It is (almost) official – well, the cat is at least out of the bag: after nearly 20 years, Breitling and Bentley are parting ways.
What started in 2002 when Breitling designed the dashboard clock of the Continental GT and was last renewed in 2018, when Breitling launched a new range of designated 1:1 UK replica watches, is now coming to an end.
The Breitling-Bentley partnership has been an interesting one, although it is anyone’s guess at to how successful it has actually been. While the total annual production of high quality Breitling fake watches can be tracked through the brand’s chronometer certifications, the number of Breitling for Bentley models manufactured is undisclosed.
The only safe conclusion that we can make is that both brands must have been pleased with the partnership, otherwise it wouldn’t have held up for nearly two decades.
Ups and downs
During that time, Breitling released a significant amount of co-branded best replica watches. While I wholeheartedly admit that I am far more a Bentley boy than a Breitling fan, some watches, especially at the beginning of the partnership, have been interesting to say the least.
One of the earliest Swiss made copy watches released was the Navitimer “Bentley Motors.” With a diameter of a whopping 48.7 mm, it even makes the Breitling Emergency look small. One would expect a watch capable of inflicting such blunt force trauma would associated more with a brand like Hummer than Bentley.
In comparison with elegant Italian thoroughbred sportscars, Bentley is more a locomotive (check out Bentley Blue Train for a nice story starring both) and should be loved because of that. I always felt that many AAA wholesale replica Breitling for Bentley watches were out of touch.
It didn’t get much better in later years: in fact, the fake watches shop even got larger. The Breitling for Bentley Chronograph GMT that you could buy around the turn of the decade measured 49 mm – about the same size as the center caps of a Bentley rim!
Powered by a relatively small ETA movement – too small for the case, anyway – all the subdials closely crowd together in the center of the dial while a wide, knurled bezel serves as the watch’s main reference to the world of Bentley. As the steel version was quite heavy, it is no wonder that Breitling introduced a titanium version of the replica watches store online a couple of years later.
Could it get worse? I thought so with the Bentley Mulliner Tourbillon. This one holds a place in my list of ugliest Swiss movements fake watches ever: it looks like a fake made in a backstreet workshop in the Far East, mainly thanks to the decoration on the tourbillon bridge and the cutouts of the date and the chronograph minute counter.
Both of these subdials are far too small to read without a loupe at the average age somebody would usually buy their first Bentley (or anybody older than their late teens). Again, it is monstrously large with a diameter of 48.7 mm, but the good news is that when you accidentally drive your Bentley off the pier going to your yacht, the Breitling replica watches for sale will remain ticking as it is water resistant to 100 meters. On the minus side it will probably drag you down.
Did this partnership produce anything good?
That’s just my opinion, and beauty is as always in the eye of the beholder. For that matter, some might not actually understand why I was quite taken by The Flying B, a rectangular jump hour watch.
Yes, it was still too large, too thick, and too heavy, but I liked the way Breitling executed that watch. (Then again, I am also still a fan of the Rolex Cellini Prince.) Breitling also introduced The Flying B as a chronograph, but I prefer the cleaner look of the jump hour, which also marked the first time best quality Breitling super clone watches used this complication.
After the partnership was renewed for the last time in 2018, Breitling moved its Bentley pieces into the Premier collection, and there I think the brand finally got it right. Yes, they are separated from the rest of the herd by mere details, but I feel that these top Swiss replica watches capture the soul of Bentley much better.
They are smaller, subtler creations that convey their refinement in details and colors. While I think that the name of the luxury fake Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley Centenary Limited Edition watches is way too long, the burl elm dial is stunning.
Its sibling, the Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley in British Racing Green, is such a tempting watch that I would proudly wear it myself.
Not to forget the pièce de résistance!
In 2015 the partnership made worldwide headlines as Bentley introduced the Bentayga, the carmaker’s most off-road-capable car to date. With a price tag and options list not for the faint of heart, a lot of attention focused on the Breitling Tourbillon clock option costing a mere $160,000.
This mechanical wonder replaced the standard Breitling clock in the Bentayga and came with a gold case (choice of white or pink), a mother-of-pearl dial (choice of black or white), and diamond hour markers. Most unusual is that this clock has an automatic movement but cannot be detached from the Bentayga.
Don’t worry, the driver doesn’t have to “loop” the car every two days like Roger Moore did in the Bond film The Man With The Golden Gun, as the Breitling clock’s unique cradle serves as an automated winder. A special backlight system ensures that the driver can also read the time at night, making this probably one of the most over-the-top, yet coolest, options ever on a car.
Watch and car partnerships: do they actually work?
Incidental collaborations between a car brand and a watch manufacturer can be fun, but long-term partnerships hardly ever fully work out. My biggest issue with them is that I rarely like both the replica watches paypal and the car equally. It is either one or the other, and apparently I’m not alone in this.
I do know a few Bentley owners and some Breitling connoisseurs, but I don’t know any Bentley owners that own cheap UK Breitling knockoff watches – or vice versa. And I don’t know anybody at all that owns a Breitling for Bentley. Perhaps they are too ashamed to wear it in my presence, keeping it as a guilty pleasure like I do with my Britney Spears CD collection?