The First of a New Kind
Breitling Montbrillant 01 Limited edition (of 2000 pieces) watch is an exciting new timepiece, that will be unveiled in March at Baselworld 2011 show. New Breitling Montbrillant 01 is the latest landmark for Montbrillant chronograph timepieces, since it is the very first model to be equipped with Caliber 01. This excellent performing movement was designed and produced exclusively by Breitling Company in its own facilities.
This limited series, which has a distinct touch of accomplishment and success, is heavily influenced by a retro style and by the elegant models of the 1940s and the 1950s. Besides, it includes winged B in retro style (the brand’s official symbol in the first half of 20th century). Montbrillant 01 watches also feature a circular slide rules intended for pilots.
The name itself derives from the address of Breitling’s former workshops, which used to be located on Montbrillant Street in La Chaux-de-Fonds, from 1892 to 1979. This is the place where new inventions were created, which changed the face of wrist-worn chronographs. These improvements include the first (1915) and the second (1934) independent pushpiece, as well as the first self-winding chronograph from 1969.
Breitling onboard chronographs that gave this watchmaker every right to be recognized as “the official supplier for world aviation” were also constructed in workshops at Montbrillant Street. Today, the name Montbrillant is once again connected to the brand’s important new achievement – incorporating Breitling’s new Caliber 01, the most efficient and reliable self-winding chronograph.
Twin Limited Editions
Montbrillant 01 Breitling watch is produced with stainless steel case (middle sized with 40 millimeters in diameter). This limited edition consists of 2000 pieces. Another version, in a red gold case, is even more exclusive (only 200 pieces).
Both of the twin editions will feature engraved individual number. It is also worth mentioning that the caseback of this Breitling watch is made of a transparent sapphire.
Breitling Montbrillant 01 has a Mercury Silver dial and the usual 1/100th second counter in the center. The crystal is glareproof cambered sapphire, and it has a rotating bidirectional bezel with a slide rule.
This timepiece also has over 70-hour power reserve, calendar function and 30 meters water resistance. The bracelet is made of barenia leather (also available with crocodile leather, steel Navitimer and Air Racer).