Bentley celebrates its centennial this year and also “the extraordinary collaboration enjoyed by Bentley Motors and Breitling since 2003.” The automaker and the watchmaker unveiled the limited-edition Breitling Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition time piece Tuesday evening at the Geneva Motor Show.
The Bentley-Breitling relationship dates to the development of the Bentley Continental GT earlier this century, when Bentley commissioned Breitling to create a clock for the car’s dashboard. The car — and clock — debuted at the Paris Motor Show in 2003.
“Throughout the next decade, both brands worked together to create exquisite timepieces and special edition cars that cemented the strength of the relationship,” the companies said in their news release. “In 2018, Breitling introduced the Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley British Racing Green, a striking wristwatch with a distinctive British racing green dial.”
The centennial watch is made in 18-karat red gold or stainless steel with a wooden brown burl elm dial with black subdials. The dial features a white tachymeter scale on a black inner bezel with a red tachymeter inscription.
The movement is visible through a transparent case back.
Each watch is numbered, with 200 of the red-gold watches to be produced and 1,000 of the stainless versions.
The stainless version with leather strap and pin buckle is priced at $10,470. The price increases slightly for either a pin buckle or stainless bracelet. The 18-karat red-gold version with leather strap and red-gold buckle is $29,625.