Breguet TYPE XX 1950'S

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Breguet TYPE XX 1950'S

Post by koimaster » March 22nd 2021, 10:49pm

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If you are a luxury watch enthusiast, enjoy military history, or simply love Breguet, than the Type XX is for you! Orginally Type XX (20) was designed for the French Ministry of Defense as a pilot’s wristwatch. This Breguet timepiece was directly inspired by the German pilot’s chronographs produced by Hanhart of Tutima which have been captured by the allies after World War II. In 1945, the French army occupied a territory known as the Black Forest where Hanhart factory was located. Breguet used many of the Hanhart manufactured parts to outfit their Type XX chronograph.

So, why is this Breguet watch so incredibly important to the horological history? Simple. This timepiece is seen as a connection between Breguet the watchmaker and Breguet the engineer and plane manufacturer. The Breguet family had a hand in two businesses at once and for a short period of time in the 1940’s the two sides overlapped. The civilian version of Type XX chronograph was a point of connection between two very distinct sides of the Breguet family business.

Although Breguet still produces the Type XX, the vintage 1940-1960’s watches are the most valuable. The 20 year production span of Type XX is marked by a number of manufacturers contributing to the internal mechanisms and overall look and design. The 20 years of production shaped all future Breguet Type XX timepieces to come and gave a distinct look and feel to this pilot’s chronograph.

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Re: Breguet TYPE XX 1950'S

Post by 3Flushes » March 23rd 2021, 9:16am

Good read.

Cool how the French military engraved the watches servicing dates on the case back, now a determining factor as to their authenticity. As near as I can tell, at auction, the real deal can fetch $35,000 and up.
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