Speed Twin Edition between Breitling and Triumph Motorcycles

The Core Breitling Top Time with the Triumph Motorcycles


Unusual chronograph from Breitling with a café racer attitude from the 1960s. Early in the 1960s, when auto racing was in its prime, an entire subculture had developed around “café racers,” fashionable motorcycles that were employed to ferry their riders from hip café to hip café. With a completely new design for the timepiece, Willy Breitling hoped to represent the speed-driven fashion of the day. Here comes the Breitling Top Time, an outlandish chronograph that quickly became popular with a sporty in-crowd of both men and women lured to the watch’s daring proportions. ​


Today, Breitling and British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph have created a stunning new Top Time partnership that brings that freewheeling 1960s attitude back. The ice-blue dial, which has an eye-catching twist on a Top Time pattern known as the “Zorro” design, is the watch’s main attraction. In contrast to how it typically appears, which is as a contrasting color framing the two sub-counters like the cunning swordsman’s mask, it is achieved here with a brushed finish that produces a brilliant play of light and texture.

Features include oversized mushroom pushers that allow for simple control over the chronograph’s stop-start and reset functions. The distinctive ice-blue color has two significant archival references: a blue Triumph Thunderbird 6T from 1951 and a rare ice-blue Breitling Top Time Ref. 815 from the 1970s.


Speed values are easily readable on a tachymeter scale with high contrast. While the Breitling and Triumph emblems are subtly placed at 12 and 6 o’clock, the hero dial is allowed to stand out on the muted racing-themed calfskin leather strap. Similar to the original, the diameter of 41mm fits both sexes. For Triumph enthusiasts, the Top Time Triumph is a must-have item, but you don’t need to own a motorcycle that turns heads to be drawn to its eye-catching appearance. ​

The highlight of The Breitling top time triumph watch

References for this distinctive color include a rare, blue-dialed Breitling Top Time Ref. 815 from the 1970s as well as the Polychromatic Blue Triumph Thunderbird 6T from 1951.

The hero dial is highlighted with a calfskin leather strap with an understated racing theme. At 12 and 6, respectively, are discreet trademarks for Breitling and Triumph. Large mushroom pushers make stopping, starting, and resetting the chronograph simple, and a high-contrast tachymeter scale makes it easy to read speed readings. The Breitling Caliber 23, a chronometer with COSC certification and a power reserve of about 48 hours, powers the watches.


The Breitling top time triumph watch dial

The Breitling top time triumph watch strap

The Breitling top time triumph watch backcase





Caliber Breitling 23
Movement Self-winding mechanical
Power reserve Approx. 48 hrs
Chronograph 1/4th second, 30 minutes
Vibration 28,800 v.p.h
Jewel 27 jewels


Case material Stainless steel
Caseback Snapped
Water resistance 3 bars
Crown Non screw-locked, one gasket
Crystal Convex sapphire crystal, glareproofed both sides


Product Weight (Approx.) 97.0 g.
Watch-head Weight (Approx.) 77.4 g.
Diameter 41.0 mm
Thickness 14.2 mm
Height (upper lug tip to lower lug tip) 51.5 mm
Lug width (in-between lug) 20.0 mm


Strap material Calfskin leather
Strap color Black
Strap type Straight
Lug 20/18 mm
Buckle Material Stainless steel
Buckle type Folding clasp
Buckle size 18 mm