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Check out Triumph’s and Breitling’s gorgeous collab

A perfectly matched motorbike and timepiece

A Breitling that’s terno with your bike, pare. PHOTO FROM TRIUMPH

Triumph makes some of the classiest motorcycles in the world, while Breitling is revered among horologists. It was only logical that the two companies would collaborate on both a limited-edition motorcycle and a chronograph.

On Triumph’s side, it has come up with a Breitling Limited Edition, painted Polychromatic Blue matched to the original 1951 Thunderbird. It also has hand-painted coach line detailing, and unique features like bespoke instrument faces with styling cues from the watch design, as well as detailing on the perforated leather seat and the billet-machined engine casing.

This is a very special Speed Twin indeed. PHOTO FROM TRIUMPH

It also has a higher-specification, fully adjustable Öhlins piggyback-twin rear shocks with gloss-black springs exclusive to the Speed Twin Breitling edition. All of the latest upgrades to the Speed Twin 2021 are carried over, including more power, and higher-specification brakes and tires. Only 270 units of this special bike will be made, each one with an individually numbered handlebar clamp and a certificate of authenticity signed by Triumph CEO Nick Bloor and Breitling CEO Georges Kern.

Order the bike and you also get the chance to purchase a Breitling Top Time Triumph limited-edition chronograph with a personalized, matching edition number. The watch was borne out of the motor racing and café racer culture of the ’60s, when Willy Breitling wanted to capture the speed-driven style of the day with a different kind of timepiece.

The watch will bear the number found on your bike's handlebar. PHOTO FROM TRIUMPH

The watch features an ice-blue dial to reference the Speed Twin’s Polychromatic Blue color, and a rare blue-dialed Top Time from the 1970s. The Top Time Triumph comes in two distinct versions: a core-collection version with an opalescent, vertically brushed dial, and one reserved for Speed Twin Breitling Edition owners, with a blue face and a sunray-finished dial. It also features a racing-themed calfskin leather strap, Breitling and Triumph logos positioned at 12 and 6, and oversized mushroom pushers. The caseback is etched with a detailed design sketch of the bike’s parallel-twin engine. It is powered by a Breitling Caliber 23, a COSC-certified chronometer with a power reserve of around 48 hours.

Pricing of the Speed Twin Breitling Edition is yet to be finalized, but it is estimated that the first units will arrive this May. Customers who order the bike will also have the chance to purchase the watch until June 22, and it will be engraved with the number of their bike.

If stylish bikes and watches are your thing, then Triumph Motorcycles Philippines has got quite the offer for you.

Andy Leuterio

Andy is both an avid cyclist and a car enthusiast who has finally made the shift to motorcycles. You've probably seen him on his bicycle or motorbike overtaking your crawling car. He is our motorcycle editor and the author of the ‘Quickshift’ column.