Wednesday 26 January, 2011 - 15:20 PM EST
100 years of aviation
Breitling Montbrillant 1903 // Caliber: Breitling 35 // Vibrations per hour: 28,800 // Jewels: 38
On December 17th 1903, the historical flight by the Wright brothers marked the birth of aviation, and would change the world forever. To celebrate the hundredth anniversary of this story that is closely entwined with its own, Breitling has chosen to issue the montbrillant 1903 special edition, a chronograph with a style inspired by the finest products made by the brand in the middle of the 20th century. This aesthetic concern is particularly apparent in details such as the beaded bezel, identical to the one used on the first chronographs equipped with the famous circular slide rule. Also designed in a classic mid century style, the two tone dial clearly distinguishes the timekeeping zone from the logarithmic scales. The back of the watch features the silhouette of the Flyer I, the plane flown by orville and Wilbur Wright. Representing another allusion to their historical feat, the Montbrillant 1903 has a 10-minute totalizer and enables measurements precise to the nearest 1/4 of a second of flight. Its highly distinctive brand-exclusive movements also comprises the Flyback function, typical of the finest aviation chronographs.
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