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THE FLYING B- 30.03.2006
 

Breitling springs a surprise by enriching the Breitling for Bentley collection with a rectangular watch featuring an original design. An exceptional timepiece dedicated to the "winged B", the historical emblem of the famous British manufacturer.A Bentley is far more than a car: it is a work of art, crafted with infinite concern for detail. Dedicated to the most prestigious of automobile marques, the latest newcomer to the Breitling for Bentley collection likewise asserts itself as a luxurious and sophisticated creation. First of all through its case, endowed with cambered rectangular lines reflecting the elegance of a coupé or cabriolet model. Also through its generous yet elegant dimensions establishing a powerful presence on the wrist, as well as its play on angles and curves. The surprising nature of the Flying B stems not just from this rectangular design, the first "shaped" case in the Breitling for Bentley collection. It is also distinguished by its original display mode featuring a jumping hour mechanism in which the hour hand is replaced by a disc at 12 o'clock. Minutes are read off in a more conventional way by means of a single hand placed at the dial centre. Meanwhile, the seconds are shown on an off-centred subdial at 6 o'clock. Like all models in the Breitling for Bentley collection, the new Flying B takes to the road with an exceptional motorisation: selfwinding Breitling Caliber 28B, officially chronometercertified by the COSC.
The dial of the Flying B constitutes a masterpiece of artistry and craftsmanship in its own right. Embodying unique know-how, it reveals a wealth of details such as the knurled motif inspired by Bentley instrumentation, and hour-markers sculpted from mother-of-pearl. Its play on reliefs and materials is enhanced by a subtle touch of colour echoed in the central part and in the jumping hour aperture.The slightly cambered dial profile required a show of considerable ingenuity by th
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