The House of Breguet, created in 1775 by its eponymous founder, has been synonymous with prestige and innovation since its inception. After two new models last year, for the start of the summer season it is offering a re-edition of one of its emblematic creations: the Type XX.
It took four years to develop the new generation of the iconic Type XX, with two new versions: one with a military look (Type 20), the other inspired by civilian models (Type XX). The Maison has thus given its timepieces a new lease of life, with an emphasis on the contemporary and technological.
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Breguet, in the air and on the ground
For almost 70 years, the Type XX collection has accompanied the history of aviation. The story began in 1950, when Breguet, already a specialist in the manufacture of aviation products, heard that the French Air Force was looking to equip its pilots with a timepiece with specific features.
Two years later, the first prototypes of the Type XX model saw the light of day and were supplied to the air force, then to the navy. The timepiece’s reputation soon spread beyond military circles to the world of civil aviation and watchmaking enthusiasts.
Since then, it has been constantly reinvented and adorned with new advances and designs, winning over many people over the years. New materials, new colors for dials and bracelets, new functionalities, but also new adepts, such as women, renew the adventure. Long considered a masculine model, the Type XX is getting a facelift and becoming more feminine.
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