Globetrotters: Mille Miglia and Bentley GMT watches unveiled in Switzerland

We've highlighted the common bond shared between the finest luxury and performance automobiles on the one hand (pardon the expression) and the most intricately-crafted timepieces on the other, so we won't beat that proverbial dead horse any longer, except to bring you the latest offerings that Switzerland's master timesmiths will be unveiling at the BaselWorld watch exposition. Both these masterpieces are part of the growing market for automotive-inspired wristwatches, and both feature GMT movements that track the time in multiple timezones via a fourth hand that rotates on the same dial.

As part of its partnership with Bentley, Breitling unveiled the GMT Chronometer (above). It's available in a particularly lustrous 18-karat rose gold or in classic stainless steel, with either a rubber strap or Breitling's trademark "speed bracelet", and dials in black, silver or bronze. The 38-jewel Breitling caliber 47B movement also features a unique second hand that circles the face every 30 seconds instead of the usual 60 for precision timing. The familiar Mille Miglia line from Chopard also showed a world-timer in the GTXL GMT. As the name implies, the latest Chopard features a large 44mm case, likewise available in 18kt rose gold or stainless steel with either an alligator leather strap and contrasting top-stitch or with Chopard's signature vintage-tire-tread rubber strap.

[Source: TimeZone]

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