In Breitling’s corporate memory, the name Montbrillant brings to mind the place and time of its first full-fledged chronograph factory perched on a sun-drenched hillside overlooking the town of La Chaux-de-Fonds. It was there that some of the brand’s most ingenious inventions were born, along with some of its most emblematic designs. Today, the Montbrillant spirit lives on in a chronograph featuring aesthetic details clearly inspired by the 1940’s, including the hands and the traditional centre one-hundredth of an hour indication. The dial, finely crafted using the “épargne” method, features the famous stylized B fashioned in 18K gold. The Montbrillant also has a screwed-in case adorned with the Breitling logo in use until the mid-20th century. Another special feature of the Montbrillant is its extremely reasonable 38 mm diameter, an ideal size for even the smallest wrists. REF. A4137012/B875
|Name:||Montbillant Black / Calf|
|Produced:||1999 – 2011|
Below is a detailed look at Breitling’s model A4137012.B875 from Montbrillant watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.
Breitling’s Montbillant Black / Calf (A4137012.B875) was originally released in 1999 – 2011. This watch features a automatic movement beating at a frequency of 28800 bph (4 Hz) to provide a 42-hour power reserve when fully wound.
The stainless steel case measures 38mm in diameter and roughly 13mm thick, with 20mm lug width. The round case is paired with a black color dial with alpha-shaped hands, and a stick / dot hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. Breitling’s Montbrillant model A4137012.B875 is water resistant up to 30 meters (98 ft). A solid caseback is over the back of the watch case.
The Montbrillant A4137012.B875 movement is a powered by caliber B41 made by Breitling. The 38-jewel automatic movement is 25.6mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 28800 semi-oscillations per hour or 4 Hz. This movement offers a 42-hour power reserve.
|Time:||Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds|
How much does the Breitling’s Montbrillant A4137012.B875 cost? This watch was introduced in 1999 and has been in Breitling’s collection for around . This watch is not a limited release. As with most luxury watches, the price of depends on the availability and demand.
CURRENT PRICE: 4260
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- Brand: Breitling
- Model: Montbillant Black / Calf
- Reference Number: A4137012.B875
- Limited: No
Case & Dial:
- Material: Stainless steel
- Glass: Sapphire
- Back: Solid
- Diameter: 38
- Thickness: 13
- Lug Width: 20
- Dial Color: Black
- Indexes: Stick / Dot and Alpha-shaped hands
- Water Resistance: 30 meters
- Winding: Automatic
- Brand: Breitling
- Caliber: B41
- Display: Analog
- Diameter: 25.6mm
- Jewels: 38
- Power Reserve: 42 hours
- Frequency: 28800 bph
- Functions: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds
Breitling was founded in 1884. The brand counts among its earliest achievements the invention of the independent chronograph pushpiece in 1915 and the separation of the start/stop functions from that of resetting in 1923. The connection of Breitling with the world of aviation is said to have taken off in the early 1930’s, when the brand started creating onboard chronographs intended for … aircraft cockpits. With the introduction of the Navitimer in the first half of the 1950’s, Breitling had created what would prove to be one of the most iconic and everlasting pilots watch designs yet: the model hasn’t been out of production since. A variation of this model accompanied Scott Carpenter on his orbital flight aboard the Aurora 7 capsule in 1962. In the sixties, Breitling was part of the ‘Project 99’ consortium that was created with the aim of creating the first self-winding chronograph movement – the one that would become the caliber 11. Although the so-called ‘Quartz Crisis’ had hit Breitling hard, the brand would be one of the first to launch a completely new mechanical chronograph in the mid-eighties: the Chronomat. This watch would become another icon for Breitling and would serve as a catalyst for the industry as a whole. Besides the Navitimer and the Chronomat, the Emergency is arguably the third most emblematic model – featuring a never-before-seen transmitter system that couldn’t have been conceived by any other brand than Breitling. The 2009 introduction of the caliber 01 gave Breitling a in-house chronograph movement and it would serve as the base for a number of variations over the next few years. Breitling is the only company of this scale to submit 100% of its movements for COSC-certification, including the quartz calibers.
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