The Breitling Montbrillant 01 certainly won’t go unnoticed with its bold 40mm steel case and grooved bezel. Powered by Breitling’s high-performance Caliber 01 automatic chronograph movement, the watch has an impressive 70-hour power reserve, and displays the date along with three chrongraph functions: 1/4th second, 30 minutes, and 12 hours. The bidirectional ratcheted rotating bezel also serves as circular slide rule. The name of this luxury timepiece pays homage to Breitling’s former workshop – which was located on Montbrillant Street in La Chaux-de-Fonds, from 1892 to 1979. Retails for around $8k.
We had previously featured Bell & Ross timepieces on Frachelli, and they now also offer vintage watches that are inspired by the WW1 and WW2 eras. Shown above is the Bell & Ross WW1-92 Heritage which pays tribute to the first watches worn by pilots in the 1920s. This fine crafted automatic powered watch features a large 45mm case, luminescent index hour markers and hands, display with the hour markers in the center, and thin leather strap. The WW1-92 Heritage retails around $3,700.
IWC honors the passionate pilot and poet Antoine de Saint-Exupéry with this 500 piece limited edition Big Pilot’s Watch. Within the 46mm 18-carat red gold case resides day, date, month, and year displays – and the perpetual calendar accounts for all leap years until 2100 without any needed adjustments. The mechanical watch boasts an impressive 7 day power reserve when fully wound and the automatic winding mechanism can be admired through the sapphire crystal backing. The white stitched calfskin leather strap isn’t too shabby either and you can have it all for the low, low price of only $49,800!