Breitling Montbrillant 01 Limited by Jacques Ecrement shop Forges in Paris
Watch Breitling Montbrillant 01 Limited, 40 mm, equipped with the new calibre Breitling 01 presents Jacques Eapen, who works at Forges in Paris, one of the oldest watch retailers in the capital. A very beautiful model offered in limited series which will delight collectors and lovers of aviation chronographs.
In 1892, Léon Breitling created the workshop of watches G. Leon Breitling SA the Montbrillant Watch Factory in la Chaux de Fonds in Switzerland. The Montbrillant chronograph was named so in tribute to the factory... Montbrillant lane.
The Montbrillant 01 Limited is published 2,000 copies in steel and 200 in red gold, with individual number engraved on the caseband at 0900. A transparent Sapphire allows to Replica Rolex admire the size Breitling 01 certified chronometer by the COSC (Switzerland official chronometer control), with its column wheel and decoration Sides of Geneva on the chronograph and automatism bridges.
In 1952 was born the Navitimer Chronograph, watch-instrument equipped with a circular slide rule incorporated into the rotating bezel, indispensable tool for all aviation-related calculations. This model is intended initially for the American market and also can be found on the dial the abbreviation for AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association), but it will very quickly become the watch of drivers around the world. Breitling was the edge of most major aviation companies meter provider.
The family Navitimer Montbrillant, from model is the most elegant aerospace Breitling chronograph. The Montbrillant 01, with a diameter of 40 mm won a millimeter in this new version with the new caliber Manufacture Breitling 01 2011. More vintage than the Navitimer and less "measuring instrument", the Montbrillant combines a sports watch with a classic watch. With its stylish silver dial and not oversized size, it can be easily worn with a suit or jeans.
Still equipped with its famous rule, here it is unobtrusive because of color silver, identical to the dial. For drivers, it always serve them to various aeronautical calculations: rates of descent and ascent, conversion of nautical miles to kilometers, fuel consumption. For others, it will make the happiness of the amateur who dreamed more young front of shop windows or in the magazines of a Breitling.
It is differentiable of the Navitimer with its monochrome dial and its inner red circle that displays time centesimal division (division of time in 100 units instead of 60). It is an elegant sport chronograph. Finally, the chronograph pushers are more flexible that previous versions... column wheel requires! In summary, it is a very beautiful model in a limited series which will delight collectors and lovers of aviation chronographs.
In the 2011 version, the Montbrillant differs from previous versions by instead of needle color steel red chronograph seconds hand. Curved case side of chronograph counters give more relief to the watch with polished triangular index bright applied as well as the B in 18-carat gold.
The new movement of chronograph Breitling 01 (47 jewels, power reserve of nearly three days, column wheel) is very successful. The calibre was decorated with Sides of Geneva. The Panerai replica different moving parts of the chronograph are polished steel. In the limited version of the Montbrillant model, the complete integration of the chronograph movement to not to exceed 13.6 mm thickness for the enclosure, including glass.
A ce offers, the domed Sapphire Crystal gives one side vintage friendly, very wide, almost flush to the edge of the bezel, it visually enlarges the watch. Side sealing, the transparent background is screwed for a better seal. However, the rotating bezel of the slide rule does not display a seal more than 30 meters for this model but is largely sufficient for daily life.
German magazine Uhren Magazin, recognized watchmaking as one of the most serious in the world, has passed through the new Chronomat B01 by Breitling in the spring last at Baselworld. This article six pages, signed by Gerhard Seelen, gives the new caliber B01, recalling the passage the advantages provided by its column wheel and vertical clutch, by the system of rapid adjustment of the date at any time, or by the patented device for self-centring of the hammers of resetting the chronograph.
But the journalist enthuses especially for the result of the accuracy of market tests performed by the magazine: the caliber works with astonishing accuracy, to the point that one has the impression that the Chronomat is equipped with a quartz movement. Read the results, it is true that performance results are superior to the official data of Breitling: "chronograph engaged, the variation is barely measurable - approximately 0.3 second per day. With the chronograph function at rest, the variation reached just 0.8 seconds - dream values".
The maximum score of 6 points attributed to the Chronomat B01 by Uhren-Magazin writing is however not due only to the performance of the movement. If the article focuses mainly on the B01 Calibre, it fails not to emphasize the quality of the design and flawless finishes of this Chronograph, which "seems to be built for eternity", as does not hesitate to write it Gerhard Seelen. And conclude in apotheosis: 'space available here is not sufficient to enumerate all the positives of the Chronomat B01.
Jean-Paul Girardin, vice-president of Breitling, does not hide his satisfaction in reading this article: "praise of Uhren-Magazin for Chronomat B01 are significant insofar as they come from a serious, neutral source, and that they are based on objective and encrypted data. As the results themselves, they are a reflection of the philosophy that has guided the design of the B01 Calibre and to give priority to the performance of the movement, that is, its reliability and accuracy.
I note finally - this is important-that the magazine welcomes the Chronomat B01 quality as a whole, not just that of the movement, but also the originality of its design, the level of its finishes and its technical characteristics. A time where the consumer withdraws into real values, I see it as an encouraging sign for the Chronomat B01, a watch-instrument designed to impose itself as the reference among the automatic chronographs.