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Breitling for Bentley Supersports ISR LE watch

by Philip Kaspar
29 November, 2011
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Philip is widely travelled and has worked as a freelance journalist covering several topics including fashion, travel and watches. He also spent five years in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry in La Chaux de Fonds. Philip reports on all the latest watch news and is our WatchCrime reporter.

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On February 18th 2011, in the north of Finland, a special version of the Bentley Continental GTC Supersports convertible set a new ice speed record (ISR) at 205.46 mph.

By testing its fastest and most reliable car ever in such extreme conditions, Bentley proved its supremacy in terms of technology and engine performance.

Throughout the speed record test, driver Juha Kankkunen had the new Bentley Supersports Light Body watch on his wrist.

Breitling for Bentley Supersports ISR

Breitling for Bentley has created a limited edition of the watch that was part of the record-breaking achievement and has named it Bentley Supersports ISR.

Like other watches in the Breitling for Bentley range it exudes a certain blend of British chic and Swiss expertise.

This high-performance chronograph is distinguished by its light and sturdy titanium chassis, its red-accented dashboard-style carbon fibre dial and its raised knurled bezel reflecting the style of Bentley control buttons.

The self winding “motor” chronometer is COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) certified and drives a double-counter system and a twin-handed totaliser which reads off the elapsed hours and minutes at a glance.

Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible ISR

But just before you visit your local Breitling dealer to snap one up, the watch is to be issued in a 100-piece limited series, available exclusively to the one hundred privileged purchasers of the Continental Supersports Convertible ISR – the commemorative edition celebrating the original car that accomplished the record-breaking feat. The outline of the vehicle is engraved on the watch caseback.

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Philip is widely travelled and has worked as a freelance journalist covering several topics including fashion, travel and watches. He also spent five years in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry in La Chaux de Fonds. Philip reports on all the latest watch news and is our WatchCrime reporter.

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  1. jay

    No one has commented about the reversed slide rule dial (red). I’ve never seen an arrangement like that, though my guess is that it’s optimized for quick division (as opposed to multiplication).

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