Imagine Steve McQueen or Brad Pitt rocking up to The Bike Shed on a Triumph Speed Twin painted in the exact same colour as Marlon Brando’s ’50s Triumph Thunderbird from ‘The Wild One’ on a Sunday morning, and your mind’s eye will be bang on the money when it comes to the latest top UK Breitling replica watches and Triumph collaboration.
Aside from boasting one of the richest and most storied histories in motorcycling, Triumph currently sports its most compelling lineup available on showroom floors to date. 1960s café-racer style married with 2020s reliability makes for some seriously appetising motorcycles, and as it turns out, there’s a lot of overlap with fine watchmaking too. Attention to detail, passionate engineering, intricate design and the ability to draw on genuine heritage makes this new partnership with 1:1 Swiss fake Breitling watches an exciting prospect for watch fans, bike fans, or if you’re Brad Pitt, both.
Frankly, any of Triumph’s modern classic lineup would work in this situation, but the decision to use a factory-modified Speed Twin is an inspired choice – big power, with even bigger comfort and usability. Limited to 270 models worldwide, the 1200cc twin comes with a co-signed certificate of authenticity and a number stamped handlebar clamp to match the perfect replica Breitling Top Time watches if you buy both together. While both are available separately, the owner’s edition comes finished with a sunray dial, whereas the core-collection edition sports a vertically brushed style.
Breitling’s Speed Twin edition Top Time doesn’t need to try hard to be cool – it is Bond approved after Sean Connery’s Top Time doubled as a Geiger counter in Thunderball and is the first generation copy Breitling Top Time watches for sale designed to appeal to a younger audience. There is a COSC-certified, 23 calibre movement inside a 41mm case with a suitably racing-type calfskin strap. The Triumph logo is featured at 6 o’clock and a sketch of a Triumph twin engraved on the caseback adds that little extra bit of motorcycle sex appeal.
Back to the bike, Speed Twin fans will notice that this is the highest specification Speed Twin to ever roll out of the Hinckley factory’s doors. Premium Ohlins rear shock units make for an uber-premium ride feel and the rider’s seat is finished with perforated leather and fittingly decorated with a Breitling logo. Engraved engine casings compliment hand-painted coachlining and it all adds up to being subtle from a distance and ridiculously classy up close – a balance that Triumph gets right time and time again.
Don’t hang around though, because fans only have until August 22 to sign on the dotted line in your local Triumph dealership.
Swiss movements super clone Breitling Triumph Top Time watches, from £4,500. Triumph Speed Twin Limited Edition, from £16,000.