Sunday, September 19, 2010

Breguet Type XX reference 3803

Now this watch I really like. In conjunction with the the French Aeronavale celebrating its 100th Anniversary, Breguet will be producing a limited edition Type XX chronograph to commemorate the event. The watch, reference 3803, will be a limited edition run of only 1,000 pieces. The watch will be available from November. It has been some time since Breguet issued a special edition watch (I stand corrected on this).

A bit of history. The Type XX was first produced for the French Naval Airforce back in 1960. Actually the order was made in 1958 (500 pieces), but Breguet only delivered in 1960. The requirements was a watch that easy to read, with flyback chronograph function. And the rest is history.

Basic specifications:

Reference: 3803ST/92/3W6
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, flyback function
Case: stainless steel, 39 mm diameter
Movement: Breguet calibre 581, automatic
Crystal: sapphire
Water resistant: 10 ATM
Price: USD 9,200

I have to say that the watch is very nice to look at. It has a very easy to read dial and I just love the luminous Arabic hour markers. The unique aspect of the watch is the bezel. It is a black-lacquered rotating (bidirectional) bezel with the raised numerals. The case back will be engraved with the official Naval Aviation Centenary emblem. I like the Type XXI, but with this watch, the choice gets more difficult (if I can afford them). 

The watch.


The beautiful case back. 


Photographs: Breguet

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  2. Hi luis969,

    Welcome to the blog. Apologies but I have to remove your comments as we do not support replica watches.

    Best regards,

    Ivan

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