This is Breitling’s fourth watch equipped with its fully-produced Caliber Breitling 01 movement. After Navitimer 02, Chronomat 01, Transocean Chronograph, Breitling will launch Montbrillant 01 Limited limited edition watches at Baselworld 2011.
The watch is available in all-steel and red gold cases, limited to 2000 and 200 pieces respectively. Individual numbers are engraved on the side of the ring. The silver dial has a red 100-division dial in the center. The chronograph second hand is in the center. The small seconds, chronograph minute and hour counters are at 9 o’clock, 3 o’clock and 6 o’clock respectively. The calendar window is between 4 and 5 o’clock. The outer ring of the dial is a flight slider with Breitling characteristics.
The name Montbrillant is derived from Montbrillan street in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. From 1892 to 1979, Breitling was located here. It was here that Breitling created many inventions and technological innovations in chronograph watches, including the first independent chronograph button (1915), dual independent chronograph buttons (1934), and the first self-winding chronograph watch (1969 ). It is also here that Breitling produced the first aircraft cockpit timer, and with the prosperity of the air transport industry, it was widely used in propeller aircraft and later jet aircraft, which won Breitling’s designation for the world aviation industry Supplier’s reputation.