As stated above, possibly the most interesting interior detail for us watch men is what’s located between the two back passenger seats in a “hidden” storage area also designed for a humidor. Fold down a compartment cover, and there’s a specially designed (if not amusingly impractical) storage container for a carbon fiber and metal watch storage tube. No one really told me about this detail, and I was quite charmed to find it within my usual snooping around of trendy details which abound inside of high-end automobiles such as this. You can, of course, purchase the watch cylinder individually from Bamford Watch Department to get a the tidy sum of #1,500. You will see Mulliner branding in a variety of spots on this Bentley Mulsanne Speed, as this is the name for Bentley’s in-house customization store. Mulliner automobiles are the ones that have bespoke components made for customers, and that store is where all of the most exclusive Bentley cars are made. What really separates them from most other high-end manufacturing cars is the level of hand-craftsmanship in addition to personalization choices. In addition to the largely black and polished metal surfaces in the cabin of the Bentley Mulsanne Speed, you will find some sky blue color accents on the leather that makes up the plush seating which wraps the steering wheel.
Driving the Bentley Mulsanne Speed at 100mph is akin to driving an average car at perhaps half the rate. Bentley’s design of this suspension, steering, and transmission (not to mention engine) allow for astonishingly well-composed driving until you get to maybe 130mph if you need to remind yourself that you are not, in actuality, driving inside of a bank vault. I will say again that tackling is extremely good given the size of the automobile. This can be aided by a naturally long wheelbase of over 10 ft – that allows the Bentley Mulsanne Speed to handle better at turns even at elevated rates. With that said, strong cruising cars like this will be the speediest on long comparatively straight streets. It would be a great endurance car given the combination of comfort and performance. That said, in the hills, on sharp, windy streets, you can easily imagine the appeal of a much smaller roadster, since this is no rally car. Strong and gutsy having an audible yet dignified noise from the engine, I sometimes I think the Bentley Mulsanne Speed may easily consume a rally car – burp it out with proper social etiquette and then speed off on its own merry way.
This is due to the high contrast dial that’s easy to read despite being relatively active. Breitling Bentley Flying B No. 3 Replica creates the hands and hour markers a matte silver color which works very much in favor of being simple to read. In fact, aside from the applied Breilting emblem, nothing regarding the opinion case or dial is polished – a great thing, in my view. While the Bentley name does appear on the dial, it is almost permanently obstructed by the palms. In a humorous way, this is possibly good as it will allow more watch lovers to appreciate this timepiece on its merits and also get over the fact that it is dual-branded. If you truly want to find that this is a collaboration watch, you can look on the caseback where you’ll once again see the Breitling and Bentley branding, however sadly, no sapphire crystal display window to find the movement.
Stainless steel case with a stainless steel bracelet. Fixed stainless steel bezel. Silver dial with silver-tone hands and index hour markers. Roman numeral marks the 12 o’clock position. Minute markers around the inner rim. Dial Type: Analog. Luminescent hands and markers. Date display at the 12 o’clock position. Seconds sub-dial above the 6 o’clock position. Automatic movement. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Screw locked crown. Solid case back. Case dimensions: 51.40 mm x 34.50 mm. Case thickness: 13 mm. Rectangle case shape. Fold over clasp with safety. Water resistant at 100 meters / 330 feet. Functions: date, hour, minute, second. Luxury watch style. Breitling Replica Bentley Flying B No. 3 Mens Watch A1636212-G638SS.