Founded in 1775, Breguet is a watchmaker renowned for its extensive heritage of fine craftsmanship, thoughtful innovation, and mechanical precision. The distinguished Swiss manufacturer has been at the forefront of horological excellence for centuries, and its timepieces have graced the wrists of legendary aviators, military personnel, and discerning collectors, alike. At WatchTime New York 2023, Breguet is set to expand upon this legacy, presenting its latest addition to the iconic Type XX collection— a series that has captured the imagination of aviation enthusiasts for nearly seven decades.
The Breguet Type XX holds a place of paramount importance in the world of horology and aviation. This iconic timepiece, with its roots dating back to the 1950s, has not only been a trusted companion to pilots and military personnel but also a symbol of precision and durability. Its enduring legacy as a robust chronograph designed for aviation purposes has made it a coveted collector’s item. With its latest iteration, Breguet continues to pay homage to its rich heritage while incorporating modern innovations, ensuring that the Type XX remains a symbol of precision, functionality, and timeless elegance in the world of aviation watches.
The new Breguet Type XX continues the legacy of the collection with its robustness and precision. Featuring a 42mm steel case with a thickness of 14.1 mm, it’s designed to withstand the rigors of aviation and daily wear, maintaining a water resistance of 100m. The non-engraved fluted bidirectional bezel pays homage to its military heritage, and the crown with its distinctive pear shape is adjustable in three positions for ease of use.
The new Type XX boasts a black dial that combines modernity with the classic Type 20 identity. Arabic numerals and a triangle on the bezel feature luminescent mint green accents, ensuring excellent legibility in various lighting conditions. The dial houses a 30-minute totalizer at 3 o’clock, a 60-second totalizer at 9 o’clock, and a discreet date window between 4 and 5 o’clock.
Under the hood, the watch is powered by the self-winding Calibre 728 for the civilian version and Calibre 7281 for the military edition. These movements are a testament to Breguet’s commitment to precision and innovation. They feature a column wheel, vertical clutch, and operate at a frequency of 5 Hz (36,000 vph). Notably, the balance-spring, escape-wheel, and pallet-lever horns are crafted from silicon, providing resistance to corrosion and magnetic fields while improving accuracy. With a 60-hour power reserve and a “flyback” function, these movements are designed for pilots who demand precision and reliability.
The Breguet Type XX Chronograph 2057ST/92/3WU (civilian version) and the Type XX Chronograph 2067ST/92/3WU (military version) come with a set of two interchangeable straps, one in calfskin leather and the other in NATO fabric. Both editions have their pricing marked at $18,000. Don’t miss the chance to explore these modern icons of aviation horology at WatchTime New York 2023.
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