Breitling for Bentley Continental GTS
Inspired by Breitling’s L-39 Albatros jets.

The relationship between watchmakers and cars is a well-established one. Between Blancpain and Lamborghini’s Super Trofeo series, Tag Heuer’s endorsement of Jeff Gordon and car clocks made by brands such as Panerai, there seems to be a natural connection between the two fields — an affinity linked, perhaps, by a shared passion for design, precision and mechanics. Case in point recently was the announcement of Breitling’s new partnership with Bentley on seven limited-edition Continental GT Speeds, all of them inspired by the watchmaker’s high-flying L-39 Albatros jets. While not directly influenced by the former’s timepieces, the collaboration follows the wristwatches previously released by the duo.

Putting the project in the hands of their Mulliner division, each car was customized with two-tone paint and yellow highlights that mirror the Pantone of the Breitling jets. The jets’ signature color is also echoed in the automobiles’ interior, with yellow accents that contrast nicely with black leather interiors, while carbon fiber dashes come decorated with jet graphics. If you’re fortunate enough to be in the area, the cars will be debuted in the Seattle area later this month at the Boeing Seafair Airshow, where the Jet team will be performing.