Euro style: Classic Chronomat returns and Peugeot updates the 308

By CARSIFU | 11 June 2020

Bentley and Breitling's new Chronomat aviator

European style and technology go hand-in-hand. Bentley and Breitling celebrate their illustrious 17-year partnership with the new Chronomat watch, a bold and brilliant mechanical statement destined to appeal to today’s men and women who enjoy sports, active pursuits - and style.

The new Bentley Chronomat features the signature rotating bezel is highlighted by rider tabs, which not only protect the crystal but make the manipulation of the bezel easier.

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The rider tabs at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, true to the original, are interchangeable, so the wearer can use them either for a “count up” or “count down” function.

The highly desirable stainless-steel integrated Rouleaux bracelet with a butterfly clasp.

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Each timepiece in the new collection is powered by the Breitling Manufacture Caliber 01, an in-house mechanical movement that delivers an impressive power reserve of about 70 hours. Like all Breitling watches, the Chronomats are COSC- certified chronometers, an independent confirmation of their precision. All of the models are water-resistant to 20 bar (200 metres).

The timepiece’s features recall the classic namesake from the 1980s. The Chronomat Bentley has a 42-millimetre stainless streel case with a green dial and black contrasting chronograph counters. The watch, presented on a stainless steel Rouleaux bracelet with a butterfly clasp, features a ‘Bentley’ engraving round the transparent sapphire caseback.

Adrian Hallmark, Bentley chairman and CEO, commented: ”The new Chronomat Bentley exemplifies this commitment to honouring our authentic values while creating a new and enduring icon for today’s modern customers.’’

The Chronomat is priced at US$8,100 (RM34,397).

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Peugeot 308 updated

European styling, especially the French, does it with simplicity and style. The Peugeot 308, a multi-award winning model, is being updated for the 2020 collection.

In 2020, the exterior has been updated with the addition of a new colour - Vertigo Blue.  In the Allure finish, 16' Zircon alloy with a diamond finish are available as an option.

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The top-of-the-range versions provide access to the Black ‘pack’ option. This gives you the chance to change the majority of chrome trim to gloss black, including: front grille, the indicator and fog light surround and side window covers. Also available are 18'' diamond cut alloys in Sapphire Black with Black Mist varnish available.


Inside, the dashboard is equipped with a 100% digital Peugeot i-Cockpit as well as a capacitive central screen with a "gloss" finish.

In addition, the Peugeot 308 offers the latest-generation internal combustion engines and a range of driving aids worthy of the upper segments. Three main trim levels are available, with an additional set of equipment on offer via the ‘Premium’ derivatives.