Since 2003, high-end Swiss watchmaker Breitling and luxury automaker Bentley have partnered up to offer an impressive collection of ultra-luxurious timepieces. One of the most intriguing models to come out of the Breitling for Bentley lineup is are the models inspired by Bentley’s biggest engine. Join us as we take a cruise with a pair of Breitling for Bentley 6.75 watches.
What Are the Breitling for Bentley 6.75 Watches?
The Breitling for Bentley 6.75 watches are in essence a tribute to the automaker’s famed 6.75-liter engine used to power the luxurious Mulsanne limousines. As such, these are massive watches, boasting a case diameter of 49 mm. And of course, the complication (a function other than time on a watch) of choice for watches inspired by automobiles is a chronograph. No other watch function is as closely related to the spirit of cars, car racing, and drivers as the chronograph, which includes a stopwatch function to time speeds and measure distances.
One of the defining features of the Breitling for Bentley 6.75 watches are the knurled bezels, fashioned to mimic Bentley’s famous radiator grilles. What’s more, turn the watch around and you’ll be met with a caseback crafted to resemble the five-spoke design of Bentley wheel rims.
Now that we have outlined the fundamentals of the Breitling for Bentley 6.75 watches, let’s have a look at two exquisite examples.
Breitling for Bentley 6.75 Chronograph K44362
First up, we have the Breitling for Bentley 6.75 chronograph ref. K44362 in 18k rose gold. Contrasting with the large 49 mm rose gold case is a rich black dial with a white periphery for the slide rule. The black portion of the dial houses plenty of rose gold accents, from the trio of registers to the wide hour markers to the hands at center. Plus, just under the winged Breitling logo at 12 o’clock is the oversized double date window.
As a limited edition model, on the spoke-designed caseback, you’ll see the watch’s unique number: #130 out of 675 pieces. The look of this lavish rose gold Breitling for Bentley 6.75 chronograph ref. K44362 is fitted with a luxurious black leather strap with contrasting stitching. The leather strap is equipped with a rose gold double deployant clasp for optimal comfort and security.
Breitling for Bentley 6.75 Chronograph GMT R47362
Next in line is the Breitling for Bentley 6.75 Chronograph GMT ref. R47362, also in 18k rose gold. This particular edition of the Breitling for Bentley 6.75 watch pairs the sporty chronograph function with the super practical GMT function.
Inside the 49 mm rose gold case is a light cream dial, which offers clear legibility to read all the indications. There are of course the three subdials used in conjunction with the chronograph function. Then there’s the discreet date window embedded into the subdial at 6 o’clock. Finally, accompanying the hour, minute, and chronograph hands at the center is an extra 24-hour hand. On the outer edge of the dial of the Breitling for Bentley 6.75 Chronograph GMT ref. R47362 is a disk with the city names to represent 24 time zones. Subsequently, the arrow-tipped hand is charged with indicating a secondary time zone by pointing to a select representing city.
Playing up the sportiness of the watch, this Breitling for Bentley is presented on a black rubber strap. But in true Breitling form, the strap is fitted with an 18k rose gold double deployant clasp. Interestingly, this version does not have the wheel-motif caseback. Instead, it has a solid rose gold caseback inscribed with “Bentley Motors” and “Special Edition.”
Within the Breitling catalog, the Breitling for Bentley 6.75 watches are very special models, indeed. Made for enthusiasts of fine watches and luxe cars, Breitling for Bentley timepieces are ideal for those who appreciate the finer things in life.