Breitling Premier B01 chronograph 42 Bentley Centenary Limited Edition Unveiled

by Chamath Gamage
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Released in Baselworld 2019, the Breitling Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition is produced in 18k red gold and stainless-steel versions. The prestigious watchmaker released the Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition models the same day Bentley released the Centenary Limited Edition Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner to celebrate their partnership and their 100 years of motoring excellence Breitling’s partnership with Bentley motors initially dates back to 2003, when Bentley had the watchmaker design the onboard clock on their very first Continental GT. 

The Breitling Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition’s dial comes in a beautiful brown Elm burl finish. The wood-like finish on the dial resembles the wooden inserts in the new Continental GT Number 9 Edition. Breitling has used the iconic black contrasting colour for the chronograph counters. The black colour on the counters indicates that the movement in the watch is Brietling’s manufacture caliber 01. The counters represent the seconds sub-dial at the 9 o’clock position, with the 30 minute sub-dial at the 3 o’clock position. On the left-hand side of the casing, there is a plate with the engraving “Bentley”. 

The manufacture calibre 01 movement used in Breitling’s Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition produces approximately 70 hours of power reserve. The movement is done completely in-house and has been COSC-certified. This timepiece comes with an open case back which showcases the movement, while also displaying the Bentley logo. The back of the case also has an inscription of “One of 200” for the 18k red gold edition. The stainless-steel edition has the “One of 1000” inscription. 

This elegant watch has a beautiful brown leather strap with white stitching that matches the tone of the dial and is inspired by the seats in a Bentley.

Watchadvice’s thoughts

With a 42mm case and an aesthetically pleasing brown Elm burl dial, the Breitling Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition piece is a standout model, much like Bentley’s Continental GT number 9 edition. The release of the Breitling Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition models sums up both brands’ achievements and is a celebration of their design, performance and rich history. It should be noted that the red gold 18k edition is limited to 200 pieces while the stainless-steel is limited to 1000 pieces.

Premier B01 chronograph 42 Bentley Centenary Limited Edition Specification

Model Reference: RB01181A1Q1X1
Case Diameter: 42mm
Dial: Brown Elm Burl Finish with black counter
Case-back: Screwed 18k red gold, sapphire glass
Movement: Breitling Manufacture Calibre 01
Power Reserve: Up to 70 hours
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph and date
Water Resistance: 10 ATM

Australian Retail Pricing : $37,950.00 for Red gold, $13,900 for steel with leather strap and $14,350 for steel with steel bracelet

Availability : Limited to 200 pieces for red gold and 1000 pieces for steel varients worldwide

Local Authorised Dealers :

  • Brisbane – The Hour Glass and Hardy Brothers
  • Melbourne – Monards ( Collins Street and Crown Casino) ,Gregory Jewellers , The Hour Glass and Watches of Switzerland
  • Sydney – Breitling Boutique, Swiss Concept, The Hour Glass and Watches of Switzerland
  • Perth – Watches of Switzerland

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