For the collaboration between Swiss watch manufacture Breitling and British motorcycle brand Triumph, Breitling is releasing a Top Time Triumph watch with a distinctive brushed finish in the bow-tie motif nicknamed “the Zorro dial” by Top Time collectors.
Triumph will also make available 270 co-branded motorcycles, the Speed Twin Breitling Limited Edition. Buyers of these will have the opportunity to also purchase a special owner’s version of the Top Time Triumph, with a sunray dial and engraved caseback featuring the individual number of the bike. These orders have to be placed with Triumph by 22 August 2022.
A fitting throwback - The ice-blue dial of this limited edition draws inspiration from a blue Triumph Thunderbird 6T from 1951, and a rare, blue-dialed Breitling Top Time Ref. 815 from the 1970s.
For the Top Time Triumph timepiece, both the Breitling and Triumph logos are placed at 12 and 6 o’clock, respectively. The pushers on the side of the case are oversized and mushroom-shaped, facilitating easy control of the chronograph’s stop-start and reset functions. On the dial, a high contrast tachymeter scale provides clear legibility of speed readings.
Inside, the watches are powered by the Breitling Caliber 23, a COSC-certified chronometer with a power reserve of approximately 48 hours. Hidden on the caseback is a detailed design sketch of Triumph’s parallel twin engine.
At a 41 mm diameter paired with a racing-themed calfskin leather strap, the Top Time Triumph is a perfect fit for motorcycle aficionados.