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BENTLEY Sea Captain

By TLex Introducing Bentley and their first nautical model, the Sea Captain. Nestled in the heart of watch-making territory in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, Bentley were first established in 1948. 

In 1996 the Bentley Luxury Group was formed with an aim to expand their product portfolio beyond wristwatches and to include luxury fashion and lifestyle goods. The company is in the process of launching an exciting new concept store in Shanghai.

IMPORTANT Please don't confuse Bentley with Bentley Motors, the British car manufacture or Breitling for Bentley Watches. They are the same in name alone and are completely unrelated to each other.

The Bentley watch division has had a recent rebirth and is currently refocusing its efforts on developing some exciting new timepieces that not only draw upon influences from their heritage, but that combine traditional watchmaking techniques with the very latest in watchmaking technologies and current industry trends.

The Sea Captain is Bentley's first nautical model, but it is just a precursor of what is to come from the Bentley watch division. As you read this, exciting new mechanical divers models are being developed, some are even already in the prototype phase and I hope to share more on these in the following weeks and months.

Back to the Sea Captain; this is Bentley’s nautical watch: Its 100 meter water-resistant case combines high-tech materials such as Cermat (a metal and ceramic composite material) which has been used for the Sea Captain’s bezel inlay and bracelet center-links.

Its case back is with a striking black ceramic Bentley emblem made up of two pieces. Two dial designs are available, a standard 3 hander with date function and tri-compax layout with 1/10 second counter. The Sea Captain is powered by a highly accurate Swiss quartz Ronda 3540 module.

Further specification includes: a Stainless steel case measuring 43mm x 52mm (length), a two tone high-tech ceramic bezel with dive time indications, a black dial with lumed hour markers and hands, a two tone Stainless steel with black ceramic inserts, a Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment, a 7mm (wide) screwdown crown. 

Prices are from 1250USD.

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