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BREGUET, TYPE XX ONLY WATCH 2021
BREGUET, TYPE XX ONLY WATCH 2021
BREGUET, TYPE XX ONLY WATCH 2021
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BREGUET, TYPE XX ONLY WATCH 2021

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BREGUET, TYPE XX ONLY WATCH 2021
Model name: Breguet Type XX Only Watch 2021 - 2065ST/Z5/398
Case: Round steel case. Solid caseback with engraving “Breguet Type XX Only Watch 2021 Pièce Unique”. Diameter 38.30 mm. Thickness 13.90 mm. Bidirectional graduated rotating bezel with triangular markings for flight calcula-tions. Rounded lugs. Flat crown. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 meters)
Dial: Bronze coloured, signed Breguet. Hours chapter with luminescent Arabic numerals. 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. Small seconds at 9 o’clock. Central chronograph counter. Luminescent “syringe”-type hands
Calibre: Mechanical manually wound movement, column wheel chronograph with flyback function. Numbered and signed Breguet. Cal. Valjoux 235. 13 lignes. 17 jewels. 45-hour power reserve. 183 components. Inline Swiss lever escapement. Annular balance wheel. Flat balance spring. Frequency 3 hertz
Bracelet: Calfskin leather
Dimensions: Diameter 38.30 mm / Thickness 13.90 mm
Specificities: This one-of-a-kind timepiece carefully reproduces the visual and mechanical codes of the legendary Breguet pilot watch with a flyback chronograph
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Lot Essay

This faithful re-edition of Breguet’s renowned pilot’s watch pays tribute to the civilian versions of the Type XX chronograph from the 1950s and 1960s.

The Type XX Only Watch 2021 flyback chronograph is notable for its specific architecture, meticulously reproducing the codes of the first generation of civilian Type XX timepieces.

The bronze colour of its dial is a nod to the extremely rare original models with dials coloured in this way. It features a small seconds subdial at nine o’clock and a 30-minute totaliser at three o’clock with an increased diameter, luminous markers and the teardrop-shaped hand. The bidirectional steel bezel comes fitted with a 12-hour scale, along with a luminous triangular marker.

This unique 38.30 mm piece comes equipped with a straight crown as seen in the Type XX civilian-use models, while the shape of the hands leads them to be referred to as “syringes”. It comes equipped with a Valjoux 235 movement, directly derived from the Valjoux 222 used by Breguet in the 1950s and early 1960s.

EXPERIENCE
The proud owner will be offered an exclusive visit to the ateliers of the Breguet Manufacture located in the Vallée de Joux in Switzerland. Equipped with watchmaking tools that Abraham-Louis Breguet could scarcely imagine, his successors in the Breguet workshops combine avant-garde processes with closely guarded traditional techniques. Tiny components are progressively honed and their surfaces finished for unforgiving inspection before they are combined into the mechanism of astounding complexity that gives a Breguet watch its life.

HISTORY OF THE BRAND
The House of Breguet, founded in 1775 by Abraham-Louis Breguet, holds a unique position in the world of watchmaking. Acknowledged as one of the most prolific inventors of his time, having developed the tourbillon, gong spring, pare-chute shock protector, and Breguet balance spring, Abraham-Louis Breguet received recognition for his creativity across a number of Europe’s royal courts. In 1815, King Louis XVIII of France would go on to appoint him Chronometer-maker to the Royal Navy. The House of Breguet showed an early interest in watches designed for aviation, highlighting how watchmaking should contribute to progress in air navigation just as it had done so for marine navigation. The most important chapter in the history of the Breguet pilot watch began in the early 1950s with the Type XX model.

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