Another classic by Breitling the Montbrillant 01 is an absolutely stunning watch that impresses both through the build quality as well as the amazing detailing on the dial, the mix of classic design and modern functions and the pleasant color palette.
This is the first series-produced model of the Montbriliant collection that has been equipped with the Breitling Caliber 01 automatic chronograph movement. The mix of old and new in this amazing Breitling Montbriliant is also visible when it comes to the silver dial that bares hollowed counters as well as a series of well-defined numerals. The caseback is a beautiful detail that gives the watch much of its character. It is decorated with an embossed medallion that actually depicts the company’s historical Montbrillant Street building that housed the Breitling workshops for more than a century in the city of La Chaux-de-Fonds.
The amazing design of the watch makes it perfect for all occasions, both casual as well as formal. It can look perfect with a suit at a formal occasion like a wedding, a gala or at the opera. It can also look great next to a smart or somewhat casual attire. The watch can also impress at a high-end sporting event like a golf or Formula 1 venue.
This amazing timepiece comes in both steel and red gold with a distinctive number engraved at 9 o’clock to celebrate the limited nature of the model. The watch adorns a silver dial and a Breitling classic in the hundredth of a second dial. The dial also has the stylized “b”, the brands logo until the mid-20th century.
The watch has a durable sapphire crystal that is glare and scratch proof. It allows amazing visibility in any weather conditions. The steel bracelet is durable and complements the case beautifully offering a strong, masculine look to the watch. The watch also comes with a self-winding mechanical movement that offers a power reserve of minimum 70 hours. The three chronographs are 1/4th second, 30 minutes and 12 hours.
The Breitling Montbriliant 01 also has 28.800 vibrations per hour and 47 jewels. The back of the watch is screwed in offering extra durability. It can resist a water pressure of 3 bars making it suitable for just about any sea related adventure, perhaps with the exception of deep sea diving. The bezel is bidirectional and allows for the brands classic slide rule while the watch also comes with a non-screw-locked crown and two gaskets.
With a diameter of 40 mm an interior width of 20/18 mm, a thickness of 13.50 mm and a weight of 69.35 grams the watch is moderately proportioned, assuring that it doesn’t stand out through bulky size but through quality and amazing design.