A grand black-liveried travellerBASELWORLD 2016 Preview: BREITLING Bentley B05 Unitime
The Bentley B05 Unitime worldtime chronograph is back on the road in an all-black new livery, teamed with an original crocodile leather and rubber strap. A 500-piece limited series with a Manufacture Breitling calibre delivering unprecedented user-friendliness.
As the most cosmopolitan model in the Breitling for Bentley collection, the Bentley B05 Unitime was designed for those who make travel an art of living. After steel and red gold, Breitling is offering it in a limited edition with a black satin-brushed steel case achieved using a high-resistance carbon-based treatment, a black dial with a raised globe motif and a brand-new strap combining a rubber core and a matt crocodile leather exterior. The result is a combination of sportiness and classy elegance for this worldtime chronograph equipped with an innovative Manufacture Breitling movement featuring a mechanism protected by two patents. Its double-disk system means the Bentley B05 Unitime Midnight Carbon enables at-a-glance reading at any given moment of the time in 24 timezones. When the user changes timezone, all he need do is turn the crown forwards or backwards in one-hour increments to correct all indications in one smooth move – including automatic adjustment of the date to local time without any loss of precision. Additional user-friendly features include a 24-hour disk complete with a day/night indicator with white and black segments, while the 24-city disk carries indications serving to take account of ‘summer’/daylight saving time (DST). Manufacture Breitling Calibre B05 combines this revolutionary worldtime function with a high-performance selfwinding chronograph.
Like all Breitling movements, it is chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), the only precision and reliability benchmark based on an international norm. Visually echoing the black ‘bodywork’ and dial, this exclusive engine is equipped with a highly original wheel rim-shaped black oscillating weight visible through a transparent caseback.