The Bentley B06 watch is already a much distinguished timepiece because of its “30-second chronograph” system. It is now further accentuated in an all black-clad 500-piece limited series. Both the satin-brushed steel case and the bezel featuring a knurled motif inspired by the Bentley radiator grilles are coated with a black high-resistance carbon-based treatment. The dial stages a striking contrast between a shimmering black mother-of-pearl background, matte counters and red and white indications. This original and powerful approach continues on the reverse side of the watch with a spectacular 360°-sculpted oscillating weight evoking the shape of a wheel rim and visible through a transparent caseback.
Beneath this stylish exterior beats Manufacture Breitling Calibre B06, a high-performance self-winding chronograph movement chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute). The ingenious “30-second chronograph” system, inspired by a Breitling patent dating from 1926, is distinguished by its central hand performing a full sweep of the dial in half a minute– and thus ensuring extremely accurate 1/8th of a second time readings.
The dial also displays another world-exclusive feature of Breitling for Bentley instruments: a “variable tachymeter”, based on a circular slide rule. Used in conjunction with the chronograph, this system serves to measure an average speed whatever the time elapsed, the distance covered or the speed reached. This device ensures considerably superior operation to that of conventional tachymeters which are confined to observations based on times under 60 seconds.
Issued in a 500-piece limited edition, the Bentley B06 Midnight Carbon is available with a black rubber strap bearing the Bentley signature or a rubber and crocodile strap.
The beauty of black meets technical exclusivity. Movement: Manufacture Breitling Calibre B06, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC, selfwinding, high-frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour), 47 jewels. Over 70-hour power reserve. 1/8th of a second chronograph. 30-second, 15-minute and 6-hour totalizers. Calendar. Case: black steel (500-piece limited series). Water-resistant
to 100 m. Screw-locked crown. Rotation pinion bezel with variable tachymeter (circular slide rule). Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides. Transparent sapphire crystal caseback. Diameter: 49 mm. Dial: Black Mother-of- Pearl. Straps: Crocodile rubber or Bentley rubber.