The work of Abraham Louis Breguet design currently dominating the current Breguet’s line up collection, meanwhile the Breguet Type XX, Type XXI, and Type XXII aviation-style watches are inspired by 20th century Breguet timepieces which were made long after Abraham-Louis’ death in the early 19th century.
The great-great-grandson of the founder named Louis Charles Breguet was the one who in charge of developing the aviation-style watch back in the early-mid 20th century.
Breguet Type XXI 3817 is the Breguet’s finest aviation-style timepieces because it’s coming with a lot of cosmetic update from the existing collection. Wrap in 42 mm case in steel with a delicately fluted caseband, sapphire-crystal caseback, bidirectional rotating bezel, and rounded lugs, this watch is simply perfect from the look.
Not just the look, another best part of this Breguet Type XXI 3817 is in the movement. The update from existing Breguet Type XXI watches is the newest version of the calibre 584Q that includes inverted in-line Swiss Lever silicon escapement, operates at 28,800bph, and a power reserve of 48 hours.
The chronograph coming with day/night indicator at 3 o’clock, 12-hour totalizer, date at 6 o’clock, small seconds at 9 o’clock, and also self-winding chronograph movement that features “flyback” function which helps you to use the reset function without the need to first stop the chronograph. The movement in function and performance is really nice, and easily a highlight for owning this or other Breguet Type XXI watches.
This watch has everything for a vintage watch lover; grey dial, 20th century chronograph inspired, vintage-looking oily calfskin strap, and automatic flyback chronograph movement. Couldn’t ask for more.