In the early fifties, the French Ministry of Defense drew up specifications with a view to purchasing chronograph wristwatches for its Air Force, to be known as Type 20. Drawing on its experience in this area, Breguet expressed its interest and designed a model that was quickly approved by the authorities.
The year was 1954 and the legend of the Type 20 had just begun. The Type 20 was introduced as a pilot watch equipped with a flyback chronograph, the emblematic function of this watch. The flyback function allows for the chronograph function to be reset to zero by simply pressing the lower pushbutton, simplifying the pilot or team members' operations and offering the possibility of recording several consecutive times.
The Type 20 Only Watch 2019 features the Valjoux 235 movement, which is derived directly from the Valjoux 222 used in the fifties.