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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2020

LOT 166

AIRAIN, TYPE XX FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH, STEEL

An attractive, manual wind, stainless steel flyback chronograph wristwatch.

Brand Airain

Model Type XX

Year Circa 1960

Case No. 248736

Caliber 222

Dimensions 38 mm

Signature Dial, case and movement

CHF 1,500 - 2,500

HKD 12,000 - 20,000 / USD 1,500 - 2,500

Sold: CHF 3,000


Grading System
Grade: A

Good

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-01

Good

Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original


Notes

Similar to all the other French delivered chronographs such as the Breguet Type XX or the Mather-Tissot, these watches all had the same characteristics meaning a rotating bezel, a fly-back function and a 38 mm case. Unlike those delivered to military units that have FG markings on the caseback, this example has 3 stars indicating that it was most likely sold in a military surplus but destined for civilian use rather than in action.