Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 12, 2019

LOT 263

BREGUET, TYPE XX, MARINE NATIONALE AERONAUTIQUE

A fine, very rare, manual wind, stainless steel, pilot’s chronograph wristwatch made for the French military

Brand Breguet

Model Type XX

Year Circa 1958

Calibre  Valjoux 22

Case No. 168/ 4239

Dimensions 38 mm

Accessories Hang tag and Breguet case opener

CHF 15,000 - 20,000

HKD 120,000 - 160,000 / USD 15,000 - 20,000

Sold: CHF 28,750


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-8-01-05

Very good

Slightly scratched

HANDS Original

HANDS Luminous material reapplied


Notes

Known as a flyback chronograph, the Type XX was built specifically for the use of pilots with the function of re-setting and re-starting immediately by simply pressing one button. Ordered by the French military in approximately 2000 pieces, the most famous examples being delivered to the centre d’essai en vol (CEV), l’armée de l’air (French air force) and Marine Nationale Aeronautique (French Marine).