BREITLING’S BENTLEY B05 UNITIME HITS ALL THE RRIGHT MARKS By Ryan Carafa
Breitling has made a reputation for itself conquering the sky by producing timepieces that pilots trust. The history of the brand is rich in aviation.
What about luxury automobiles, and timepieces for the road? When it comes to driving, the brand that is the epitome of craftsmanship, luxury and class is Bentley.
This brand is uncompromising in excellence, with handmade creations for the driver. Bentley offers the most luxurious experience money can buy.
Together, both companies have created a successful partnership that has lasted over 10 years, bringing beautiful timepieces to the watch lover community.
The Breitling B05 Unitime is the ultimate watch for the man that appreciates craftsmanship, luxury, and jet-setting lifestyle. This watch brings out the best of this partnership, with a timepiece that is extremely confident and bold, like the wearer.
The Bentley B05 Unitime is a masculine worldtime chronograph that stands out in any room. The watch fits those with a bigger wrist measuring at a massive 49mm, but the modest size lugs make it easy to wear. Aesthetically, it is hard to argue the visual appeal of this timepiece. It is loud and will get noticed.
For such a busy dial, the B05 Unitime has a design and layout that manages to make the watch very readable and charming. The distinguished pinion bezel makes a strong and classy impression, and is reminiscent of the automobile that masters the road. It also provides texture and visual dimension, bringing the dial together nicely.
With a 24-city indication, the worldtimer allows the wearer to instantly view the time of all 24 time zones. This is the ultimate travel watch. The middle of the dial has a stylized globe and small cut out to partially view some of the movement. The craftsmanship of this piece is apparent in the execution of such details.
Most notable is the in-house chronograph movement, a tremendous achievement. Labeled the Breitling Caliber B05, it is a chronometer certified by the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute). It is a self-winding movement, with high frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour), 56 jewels and over 70 hours of power reserve.
The oscillating weight pays homage to the Bentley and is shaped like the wheel rim of the vehicle. It goes without say that all this is beautifully decorated and visible through a sapphire crystal case back for the owners delight.
The case comes in stainless steel or 18 karat rose gold. Dial variations include Royal Ebony, Arctica and Neptune and the strap options are rubber, steel, leather or crocodile. All versions of this watch make a strong statement and will not get lost in any crowd or with any outfit.
This is the perfect watch for the man that is not afraid to be seen and appreciates the finer things in life, one who has extended his power and influence beyond his local community and has crossed borders.
The Bentley B05 Unitime is more than a watch with great craftsmanship and innovation, it reflects a personality and lifestyle that many aspire to. Two great brands have come together and have made the watch community smile at the possibilities. It’s the best of both worlds.
- Breitling Caliber B05
- Self-winding mechanical movement
- High frequency 28,800 vibrations per hour
- 56 jewels
- Over 70 hours power reserve
- ¼ of a second chronograph
- 30 minute and 12 hour totalizers
- Worldtime function
- Date function
- Stainless steel or 18 karat rose gold
- 49mm (diameter)
- Water resistant to 100m
- Skew-locked crown
- Chambered sapphire crystal, glared proof
- Transparent case-back, sapphire crystal, glared proof
- Royal Ebony, Arctica and Neptune
- Leather, crocodile, steel or rubber
- Stainless steel case, black crocodile strap $15,040
- Rose gold case, black crocodile strap $39,930