Breitling and Triumph unveils a special edition Top Time Chronograph with an icy blue dial and offers two versions of it. The first is the limited-edition version that can only be acquired if you have bought the bike which then you can request to purchase the watch, the bike and the watch is limited to only 270 pieces worldwide. The second version is the unlimited Top Time with a standard case back is available to anyone.
While Triumph Motorcycles Ltd was founded in 1983, the lineage of Triumph motorcycles was actually in production since 1902. The original company Triumph Engineering went into receivership in 1983 and John Bloor bought the name and manufacturing rights from the official receiver. Since the initial inception of 1902 this year will mark the 120th anniversary for Triumph motorcycles and they have become a huge global success. This partnership with Breitling began in July 2021, and hopefully this is a partnership that will continue for the foreseeable future. To celebrate the 120th anniversary Triumph unveiled the Speed Twin Breitling Limited Edition motorbike and will be strictly limited to 270 motorbikes worldwide. The owners of the bike can also request up until the 22nd of August 2022 to purchase their very own Breitling Top Time Triumph limited-edition chronograph with a personalized matching edition number. Sadly however, the bikes have already been sold out so the unlimited edition is the only way to go for those who do not already own the motorbike.
The ice-blue dial has two major references from both Breitling and Triumph motorcycles. The first reference is to the Triumph Thunderbird 6T from the film The Wild One, which had ice-blue tank and fenders. The second reference is to Breitling’s own Top Time Ref. 815 from the 1970s which also has a similar colour palette. This dial matches the new limited-edition Speed Twin Motorbike and comes in a case made out of stainless-steel at a case size of 41mm. It features the Breitling 23 Calibre automatic chronograph movement with a power reserve of 48 hours. It features a convex sapphire crystal and glare proofed on both sides. The case back features an engraved the Triumph’s 270° twin motor. The watch comes paired with a black calfskin leather strap and features a folding clasp stainless-steel clasp.
While the limited-edition watch is no longer available due to all the bikes being sold out you can still purchase the unlimited version with the only difference being that there is no limited-edition number on the case back. The unlimited Top Time with the standard case back is available for $5,500. It is nice to see Breitling offering an unlimited version as this allows everyone the chance of owning the watch and hopefully other brands follow suit.