Abraham-Louis Breguet is, without a doubt, one of the most influential watchmakers to have ever exercised his art. Not only a wise businessman who created what is probably the first “brand” of the watchmaking industry with clear signs of identification – the so-called unmistakable signs – A.L. Breguet is mostly known for being an ultra-prolific … Read more
Breguet presents a faithful re-edition of its renowned pilot’s watch, produced as a one-of-a-kind piece for Only Watch 2021. Following on from the Type 20 military chronograph put up for sale at the 2019 auction, this new model pays tribute to the civilian editions of the Type XX chronograph from the 1950s and 1960s. It meticulously reproduces the visual and mechanical codes of this emblematic Breguet timepiece.Its 38.30mm diameter case us as per the original, as well as atypical curvature of the horns embellished by a lateral bevel along with some generously-sized pushbuttons .Unlike its military versions, this unique piece comes equipped with a straight crown, as seen in the Type XX civilian-use models. The bidirectional steel bezel has been given the same attention to precision on this piece, which comes fitted with a 12-hourscale, along with aluminous triangular marker that is strongly inspired by the first generation of civilian Type XX pieces. This model is also notable for its rather specific dial, the bronze color is a nod to the extremely rare civilian and military models with dials colored in this way that were sold at the time. Following sustained exposure to sunlight or moonlight, black dials may acquire a bronze hue.The Breguet Type XX Only Watch 2021 chronograph features a small-seconds subdial at nine o’clock and a 30-minute totalizer at three o’clock with an increased diameter, luminous markers and the teardrop-shaped hand that differ from the original military versions. This watch offers excellent readability in all conditions, while the shape of the hands leads them to be colloquially referred to as “syringes”. Both the hands and the large Arabic numerals are treated with Super-LumiNova. The Breguet signature is visible at 12o’ clock, as one would expect on a civilian version. The Breguet Type XX Only Watch 2021 comes equipped with a Valjoux 23513-line movement, directly derived from the Valjoux 22214 lines used by Breguet in the 1950s and early 1960s. This hand-wound column wheel chronograph movement has been restored and returned to service by the House of Breguet. In doing so, the Type XX Only Watch 2021 respects the historical functions and proportions of the pieces upon which it is based. Of course, this movement is fitted with the flyback function.As with the original, the Breguet Type XX Only Watch 2021 is fitted with a screwed steel caseback providing water resistance to 30 meters. It also features “Only Watch 2021 Pièce Unique” wording engraved on the case back. This unique model features a calf skin leather strap with a steel pin buckle, and is presented in an airplane wing-shaped case.
Breguet Double Tourbillon Replica Watch celebrates 2021 as the “Year of the Tourbillon”, marking the 220th anniversary of one of the greatest watchmaking complications of all times: the Tourbillon. An exquisite mechanism of unrivaled complexity, the invention lies at the heart of a genuine human adventure that, to this day, contributes extensively to the reputation of … Read more
The most popular and widely used alarm watches, such as the JLC Memovox and the Vulcain Cricket, have all tended to have one thing in common, which is that the alarm is usually designed to be as loud as possible, rather than necessarily pleasant to listen to per se. This seems more than reasonable, and … Read more
Abraham-Louis Breguet was the brains behind countless inventions in the watchmaking world. In addition to the tourbillon and the pare-chute shock protection device, he is also largely attributed as the inventor of the split-seconds chronograph. Breguet created an inking chronograph with his pupil Fatton, then went even further by developing a “chronomètre à doubles secondes, … Read more
The Breguet Marine 5517 has an updated look for 2018. It’s still the water-resistant sport luxury watch that gives Breguet a chance to break out from the conservative rigidity of its more sober guilloché-dialed, pocket-watch-influenced beauties. But now the Marine is now also being offered in a titanium version that collectors will probably be more comfortable treating … Read more
The Breguet Type XX and Type XXI watches are the odd men out in the Breguet lineup. The company’s mainstays are elegant watches in precious metals, often kept as thin as is practical, and of course the signature complication is the tourbillon – Abraham L. Breguet’s most famous brainchild. The Type XX and XXI represent another, more … Read more