The uniqueness of its design consists of its daring sports look enhanced by the black counters shaped as the steering wheels of the memorable Bentley Speed Cars that won the Le Mans 24 hours race five times between 1924 and 1930. Still, it doesn’t take a racing enthusiast to see that this model is a true masterpiece both in form and functionality.
Animating the functions is an Asia Valjoux 7750 automatic movement. Embellished with 27 jewels, it operates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour.
But in the moment it appeared the last rituals ought to be pronounced over this horological corpse, the seed products of their current renaissance were planted. Breitling was absorbed through the Schneider family and progressively, throughout the eighties, started to reassert itself. It had been a outstanding comeback.
The dial is covered with an ultra scratch resistant sapphire crystal. This timepiece is also water resistant up to 30 meters, which makes it suitable for wear when you’re washing your hands, if it’s raining outside or even if you’re doing some light, recreational swimming.
On its dial you can notice that the 3,6 and 9 are have bigger sizes that the other numerals. It also features a LED window that indicates the battery life. When it’s time to charge it, it flashes. Its overall look is of a high-end sport watch.