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Men’s Breitling Bentley 6.75 Chronograph Watch Review
Breitling Model: BTA4436412-Q569SS
Today’s timepiece comes from the Breitling Bentley collection – a collaborative effort between Breitling and the classic British luxury car manufacturer Bentley, known for supplying vehicles to those in the upper echelons of society, from superstars to political movers and shakers.
Being in the automotive business, Bentley have brought a distinct racing feel to their line of Breitling luxury watches. This is of course in keeping with Breitling’s own tradition of mechanical and engineering excellence, bearing in mind that they have an illustrious historical association with the aviation industry.
We’re happy to acknowledge that our series of IWC watch reviews have provided us – and you – with tons of great content, but now it’s time for another mid-collection break. You see, there’s one manufacturer of luxury watches who we haven’t reviewed in over a month, a tragedy compounded by the fact that they are one of our all-time-favorite timepiece types. That’s right, it’s time for The Watch Scene’s happy return to the realm of Breitling luxury watches.
Okay, you just want us to tell you about the watch don’t you? Sorry to keep you waiting – you know we like to ramble a bit sometimes; these great old companies have such interesting backgrounds, we just can’t help ourselves. Yes, yes, just get to the point, we know. Today’s watch is the superb Breitling Bentley 6.75 Chronograph!
This is a luxury watch that adheres strictly – and delightfully – to the Breitling Bentley ethos. It has a raw, rugged and distinctly manly look that you just won’t get from other luxury watch brands these days (with the possible exception of Audemars Piguet who are responsible for this great creation).
These days there is too much emphasis on appearance and stylistic elements to the detriment of the watch itself, resulting in some sad, soulless specimens rolling off the assembly line time after time. This is most definitely not the case with Breitling Bentley authentic watches – and the 6.75 Chronograph is certainly the real deal too.
Features are numerous and impressive, and listed as follows: Stainless steel case with a stainless steel bracelet, unidirectional rotating stainless steel bezel, bronze dial with luminous hands, tachometer scale around the outer rim, date displays at the 12 o’clock position, tri-chronograph with 12 hours, 30 minutes and 60 seconds display, automatic in-house movement, scratch resistant sapphire crystal and a solid case back. Phew!
The extensive list of specs aside, all it takes is a quick judgment with your own eyes to know that this is a pretty tasty watch. The dial is enigmatic in color – is it mahoganyesque or is it a brown-red marble? Well, officially it’s bronze, but it seems to defy that classification. The downside of course is that it is quite a muted color in comparison to the bright dials we are seeing on many pieces these days, but in our opinion this is a welcome change of pace.
When all’s said and done (“finally!” we hear you say), this really is a fine watch. As Breitling Bentley say themselves on their website, “Embodying the perfect combination of technique and aesthetics, Breitling Watches are designed to appeal to connoisseurs and to all those with a love of rare and exclusive watches.” That’s you and me they’re talking about there!