Pre-Baselworld 2014: Breitling for Bentley 6.75 Midnight Carbon

Breitling Bentley 6.75 Midnight Carbon

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.

 

Breitling Bentley 6.75 Midnight Carbon
Breitling Bentley 6.75 Midnight Carbon
Breitling Bentley 6.75 Midnight Carbon
Breitling Bentley 6.75 Midnight Carbon

 

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.

Strap: rubber.

 

Breitling Bentley 6.75 Midnight Carbon
Breitling Bentley 6.75 Midnight Carbon

 

 

And this is the original non-black version Breitling Bentley 6.75 presented in 2013 …

Breitling Bentley 6.75
Breitling Bentley 6.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12 Comments

  • Breitling is not for everyone. It is not a simple watch, it is a instrument for professional and shows time, as well. People who like simple and smallers watches go for Rolex. You won’t need to think that much to understand the dial…

  • Now that Breitling has its own manufacture with respect to movements, I don’t need to see ETA anymore. Build on your excellent B01 movement.

  • EU PARTICULARMENTE ACHO O MOSTRADOR DOS BREITLING MUITO CARREGADO E CONGESTIONADO,DE LEITURA PESADA E DESCONFORTAVEL E ATÉ MESMO CANSATIVO.

  • The watch looks ok as far aesthetics is concern, but the glaring downfall is that Breitling for Bentley always makes these busy dials.Its like looking at the sun, the longer you look at it the more it makes your eyes hurt. The inner bezel is already busy like the Navitimers and Montbrillants, frankly, sometimes simple is better. If im going to be out 6-7 grand for a technical timepiece, i’d like for it to be technical but still a bit easy on the eyes. this does not do it for me, no wonder Rolex maintains its top position in the watch industry, they have mastered the art of the graceful fusion between technicallity and elegance.

  • Love Breitling, love Bentley, but this is way too busy.

    Side story relating to Mezdis’ comment. Here at work, the administration attempted to get some funding for a building that at the time was called the “Advanced Combustion Lab” or something along those lines. Basically they look at improving the efficiency of jet engines and the like. No takers from the Fed or state for funding. A little while later, they changed the name to the “Carbon Neutral Building” and got funding. Now you must understand that the construction, function and contents of the building were exactly the same but with the name change…. You get the picture.

  • Black mess all over dial & bezel. Seems like Breitling designers really enjoy doing similar things.

  • A comment on the name of the watch:
    I think it is absolutely ridiculous to call a watch “Carbon” without having any component made of carbon in it. To me, this is pure razzle-dazzle. The same is true for the most recently presented Bell & Ross watch:
    http://www.ablogtowatch.com/bell-ross-br03-carbon-orange-watch/

    It reminds me of my research time at University where you needed some words like “bio-inspired”, “self-assembling” or most of all “nano” in your proposal to generate funds and publicity. Here, there word “Carbon” should generate some attraction. However, to call a watch “Carbon” just by applying a black DLC coating is completely nonsense.

    Beside that I have never liked the overloaded dials of Breitling watches.

    • I totally agree. I also do not understand why they have to come up with Names like this. Do they sell more watches by naming it “Carbon” ? Seriously!! good luck to them.

  • I love the watch overall… But one complaint: I can’t stand the Bentley branding on the strap. Not entirely sure why it bothers me so much, but it does. It seems unnecessary.

  • For me to many things going on, on the Dial. I am missing some elegance and simplicity like the car.

  • Illegible and confuse. Maybe a little flower in an empty corner would help.Sorry for the irony.
    Thank you
    Hugo

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