2016 Baselworld Breguet Type Xxi 3817

If there is another field that can make the Breguet family famous in addition to the watchmaking field, there is no doubt that it is the aviation industry. This prestige was attributed to Louis Charles Breguet, the fifth generation of Abraham-Louis Breguet. Adhering to the innovative spirit of Master Baodi, he has made great achievements in the aviation field that his ancestors have never been involved in. He developed the helicopter’s pioneer rotorcraft, and with rich experience and innovative ideas, designed the Breguet XIV aircraft in 1916.

    From 1917 to 1926, about 8,000 legendary aircraft of this type were purchased in about 15 countries. He later introduced other models such as the Breguet 19 and Breguet Deux-Ponts (double decks). In support of the inventions and innovations of Louis Charles Breguet and the airline he founded, Breguet Watches has developed a chronograph mechanism for the cockpit instrument cluster and started producing pilot watches. In 1935, Breguet launched its first chronograph watch. About 20 years later, Breguet developed Type XX models for the French military. Until the early 1980s, the French National Air Force and Navy were still equipped with this prestigious chronograph.
    Today, Breguet has launched a new model, the Type XXI 3817 chronograph, adding to this classic collection. The new watch has a retro temperament, demonstrating the long-term connotation of the Type XX series; at the same time, it integrates superb and advanced watchmaking technology to reveal the 21st century modern style. The Type XXI 3817 chronograph features a retro-inspired rock gray dial, a smooth steel case, and a calfskin strap. The outer edge of the case is decorated with delicate coin patterns, and the screw-down crown makes it waterproof to a depth of 100 meters. Equipped with a mechanical self-winding movement, it has a flyback chronograph function specially equipped for Type XX chronographs since 1954. The application of silicon components adds more technical connotation to this new timepiece. The central position of the dial is equipped with a minute timer and a second timer, a 12-hour timer at 6 o’clock and a date window function, and a day and night display and a small second hand at 3 and 9 o’clock, respectively, making this timepiece A must-have for similar products. Watch enthusiasts can also see the exquisite details of the movement through the sapphire crystal caseback. This is the first time the Type XX series has introduced this design.

Breguet TYPE XXI 3817
Watch description
Number: 3817ST / X2 / 3ZU

Steel case with coin pattern on the outer edge of the case. Sapphire crystal case back. 42 mm in diameter. Rotate the bezel in both directions. Round lugs. Screw-down crown. Water-resistant to 10 Pa (100 meters).
Rock grey dial with Breguet invisible signature. Scale ring with Arabic numerals with fluorescent dots. Day and night display at 3 o’clock, 12-hour timer and date window at 6 o’clock, small seconds at 9 o’clock, and minute timer at the center. Equipped with fluorescent pointer and dot scale.
Self-winding chronograph movement with ‘flyback’ function. Engraved number and Breguet stealth signature. Caliber 584Q / 2. 131/2 legal minutes. 26 gems. 48-hour power reserve. Reverse Swiss linear lever escapement with silicon pallet. Silicon hairspring. The vibration frequency is 4 Hz. 6 party adjustment.
The strap is made of calfskin.
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