Endowed with a look inspired by early Chronomat’s of the 1940s and 1950s and featuring the famous aviation slide rule, the Montbrillant 01 chronograph was named after the building on Ruelle Montbrillant in La Chaux-de-Fonds which housed the Breitling workshops from 1892 to 1979. It is equipped with the high-performance Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01. This successful association of tradition and innovation is enhanced by a dial bearing numerals or hour-markers and hollowed counters. The caseback is adorned with an embossed medallion depicting the historical Montbrillant building. Reference RB013012.C896 has a red gold case and a Aurora Blue dial with applied stick markers.
|Name:||Montbrillant 01 Red Gold / Aurora Blue / Air Racer|
Below is a detailed look at Breitling’s model RB013012.C896.223R from Montbrillant watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.
Breitling’s Montbrillant 01 Red Gold / Aurora Blue / Air Racer (RB013012.C896.223R) was originally released in 2012. This watch features a automatic movement beating at a frequency of 28800 bph (4 Hz) to provide a 70-hour power reserve when fully wound.
The red gold case measures 40mm in diameter and roughly 13.5mm thick, with 20mm lug width. The round case is paired with a blue color dial with -shaped hands, and a stick / dot hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. Breitling’s Montbrillant model RB013012.C896.223R is water resistant up to 30 meters (98 ft). A solid caseback is over the back of the watch case.
The Montbrillant RB013012.C896.223R movement is a powered by caliber B01 made by Breitling. The 47-jewel automatic movement is mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 28800 semi-oscillations per hour or 4 Hz. This movement offers a 70-hour power reserve.
|Time:||Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds|
|Chronograph:||Chronograph, Column wheel|
How much does the Breitling’s Montbrillant RB013012.C896.223R cost? This watch was introduced in 2012 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.
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- Brand: Breitling
- Model: Montbrillant 01 Red Gold / Aurora Blue / Air Racer
- Reference Number: RB013012.C896.223R
- Limited: No
Case & Dial:
- Material: Red Gold
- Glass: Sapphire
- Back: Solid
- Diameter: 40
- Thickness: 13.5
- Lug Width: 20
- Dial Color: Blue
- Indexes: Stick / Dot and -shaped hands
- Water Resistance: 30 meters
- Winding: Automatic
- Brand: Breitling
- Caliber: B01
- Display: Analog
- Diameter: mm
- Jewels: 47
- Power Reserve: 70 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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