Is it Friday already? Let’s jump into the weekend with another new “Midnight Carbon” model, aka Black Steel, from Breitling. This piece falls within the “Breitling for Bentley” collection and will be produced in a limited edition of 1,000 pieces. I’ve covered plenty of “Breitling for Bentley” watches here over the years, but I believe this is the first “Barnato” model. What I am liking about this piece is its case size — 42mm. This is a very wearable size and quite a bit smaller than most Breitling for Bentley models which tend to clock in at a rather hefty 49mm. More look and info — including of course some Bentley looks — on the jump…
Breitling Bentley Barnato 42 Midnight Carbon
Limited Edition 1,000 pieces
42mm black steel case, automatic mechanical Breitling Caliber 41B (COSC), 1/4thsecond chronograph, 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers,
In my view, this is one of the best Breitling for Bentley models to be released in a while. More Breitling for Bentley X Perpetuelle >>>
Did You Know?
“Barnato” The name of the most famous among the “Bentley Boys”, the men engaged in a passionate pursuit of victories and accomplishments that included winning the Le Mans 24 Hours Race no less than five times between 1924 and 1930.’
In 1923, Walter Owen Bentley sent one of his speed machines to take part in the first edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours. In 1924, the British firm created a sensation by winning the race with a Bentley 3 Litres – a feat that it accomplished four more times, in 1927, 1928, 1929 and 1930, the two latter victories being earned in a Speed 6. This was the era of the legendary Bentley Boys: Benjafield, Birkin, Davis, Rubin, Kidston and above all Barnato, the most famous of them all, a multi-millionaire diamond merchant. Gifted sportsmen, authentic amateurs, often fabulously wealthy and irresistible charmers, the Bentley Boys raced first and foremost for honour, fired by a taste for challenges. Dedicated as much to partying as to winning, they were to leave an indelible imprint on the Bentley spirit: an unmistakable blend of performance and luxury.