Important Watches, Wristwatches and C...

Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 18, 1998

LOT 326

Breguet, No 8094, Type XX, 1950's. Fine waterproof, stainless steel military wristwatch Type XX - 5101/54, with "retour en vol" round button chronograph and register, with stainless steel bezel.

CHF 5,000 - 6,000

Sold: CHF 8,625

C. polished, satined, dedicated screwed back, revolving reeded bezel. D. black with radiumed Arabic numerals + auxiliary dials for the seconds, and the 30 minutes register. "Baton" radiumed hands. M. 14"' rhodium plated, 17 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring. Signed on the dial, numbered on the case. Diam. 38 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 14-35


To be restored

Movement: 2

Very good

Dial: 4-7-51



Partially reprinted


The type XX 5101/54 (signifying the number and year of the contract) was usually made with a large ball-shaped crown, enabling the watch to be rewound by a pilot whilst wearing gloves. However, any advantage gained by making the watch easy to wind, was generally outweighed by the problems of the button catching on clothing under rough conditions, and the majority have been fitted with a more conventional windingcrown.