Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, May 10, 2020

LOT 323

MATHEY TISSOT Type XX steel

Rare and fine stainless steel round case, black dial, manual winding chronograph wristwatch.

Brand Mathey-Tissot, Switzerland

Model Type XX

Year Circa 1960

Case No. 266799

Material Stainless steel

Bracelet Leather

Diameter 38mm

Caliber Valjoux 222

Signature Case, dial

HKD 86,000 - 130,000

USD 11,000 - 16,500 / EUR 10,000 - 15,000 / CHF 11,000 - 16,500

Sold: HKD 125,000


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-05

Very good

HANDS Luminous material reapplied


Notes

Founded in 1886 by Edmond Mathey-Tissot in the village of Les Ponts-de-Martel, the manufacture is known for having supplied the US Army during World War I and II. For instance, the General Pershing used to offer a Mathey Tissot to award the members of his own staff. When Breguet, in 1954, after successfully fulfilling the French Ministry of Defence's requests, started to produce the Type XX « Flyback » for the French naval air army, Mathey Tissot was the subcontractor who manufactured and assembled these pilot’s chronographs. That is the reason why there are so much resemblance between the two « Type XX »: 38 mm round case, black dial two registers with luminescent hands and numerals, manual winding flyback movement. Rarer than the Breguet Type XX, this lot is not only a milestone in the watchmaking industry, but it also represents part of the modern military history.