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 Superocean Heritage Used Replica is offering up the Supersports B55 watch – 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 Breitling Superocean Ii 42 Review Replica 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, the Breitling Bentley Supersports B55 can also display alerts and notifications pushed from the phone, as well as event reminders.
Because of the closed caseback, you can’t observe the movement, which is a small shame, however, you can definitely tell it’s there from the performance of the watch. Surely, this chronometer-certified quality came in daily usage — I would expect the watch to drift a bit on its speed over time but during the 1 week period I wore it gained exactly one second per day, which is stellar performance by almost any standard. Wider use by Breitling of the motion (and I can only assume they’ll deploy it elsewhere in the next year or two) would make a substantial shift in how prospective buyers evaluate the value proposition of Breitling watches.This edition of this Breitling Superocean Héritage will run you $4,500 (the blue dial variation on the net bracelet isn’t more costly, at $4,700). Following a week using the brown dial variation I actually felt like there is a lot on offer from Breitling with this one. The aesthetics are really compelling (it is one of the more handsome new dive watches out this year, for sure). With a ceramic bezel, a very nicely made strap using a well-engineered bracelet, which caliber B20 interior — that gave nothing short of excellent performance during the week I had it now, and has some very nice technical bells and whistles heading for it — Breitling has here a very serious new competition in the $5,000 and under dive watch category. Definitely worth a serious look, and also a great deal of what you get in much more expensive dive watches, for a few million less.
Like the Bentley from which this particular Breitling Superocean Gelbes Zifferblatt Replica 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.
While the Exospace B55 had a suite of timekeeping features designed specifically for the cockpit, the Breitling Bentley Supersports B55 is going to be most useful on the track, as it’s equipped with a flyback chronograph, lap timer, and a special electronic tachymeter. In addition (Gumball 3000 prospects take note), its chronograph goes a few layers deeper with its “chrono rally” function, which records up to 30 rally stages complete with departure dates, start times, and stage durations. There’s also a “regularity rally” chronograph function, which a rally driver could use to determine how much distance they’d traveled in a given amount of time, and thusly whether or not he or she were on, ahead, or behind schedule.
It was only a matter of time that Breitling expanded its Connected technology to another offering in the catalog, but the semi-exclusivity of the Bentley collaboration for the first follow-up is, at best, an odd choice. Perhaps the Superocean Connected, with dive memory, ascent alarms or surface interval timekeeping would have been a more natural choice? Maybe we just need to be more patient. At any rate, only 500 pieces of the Breitling for Bentley Supersports B55 watch will be produced, each carrying a recommended retail price of $7,860. breitling.com