30-minute, 12-hour and small seconds counters create an appealing depth effect, while their softened rectangular shape subtly echoes the lines of the case.

The chronograph hour, minute and seconds indications are clearly visible thanks to the large hands and the graduated “track” running between the knurled central motif and the mother-of-pearl hour-markers. True to the spirit of the Breitling for Bentley collection, the Flying B Chronograph is powered by an exceptional motor.

Selfwinding Breitling Calibre 44B is equipped with a large calendar display with two separate apertures, one for the tens and the other for the units.

Offering a blend of tradition and performances, it demonstrates peerless accuracy and reliability – as confirmed by its much-coveted status as a chronometer duly certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute). The Flying B Chronograph is crafted in steel, red gold or white gold.




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Movement:Breitling Calibre 44B, chronometer-certified by the COSC, selfwinding, high-frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour), 38 jewels.
60-second,30-minute and 12-hour totalizers.
Large calendar display.
Case:steel, 18K red gold, 18K white gold.
Water-resistant to 100 metres (330 ft).
Screw-locked crown.
Curved sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides.
Dimensions: 38.5 x 58.2 mm.
Dials:Royal Ebony, Neptune, Silver Storm, Amber, Bronze.
Straps/bracelet:Barenia leather, crocodile leather/Speed B.


Flying B N°3



While presented in a slightly smaller size, the Flying B N°3 features all the harmonious elegance and daring of the rectangular Flying B case. However, it shows a completely difference face thanks to an entirely redesigned dial.

This epitome of art and fine craftsmanship is protected and highlighted by a finely bevelled sapphire crystal that is glare proofed on both sides. The hour-markers and the Roman numeral XII with their mother-of-pearl inlays provide a radiant surround for the knurled central motif.

The two large hands mark off the hours and minutes with considerable panache. The small seconds hand sweeps around a hollowed square subdial,while the date is clearly visible in a finely cut-out double-date calendar.

At the heart of this paragon of balance and refinement beats the new Breitling Calibre 16B, accompanied by an official COSC chronometer-rating certificate, like all movements emerging from the Breitling workshops.The Flying B N°3 is available in steel as well as in red or white gold.




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Movement:Breitling Calibre16B, chronometer-certified by the COSC, selfwinding, high-frequency (28,800 vibrations/hour),
30 jewels.
Large calendar display.
Case:steel, 18K red gold, 18K white gold.
Water-resistant to 100 metres (330 ft).
Screw-locked crown.
Curved sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides.
Dimensions: 34.5 x 51.4 mm.
Dials:Royal Ebony, Neptune, Silver Storm, Amber, Desert Dune, Bronze.
Straps/bracelet:Barenia leather, crocodile leather/Speed B.


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