A way to invoke the racing heritage of Bentley, the chronograph specialists at BREITLING conceived the Bentley Barnato and Bentley Barnato Racing, 2 timepieces underscore the achievements of “Bentley Boys”. Almost forgotten except in the lore of endurance racing, Woolf Barnato was a member of “Bentley Boys”, so called because of their love for the very exclusive vehicle.
Liken to the Rat Pack of the 1920s, the Bentley Boys were from upper echelon of European societies, each wealthy, adventurous, and undeniably charming. They were overachievers too, who would tried to outdo one another in anything, particularly that of auto racing. Still, it was Barnato’s achievements at 24 Hours at La Mans that stood out, with consecutive 1st place finishes in 1928, 1929, and 1930.
Homage to those feats, both the Bentley Barnato and Bentley Barnato Racing include elements from the luxury automobile from the dashboard inspired bezel to the oscillating weight in the form of wheel rims from the Continental GT. Each comes with motifs and adornments from Bentley’s vehicles past and present. Aside from the available leather, crocodile, rubber, and the BREITLING Speed straps, there is a special Red Gold Edition for both models, limited to 500-piece each. Both Barnato and Barnato Racing Watch from BREITLING for Bentley are available at BREITLING retailers worldwide.