I cannot stop kicking myself for letting an opportunity to pick up one of the coolest Breitlings I have ever seen pass me by. The discontinued Montbrillant 1461 was a limited edition of 1,000 pieces released during the 90’s. The watch is amazing!
The 1461 features a four-year perpetual calendar movement inside a 41.5mm case with the classic Navitimer look. Not only does it house an incredible movement, but it is the perfect size for my wrist and is an amazing looking piece! It has so much going on, yet the dial is not overly busy at all.
I did some homework and was able to find out that the watch had an original retail price of $3,900 when it was released. Are you kidding me!? Perpetual calendar pieces manufactured by some of the other fine watch brands can retail for up to six figures!
My only concern about the watch was that it would have been a little too dressy for my taste. A friend of mine whom I was discussing the watch with eventually came up with an idea that would take care of that issue. He suggested putting the watch on an orange crocodile leather strap with a deployment buckle. I know it may sound like an aggressive thought, but I loved it!
I guess if the orange strap gave the watch too much pop, I could always have gone with the gold crocodile leather strap that I love so much.
Do you guys agree that the watch is a gem? How about my flashy orange strap idea on such a classy-looking piece? Could it have worked?