The Type XXI watch was inspired by the Type XX chronograph designed by Breguet for the Aéronavale française (the French naval air arm) during the 1950s. Introduced in 2011, the new Type XXI is available for the first time with a grade 2 titanium case with a black lacquered rotating bezel sporting numerals in relief. Find wallpaper and pricing inside.
The Type XXI aesthetic was inspired by that of the former Type XX models from the second generation, developed between 1970 and 1984. The new model’s functions include a date at 6 o’clock, a 24-hour indicator and a small seconds hand. Its case, 42 mm in diameter, is watertight to 100 meters thanks to a screw-locked crown.
Its technical distinctiveness lies in a chronograph minutes counter positioned in the center, like the seconds counter. The self-winding mechanical caliber also has a flyback function, which is specific to aeronautics and allows the chronograph counter to be reset to zero and restarted instantly with a single operation.
The titanium Type XXI will be available on a strap priced at SFr. 12,500 and on a bracelet priced at SFr. 15,000.
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TYPE XX I – TITANIUM VERSION
SPECIFICATIONS OF THE CHRONOGRAPH
Case: round, in titanium, with fluted caseband. Rounded lugs. Black unidirectional rotating bezel in polished titanium with raised numerals. Screw-locked crown. 42mm diameter. Water-resistant to 10 bar (100 meters).
Dial matt black and signed Breguet. Luminescent hands and hour-markers. Chapter ring in Breguet Arabic numerals. Day/night indicator at 3 o’clock. 12-hour totalizer and date at 6 o’clock. Small seconds at 9 o’clock. Central minute totalizer.
Movement: self-winding, chronograph, with “flyback” function. Numbered and signed Breguet. Cal. 584Q/1. 13¾ lignes, 25 jewels. 45-hour power reserve. Swiss straight-line lever escapement. Flat balance-spring. Frequency 4Hz. Adjusted in 5 positions.
The flyback function: pressing the lower button returns the chronograph to zero and restarts it immediately. Without this function, three separate operations would be necessary to achieve the same result.
Strap: in calfskin leather.
Also available with a titanium bracelet (Ref: 3810TI/H2/TZ9)