Bentley Barnato – Breitling – 500 Pieces in red gold – $54,800

Named after Woolf Barnato, the most famous of the Bentley Boys who distinguished themselves in automobile competitions during the 1920s, the Bentley Barnato lines up on the starting grid with a number of assets.

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A resolutely sporting appearance accentuated by red-rimmed counters and an inner bezel bearing a tachometric scale. A pure aesthetic enhanced by a bezel with a raised knurled motif. An efficient and reliable movement, officially chronometer-certified by the COSC and equipped with the exclusive “30-second chronograph” mechanism enabling highly precise readings accurate to the nearest 1/8th of a second.

In another bold and original feature, on the Bentley Barnato Racing, the pointer-type totalizers are replaced by disc-type counters featuring an openworked shape reminiscent of the steering wheels on the famous Bentley speed machines that won the Le Mans 24 Hours race five times between 1924 and 1930. This spectacular design is interpreted – as with the Bentley Barnato – through a steel model as well as a prestigious 500-piece red gold limited series, fitted with a bracelet or with a leather, crocodile leather or rubber strap.

Selfwinding chronograph. 18K red gold case. Royal Ebony dial. 18K red gold Speed bracelet.

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Selfwinding chronograph. 18K red gold case. Silver Storm dial. Croco strap, 18K red gold tang-type buckle.

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via Bentley Barnato – Breitling for Bentley.

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