Breitling for Bentley Gold Pocket Watch
In honor of Walter Owen "W.O." Bentley, who founded the famed British marque that bears his name in 1919, Breitling is set to unveil a one-of-a-kind Grande Complication pocket watch from the Breitling for Bentley collection at Baselworld in Switzerland later this year. The movement of the Bentley Masterpiece watch combines two of the most sophisticated complications in the "horological repertoire": a perpetual calendar (displaying the date, day, month, leap years and moon phases) that takes account of the quadrennial occurrence of February 29th; and a minute repeater striking the hours, quarters and minutes on demand. Based on a late 19th century design from Breitling's archives, the timepiece comprises almost 700 parts. The cover of the 18-carat yellow gold case is adorned with an engraving depicting W.O. Bentley at the wheel of one of his early racing models.