The new Bentley Continental Supersports is a 2.5-ton luxury four-seater that does zero-to-60 in a physics-defying 3.4 seconds. To celebrate the launch of what is apparently the world’s fastest grocery-getter, Breitling is offering up Breitling Bentley replica watches with Swiss automatic movements —– a limited-edition smartwatch of sorts built with Breitling’s proprietary Connected technology and featuring a suite of functions designed specifically for drivers. Presumably, that will mean those at the helm of this 700-horsepower coupe which also happens to top out at an eye-watering 209 miles per hour.
Breitling and Bentley have been sharing a front seat since 2003 when the British automaker launched its most powerful car to date —– the Continental GT. As it nears 15 years, the collaboration has since yielded some interesting but oftentimes divisive examples, usually due to their size or over-the-top finishing (or both).
That said, if you’re a Bentley owner or one of the brand’s aspiring fans, there’s already a pretty good chance you’ll appreciate the solid Breitling fake watches for their markedly similar approach to design, which wraps luxury and performance in a physically imposing chassis and stuffs it to the brim with the latest technology. Again, much like the Continental.
Taking cues from the Exospace B55 introduced in 2015, the Supersports B55 isn’t quite a smartwatch, but it’s certainly close —– marrying a rechargeable, chronometer-certified Superquartz movement of Breitling design with Bluetooth Low Energy technology, enabling the wearer to control the watch via a dedicated smartphone app.
This includes setting its seven alarms, cycling between various time zones or perpetual calendar displays, and accessing stored times measured by the chronograph function. As the smartwatch definition seems to dictate, Breitling copy watches with black dials can also display alerts and notifications pushed from the phone, as well as event reminders.
Like the Bentley from which this particular Breitling owes its namesake, the Breitling Bentley Supersports B55 is hardly subtle. It’s built with a 46mm titanium case that’s water-resistant to 100m and fitted to a thick rubber strap —– similar in spec to 2015’s Exospace, but re-skinned to match the design language in the Bentley universe. This includes a woven carbon fiber dial and the textured hobnail bezel —– a detail that’s become something of an ongoing signature for the partnership.
Occasionally, I like to mix up our format of watch reviews, so allow me once again to present you with a combo car and watch review. The goal is to look at each of these items independently, as well as to examine how appropriately they go together. For me, this review of a Bentley automobile and a Breitling for Bentley watch is a long time coming. The two luxury brands continue to have one of the few successful watch+car partnerships – which is sort of funny thing in the watch world since there is so much overlap when it comes to the reasons why people like automobiles and why they like timepieces. Specifically, I’m looking at the Bentley Mulsanne Speed car, and the white scale replica Breitling for Bentley GMT Light Body B04 S watch. What these two items have in common is the Bentley branding, even though one is an “ultra luxury” sports sedan produced by Bentley and the other is a luxury watch produced by Breitling in collaboration with Bentley.
Given the complexity of producing a dual-branded timepiece with a watch maker’s name and a car maker’s name, it should not be a surprise that not everyone thinks delicate replica Breitling and Bentley make good bedfellows. I’d like to talk for a brief moment on this element of the watch world because I think it does merit some discussion. Most traditional watch collectors who like pieces meant for driving or the world of racing don’t seem to like watches that are actually co-branded with a car company. The question is why? I believe this is because of a deeper desire to see watches made by watch makers and cars made by car makers. Combining the two might seem like an artificial attempt to make products that appeal to both audiences while not really adding anything to the equation.
While I agree that this is often true, more conservative minds might easily neglect to consider that the best “car watches” are really about celebrating two worlds that someone might equally enjoy. A properly dual-branded watch of this type should never forget that it is a watch, should not be tacky, but at the same time allow a watch lover to enjoy their passion without drawbacks. While seemingly simple in theory, getting this formula right is hard to do. Even with their overall business success, not a lot of replica Breitling for Bentley watches have struck a harmonic chord with me. But a few have, and this black dial fake Breitling for Bentley GMT Light Body B04 S is among the admittedly few Breitling for Bentley watches that I quite like.
With a price around the same as many of the “options” in a Bentley Mulsanne Speed car, the black rubber strap fake Breitling for Bentley GMT Light Body B04 S watch wasn’t designed specifically for this car, but generally to evoke a “Bentley theme” in a relatively robust all-around useful luxury lifestyle sports watch. Compared to a lot of the Breitling for Bentley watches this one is toned down in style, but still has the showiness most Bentley owners are probably looking for.
This particular Bentley Mulsanne Speed has a particular set of options that includes a Bamford Watch Department watch case as well as an overall look I tend to associate with some of Bamford’s tastes. George Bamford is a rather prolific Bentley collector so he gets to do cool stuff like adding something from his company as an option for these higher-end Bentley Mulsanne Speed cars and other Bentley Mulliner products. George himself has been known to be showy, but is more demure in his very British way of evoking luxury through a combination of being a bit avant-garde and a bit restrained. For that reason, you’ll understand why I identify the lack of too many body embellishments on the Bentley Mulsanne Speed exterior as well as the controversial-to-some matte black wheels on the car with Bamford-style design. This comes from a guy who made his name in the watch world by after-market customizing Rolex watches – often coating them in all-black for a look that is similar to the car in theme.