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Auction Ended
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Lot #1592

Breitling Navitimer Montbrillant A30030.2 Tropical Dial

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Introduction

Launched in the late 1990s, the Navitimer Montbrilliant is a wonderfully-styled timepiece that blends Breitling’s rich tool watch heritage with the classier design elements of their mid-century models, such as the Chronomat from the 1940s. Sized at what would have been a massive construction in the mid-1900s, the A30030.2 features a 38mm case diameter as it blends its vintage-inspired construction with modern tastes. Featuring a busy, yet legible silver dial and a stainless steel case with the Navitimer’s iconic slide rule bezel and its signature hobnail texture, the Montbrillant is utterly unmistakable as a member of the Navtimer family. Sporting a red central seconds track like that on vintage Chronomats and both blued and non-blued hands, the A30030.2’s dial is surprisingly legible as its various features are separated by color. Furthermore, this example's dial also boasts a beautifully unique patina in its center that has taken on a rich bronze hue, which adds to its wonderful aesthetic. With recessed subdials featuring concentric guilloche engraving and a subtle grainy surface throughout the rest of the dial, the A30030.2’s dial is a satisfying blend of color, textures, and useful inscriptions such as those along the dial’s periphery, which enables its slide rule bezel to operate as amazingly as it does.

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Grade

M 8.5

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Warranty Certificate

Est. value range

$3,000 – $5,000

The Details

Brand

Breitling

Dimensions

38mm

Model

Navitimer Montbrillant

Movement

Automatic ETA cal. 2892-A2

Reference

A30030.2

Bracelet

Stainless steel bracelet

Year

1997

Condition

Very good

Material

Stainless steel

Included

Watch and papers

Dial Color

Silver

THE DIAL

Styled after vintage chronograph dials from the mid-1900s, the A30030.2's silver dial sports a red central seconds track that resembles the decimal tracks of the vintage Chronomat. With its unique bronze patina in its center, this example's dial has aged beautifully.

THE CONSTRUCTION

While Breitling was, and still is, famed for their larger designs, the A30030.2's 38mm stainless steel case and elegant stainless steel bracelet ensure it is welcoming for most wrist sizes and comfortable to wear.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

Watch is in excellent overall condition, with only minor surface wear. The dial has aged to a pleasing tropical tone, with a darkened center of the dial. The bracelet has 12 links total, 3 of which are removable. There is little stretch.

Our Perspective

Executing on the Navitimer's history as a true pilot's watch, the A30030.2 Montbrillant takes vintage Breitling design elements such as its dial and somewhat-conservative sizing, for modern tastes, and fuses it with a modern level of watchmaking that results in a timepiece that's up to the task, and will look stunning while tackling it.

Justin Gruenberg

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Lot # 1592

Breitling Navitimer Montbrillant A30030.2 Tropical Dial

Sold

$3,080

Ended
08/12/22