The steel chocolate brown chronograph Type XX


Extremely rare and stunning example of steel Breguet Chronograph Type XX, manufactured in 1962.

Breguet’s Type XX was delivered to the pilots of French naval forces beginning in the mid-1950s.
Commissioned by the French Ministry of Defense, they sought a multipurpose chronograph wristwatch with flyback function, which allowed the pilot to quickly reset and restart the chronograph instantaneously to aide in navigation.
The “type” designation was not a specific model name for a particular brand, but rather it was the project code used by the French Ministry of Defense to define the specifications, which were presented to several watch brands including Breguet.
These included a black dial with easily readable Arabic luminous numerals, a 38mm diameter case with screw back for water-resistance, a bi-directional rotating bezel and accuracy to within eight seconds a day.
Breguet’s “Type XX” became the best known of these military chronograph watches.

The present Breguet Type XX is preserved in spectacular condition.
The case-back features bold case number engraving, with beautifully brushed finishing throughout the sides of the case as well.
The “Big Eye” dial configuration features an oversized 15-minute chronograph register. Furthermore, the dial has aged to a lovely shade of mocha and features large luminous Arabic hour markers and its original luminous hands. At half a century old, it is an extremely rare Type XX wristwatch variant due to its rotating metal bezel.
The robust 38mm case with screw-down caseback houses the Valjoux caliber 222 featuring the ultra-desirable flyback function, and protected by the original dust cover.
This complication provided improved accuracy for aviators by no longer requiring the wearer to use the stop function prior to resetting the chronograph.

Accompanied by Breguet’s original Certificate.

Case n.: 51xx
Cal. : Manual, cal. Valjoux 222
Diam. : 38mm
Box & Papers: Breguet original Certificate
Manufactured in: 1962
Provenance: Italian collector

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