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Breitling Mark Bentley Supersports Launch with ‘Connected’ Chronograph

By Paul Joseph

Just a week after reporting on the launch of the Bentley Continental Supersports, watch brand Breitling have thrown their weight behind the new luxury car with the creation of a striking new commemorative chronograph.

Designed to celebrate the car’s launch, the limited edition Breitling for Bentley Supersports B55 timepiece features a number of bespoke design elements that offer a distinctive nod to the Supersports automobile.  

These include a titanium case inspired by the titanium exhaust option available on the Supersports, as well as a lightweight case framing a dial in carbon fibre, a material featured strongly in many details of the car. A double-layer red-edged and lined black rubber strap completes the look.

However, it is another element that has raised the most eyebrows: an electronic movement. The watch boasts a new version of Breitling’s in-house B55 connected calibre, which is enriched with functions tailor-made for performance-minded individuals. In addition to the lap timer and electronic tachymeter, the B55 features three additional exclusive functions. 

The ‘Chrono Rally’ setting can record up to 30 rally stages, complete with the departure date, the start time and duration of each stage – as well as intermediate times for each stage – while automatically adding in any penalties incurred.

The ‘Chrono Race’ mode is designed for track races and enables the wearer to record the split times for each lap and calculate the average lap speed. Finally, the ‘Regularity Rally’ function enables the wearer to predefine target times from the total, and then check at the press of a button whether these goals are being achieved.

Meanwhile a specially designed Breitling app has been created in order to allow owners to store and transmit all of the data recorded via a smartphone connection.

The connected chronograph features two ultra-legible LCD screens equipped with a backlighting system that can be activated by pressing the crown or by simply tilting the wrist.

Only 500 of the Breitling for Bentley Supersports B55 timepieces will be produced.

By Paul Joseph