This is a deep black, ticking tribute to the biggest Bentley engine, the famous 6.75 litre version powering the Mulsanne limousines.
The Bentley 6.75 chronograph ramps up the power and the audacity in an entirely black-clad limited series. This midnight-hued livery, achieved by a special ultra-resistant carbon-based treatment (= DLC), enhances the sporting style of the satin-brushed steel case with its taut, dynamic lines and its knurled bezel inspired by Bentley’s famous radiator grilles.
The dial also exudes dark elegance, enhanced by a vertical open worked motif offering a glimpse of the movement. The caseback springs its own surprise, since the five-spoke motif reprising the distinctive design of Bentley wheel rims also appears in black against the metallic background.
The self-winding chronograph movement is chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute). Its “large aperture calendar” system displays the date in a highly readable manner via two distinct indicators: one for the tens and the other for the units.
The Bentley 6.75 Midnight Carbon is issued in a 1,000-piece limited edition and comes on a rubber strap with a central raised motif echoing that of the bezel.
Movement: Breitling Calibre 44B; officially chronometer-certified by the COSC; self-winding; 28,800 A/h (= 4 Hz); 38 jewels; 1/8th of a second chronograph; 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers; “large aperture calendar”.
Case: black steel; water-resistant to 100 m; screw-locked crown; rotating pinion bezel with variable tachometer (circular slide rule); cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides; special decorated back. Diameter: 49 mm.
Dial: Royal Ebony.
And this is the original non-black version Breitling Bentley 6.75 presented in 2013 …