Breitling says that features from the Supersports have been incorporated into the B55, including a 46mm diameter titanium case, inspired by the car’s titanium exhaust option, and the carbon fibre face, inspired by the numerous carbon lightweighting measures in the car.
A pair of backlit LCD screens, red-edged ‘TwinPro’ dual-layer rubber strap, water resistance to 100m and anti-glare glass are other features.
The B55’s electronic movement is a first for a Breitling for Bentley edition, while the connectivity functions include a lap timer and electronic tachymeter.
Other features making their debut on this model include a ‘Chrono Rally’ setting that can record details of up to 30 rally stages (handy for Targa Tassie!), including start times, duration and intermediate times, while also adding in time penalties.
The ‘Chrono Race’ function is similar, logging lap times in circuit work, as well as split times and average speed per lap.
Also new is a ‘Regularity Rally’ function that allows the user to pre-define target times for regularity competition and check whether they’ve been achieved.
To complement all this, Breitling have developed an app that allows owners to store and transmit all the data recorded in the B55 via a smartphone connection.
Limited to 500 units worldwide, the Breitling for Bentley Supersports B55 chronograph is now available. Prices vary depending on stockists, but expect to pay around $8,000 per unit.
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