Breguet’s new Type XXI 3815 chronograph is a modern take on an iconic aviation timepiece.
The story of watchmaker Breguet is deeply intertwined with that of French aviation – it made a name for itself in the 1950s with the launch of the legendary Type XX Chronograph which was created specially for the French Armed Forces.
Today, Breguet adds to its remarkable collection with a new, decidedly sporty and modern model, the Type XXI 3815 chronograph.
This classic nod to the original Type XX aviation chronograph is a limited-edition model featuring a 42mm titanium case and is powered by a mechanical self-winding movement. It comes equipped with a flyback function, incorporating the latest technologies implemented by the House of Breguet, such as the silicon escapement and balance spring.
The deep-black dial with a sunburst finish features a display with only two counters, with a 24-hour indicator and small seconds, placed at 3 and 9 o’clock, respectively, and comes dressed in bright green or orange lumed markers.
Featuring a calfskin-leather strap with stitching that echoes the color of the markers and hands on the dial, rounded off with a new triple folding buckle for comfort and security on the wrist, the Type XXI 3815 chronograph is produced in a limited edition of 250 pieces per color.
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