• Oct 16, 2007
click above image to view many more pics of the Bentley Continental GT Speed

Put aside the massively powerful engines and the sheer prestige of the badge, and what sets a Bentley apart from ordinary vehicles is the attention to detail: things like thick carpeting, sumptuous leather, deeply lacquered wood and machined aluminum fixtures that make the cabin feel less like a car and more like something penned by Jules Verne. Even something as simple as the dashboard clock adds to the allure.

With the launch of the new, most powerful Continental GT Speed, Bentley's partner Breitling has premiered a new Swiss clock for the entire Bentley range. Like Jaeger-LeCoutre does for Aston Martin, Swiss watchmaker Breitling makes the dashboard clocks for Bentley road cars as well as a range of specially-designed wristwatches, like this most recent chronograph we reported on, bearing the winged-B icon that the two prestige brands share in common.

[Source: National Jeweler Network via The German Car Blog]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Only bentley could get BREITLING to design them a clock, the new breitling watch is so pretty!


      Bebe
      http://www.watch24.co.uk
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow. A black/white-faced ticker housed in aluminum that is less accurate than a Seiko.

      I'm soooo impressed by its .... dashingness.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Rolex anyone?

      I guess that'll be in the Audi R8 V10 or the next MB SLR......


      • 7 Years Ago
      What, exactly, do Breitling do? Stick their name on it? The clock is just like the one in my Phaeton and I'm pretty sure there aren't any Swiss movements where you change the time by prodding buttons on the dash.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Like most of the cabin components in the Bentley, it's virtually identical to the Phaeton and I can assure you it's never been near a horologist. If it was purely mechanical, there wouldn't be an option in the main menu to set it to GPS time...
        • 7 Years Ago
        It is actually a real Breitling movment inside this board clock. Breitling makes instrument panel board clocks for air planes since 1936. The British Royal Air Force was the first to utilize the new Swiss made clocks. In 1942 the US Air Force used a new Breitling flight chronograph for their fighter planes that integrated a Rebus like calculator.
      • 7 Years Ago
      BTW, it's spelled Jaeger-LeCoultre.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like a run of the mill Infiniti clock. Where's the pizazz? The sparkle? Anything but a black face and simple, plain white lettering with uninspired hands.