Triumph and breitling
INTRODUCING AN EXCITING NEW PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN BREITLING AND TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES, WITH A TRULY UNIQUE PREMIUM LIMITED EDITION OF TRIUMPH’S CLASS-LEADING SPEED TWIN AND BREITLING’S DISTINCTIVE TOP TIME WATCH FOR 2022.
Both globally renowned for their precision, quality, and style, and both innovators in their fields, Breitling has played a pioneering role in the development of the modern chronograph, matched by Triumph’s indelible impact in shaping the evolution of the motorcycle.
With a peerless heritage and an endless passion for engineering excellence, performance and beauty, this new partnership demonstrates Breitling and Triumph’s shared ambition that embraces the future with an unwavering focus on perfection in motion.
Born from a shared philosophy of bold and original design, and a flair for precision craftsmanship, these two beautiful Triumph Breitling editions bring these core values together.
BREITLING TOP TIME TRIUMPH CHRONOGRAPHS
In the mid- 1960s, inspired by motor-racing and café-racer culture, Willy Breitling set out to capture the speed-driven style of the day with a completely new take on the timekeeper. The result was the Breitling Top Time, an unconventional chronograph that quickly became the watch of choice for a sporty in-crowd of men and women equally drawn to the watch’s bold proportions.
Today that spirit is back in two distinct versions of the Top Time Triumph chronograph, with one reserved specifically for those who purchase a Speed Twin Breitling Limited Edition. The core-collection version features an opalescent, vertically brushed dial. The owners-only version has a radiant sunray-finished dial.
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.