Bentley KL showcases limited-edition Breitling watch and writing instruments from Graf von Faber-Castell07/11/2019
On July 10, 1919, Bentley Motors was born. To celebrate the occasion, the luxury automaker has gone on to introduce the EXP 100 GT concept, an all-electric grand tourer with approximately 700 km of driving range. Closer to home, Bentley Kuala Lumpur showcased the Centenary Edition writing instruments from Graf von Faber-Castell, as well as a unique Breitling timepiece.
Let’s start with the latter. The Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley Centenary Edition is a sight to behold in the metal. It features a hallmark Bentley design that materialises in the form of a brown burl elm dial, which is inspired by the wooden dashboard of the 1929 Bentley ‘Blower’.
The dial is made of real open-pore wood, so it should be noted that no two models have the same grain pattern. A pair of black subdials add a touch of tasteful contrast to the earthy theme, so too are the black inner bezel with white tachymeter scale.
On the left side of the case is an engraved Bentley inscription that is screwed onto, which is also inspired by the dashboard of the Bentley Blower. At the heart of the chronograph watch is the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, a 41-jewelled mechanical movement with a 70-hour power reserve (28,800 beats per hour). The crystals are made of sapphire, and the watch has a water resistance rating of up to 100 metres.
For dimensions, the case measures 42 mm, and thickness is at 13.65 mm. It’s available with a brown quilted calfskin strap or stainless-steel bracelet (22 mm at the lugs, which tapers down to 20 mm). On its own, the watch without the straps weigh in at 120 grammes.
Price-wise, the stainless steel version costs US$11,865 (RM49k) a pop, with production limited to just 1,000 units (caseback comes with “1 of 1,000” engraving). The 18k red gold version, on the other hand, is priced at a whopping US$31,640 (RM130k), and it’s limited to just 200 units.
Next, Bentley and Faber-Castell teamed up to create the trio of ballpoint, rollerball and fountain pens as part of the Limited Edition Centenary range. All metal parts, such as the barrel and the nib of the fountain pen are given an anthracite-coloured PVD coating made of titanium.
The metal barrel features Bentley’s characteristic diamond-quilt pattern, and the cap features the automaker’s distinctive knurling and Bentley “B” – a golden anniversary ring squares off the cap design. Retail prices start from RM2,688 for the ballpoint pen, to RM2,888 for the rollerball model, and RM3,288 for the fountain pen. These can be purchased at Graf von Faber-Castell stores beginning July 15, 2019.
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