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Spend $52k to Become a Rare Red Gold and Green Breitling Tourbillon Timekeeper

Here's a very long name to satisfy the craving for special collectors’ items with big-name associations. The new Breitling Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Bentley Limited Edition has been presented by the two partners, and the $52,000 watch is available starting this month in just 25 exquisite pieces of timekeeping mastery.
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Discard the extra length of the nickname (which will arguably become a handful when trying to stand out in a luxury crowd), and you’re left with an 18-carat Red Gold and Green wrist machine that’s very reminiscent of a bygone era. It’s inspired by the roaring glamor of the 1940s, says Bentley, and of course, we have no reason to believe otherwise.

The automaker and its watchmaker partner, Breitling, are celebrating almost two decades of lustful association with the recent introduction of the Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42. The numerals make no reference to the limited run of just 25 units; the latter is probably a hint towards the 42-mm (1.65-inch) case that’s lovingly made out of 18-karat rose gold.

Highlights also include the rectangular chronograph pushers, alligator-style gold-brown strap, or the transparent sapphire case-back showcasing the 22-karat gold oscillating weight and the other movement elements.

Of course, the deciding factor for the standout in any crowd approach will be the dedicated “chronograph tourbillon caliber and cage seen through the distinctive green dial, reminiscent of the British racing green color.” The B21 mark is actually related to the “manufacture caliber,” which comes with an official power reserve of around 55 hours and a water-resistance rating of up to 100 meters (328 feet).

This striking watch embodies our joint commitment to pioneering spirit, expert craftsmanship and technological excellence,” explains Adrian Hallmark, Bentley’s chairman and CEO. Georges Kern, Breitling’s CEO, adds: “We’re proud of this elegant symbol of our brands’ shared values: quality, performance, and design excellence.

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