Luxury watchmaker Breitling has introduced a more compact version of the Bentley B06 with its original “30-second chronograph” system. The new special S version with a 44 mm diameter case will appeal to all lovers of beautiful mechanical watches that combine elegance and performance, claims the company. The knurled pattern on the bezel, a nod to the famous Bentley radiator grills, is echoed in the motif stamped on the black or silver dial. In addition to the change in design and smaller case, its exclusive engine also distinguishes the Bentley B06 S.
Its engine, the Manufacture Breitling Calibre B06, is developed and produced in the Breitling Chronométrie workshops. Officially chronometer-certified, it boasts an ingenious “30-second chronograph” system inspired by a 1926 Breitling patent. It involves a central hand sweeping around the dial in half a minute and thus ensuring extremely precise eighth-of-a second readings of the times it measures. Another worldwide exclusive feature is the “variable tachymeter” with rotating bezel, serving to calculate average speeds whatever the time elapsed, the distance covered or the speed reached. The Bentley B06 S is available in steel or red gold, with a choice of a metal bracelet or leather, crocodile or rubber straps. There is no word on the price.