If you (like us, and probably some Russian oligarchs) have been waiting anxiously to get your bespoke butt into the just-unveiled Bentley Bentayga SUV, the marque has provided an incredible instrument on which to count away impatient minutes.
Among the luxury accouterments available on what is surely the world’s most expensive ute is a dashboard clock — the Breitling for Bentley Mulliner Tourbillon — priced at a cool 150,000 euros (about $160,000). This is on top of the Bentayga's $229,100 starting price — not that you’d be so basic as to bolt it to the base model.
Bentley has created a mechanism that spins the timepiece in place at regular intervals to keep it wound, adding complication to complication.
A Breitling chronometer is in-dash standard equipment on the Bentayga, but this particular version is a bespoke mechanical timepiece featuring “the most complex of watch mechanisms,” and is available in solid rose or white gold, with a choice of either a mother-of-pearl or black ebony face. Eight not-insubstantial diamonds mark the numbers. There’s also a wristbound version of the Mulliner Tourbillon (it sells for $175,000, and really, you might as well buy that, too), but winding a wristwatch is easier than winding a dashboard appliance. To save you the hassle, Bentley has created a mechanism that spins the timepiece in place at regular intervals to keep it wound, adding complication to complication.
Yes, it’s a luxury, and you could probably get by with the standard Breitling dash chronometer in your Bentayga, but sometimes you have to prioritize. Though we don’t suggest paying for the clock by skimping on the alarm system.
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