News August 2006

Breitling springs a surprise by enriching the Breitling forBentley collection with a rectangular watch featuring an original design.An exceptional timepiece dedicated to the “winged B”, the historical emblem of the famous British manufacturer.

The Flying B

The wings of renown

The Watch Quote™ - August 24th, 2006



A Bentley is far more than a car, it is a work of art crafted with infinite concern for detail. Dedicated to the most prestigious of automobile marques, the latest newcomer to the Breitling for Bentley collection likewise asserts itself as a luxurious and sophisticated creation. First of all through its case, endowed with cambered rectangular lines reflecting the elegance of a coupé or cabriolet model. Also through its generous yet elegant dimensions establishing a powerful presence on the wrist,as well as its play on angles and curves.



The surprising nature of the Flying B stems not just from this rectangular design, the first “shaped” case in the Breitling for Bentley collection. It is also distinguished by its original display mode featuring a jumping hour mechanism in which the hour hand is replaced by a disc at 12 o'clock. Minutes are read off in a more conventional way by means of a single hand placed at the dial centre. Meanwhile, the seconds are shown on an off-centred subdial at 6 o'clock. Like all models in the Breitling for Bentley collection, the new Flying B takes to the road with an exceptional motorisation: selfwinding Breitling Caliber 28B, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC.

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Breitling The Flying B


Breitling Calibre 28B with jumping hour mechanism.
Selfwinding, high-frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour), 38 jewels.
Officially chronometer-certified by the COSC.
Water-resistant to 100 metres (330 feet).
Dimensions: 38.5 x 57.3 mm

The dial of the Flying B constitutes a masterpiece of artistry and craftsmanship in its own right. Embodying unique know-how, it reveals a wealth of details such as the knurled motif inspired by Bentley instrumentation, and hour-markers sculpted from mother-of-pearl. Its play on reliefs and materials is enhanced by a subtle touch of colour echoed in the central part and in the jumping hour aperture. The slightly cambered dial profile required a show of considerable ingenuity by the artisans, as did the curving shape of the bevelled sapphire crystal, glareproofed both sides.


The caseback reveals the symbol that gave this exclusive timepiece its name: the legendary Bentley “Flying B” which served for decades as the emblematic insignia of these British-made cars. An emblem reminiscent of another legendary signature, the Breitling winged B... Borne on the wings of this doubly prestigious renown, the Flying B isavailable in steel. It is also produced in a refined red gold version as well as in a series in white gold, the height of discreet luxury. It is fitted with an elegant overstitched strap or with a Speed bracelet.

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