Breitling Top Time; X2 Triumph Speed Twin Editions

Triumph has partnered with Breitling to offer two Triumph themed edition watches. One is only available to those who buy the Breitling Edition Speed Twin motorcycle itself for 16K. It is a stunner of a watch, with that Shell blue colour on the dial, which harks back to the glory days of Bonnevilles, Tigers and the Speed Twin. That’s £4650.

The other is the Breitling Top Time, Triumph Speed Twin watch for £4500, which you can order without buying the bike. Good news, as just 36 Breitling Speed Twins are allocated to the UK so the numbered edition watch will be seriously rare.

Here’s the word from Triumph;

The highlight of both watch versions is the ice -blue of their dials. This unique colour has, as references, both the Polychromatic Blue Triumph Thunderbird 6T from 1951 and a rare, blue-dialled Breitling Top Time Ref. 815 from the 1970s.

Features include a subdued racing-themed calfskin leather strap that lets the hero dial shine. Breitling and Triumph logos sit subtly at 12 and 6 o’clock. Oversized mushroom pushers allow for easy control over the chronograph’s stop-start and reset functions, and a high-contrast tachymeter scale provides clear legibility of speed readings. The watches are powered by the Breitling Caliber 23, a COSC-certified chronometer with a power reserve of approximately 48 hours.

Another feature collectors will love: The watches’ casebacks are etched with a detailed design sketch of the iconic Triumph parallel twin engine. The positioning of this sketch is very deliberate. It demonstrates the deep layering of details on the motorcycles themselves, some of it only apparent to those who have the close association of ownership or a deep knowledge of the original motorcycles.

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