Recently, Marc A. Hayek, President and CEO of Breguet, will attend the 6th Only Watch Charity jointly organized by the Monaco Muscular Dystrophy Prevention Association and the Monaco Yacht Show. The auction continues to provide firm support for this biennial event. For this sale, Breguet has launched a unique and exquisite timepiece-the first special Type XXI chronograph made of platinum for the first time. The proceeds of the auction will be used for Duchenne muscular dystrophy research. The auction will be held in Geneva on Saturday, November 7th, when Prince Albert II of Monaco will be present at the auction site.
On the basis of the first chronograph watch made in 1935, Breguet developed the first Type XX chronograph for the French military and supplied it to the French Air Force and the Navy from 1954 to the 1970s. Type XX, as a flight chronograph designated by the French Air Force, quickly became the watch most favored by pilots at that time. Driven by this boom, Breguet also developed a modern civilian chronograph a few years later.
The Type XXI 3813 created for Only Watch this time not only represents Breguet’s current high standard in the field of mechanical watches, but also continues the retro style of this series of watches. This watch has a flyback function specially equipped for the first Type XX chronograph in the 1950s. This is a must-have feature in the aviation industry. With just one push on this watch, the timer can be reset and reset instantly. Another unique feature of this unique watch is that the central minute timer ensures instant readability. A date window and a 12-hour timer at 6 o’clock also complete the timing function. In addition to the main functions, this Type XXI chronograph is also equipped with a day and night display function and a small seconds dial.
This watch is equipped with a 584Q / 1 self-winding movement, and for the first time has a platinum case with a two-way rotating bezel. With a diameter of 42 mm, this watch is known for its reliability and stability, and is highly sought after for its accurate timekeeping, which is accurate every minute. This watch exclusively for Only Watch uses a matte-gray dial with distinctive Arabic numerals. The white transfer case is coated with Superluminova luminescent paint, which shines against the dial with the fluorescent hands and time markers.
The sophisticated and sporty Type XXI 3813 platinum chronograph truly inherits the glorious tradition of the series, achieving the perfect fusion of superb craftsmanship and vivid retro style. The watch comes with an aged calfskin strap, an exclusive display case, and a ‘unique piece’ certificate.
Breguet TYPE XXI 3813 chronograph
Number: 3813PT / G2 / 3ZU
The round case is made of platinum and the outer edges are carved with coins. Round lugs. Rotate the bezel in both directions. Screw-down crown. 42 mm in diameter. Water-resistant to 10 bar (100 m).
The dial is matte-stone grey and is engraved with a hidden Breguet signature. Fluorescent hands and hour markers. The graduated ring uses fluorescent Arabic numerals. The day and night display is located at 3 o’clock. The 12-hour timer and date window are located at 6 o’clock. Small seconds at 9 o’clock. A central chronograph minute hand.
Self-winding chronograph movement with flyback function, engraved with independent number and Breguet lettering. Caliber 584Q / 1. 13 ¾ legal minutes. 25 gems. Power reserve time is 45 hours. Ring balance. Linear lever escapement. With flat hairspring. The vibration frequency is 4 Hz. 6 party adjustment.
Strap made of aged calfskin.