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Breguet
A STAINLESS STEEL FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTER NO 5127 TYPE XX CIRCA 1960
• cal. 222 manual winding jewelled movement • black dial, luminescent Arabic numerals, subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 15-minute register • stainless steel case, bi-directional rotating bezel calibrated for 12 hours, screw down back • case numbered, dial and movement signed 
diameter 38.5 mm
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Accompanied by a Certificate of Origin confirming date of sale on the 9th of February, 1961. 

Catalogue Note

Breguet started producing the 'Type XX' around 1954 and the model became the company's most sought after post-war aviator's wristwatch. The reference has a special flyback feature, so-called by the French Air Forces 'retour en vol', which enabled pilots to quickly reset and instantaneously restart the chronograph by means of one pusher.

There are three generations of the 'Type XX', the first of which was introduced in the 1950s and of which the present lot is an example; the second was introduced in the 1970s; the third version is currently available on the contemporary market and is known as 'Type XX Aeronaval.'

A special feature of this particular watch is that it is the version with a 15-minute chronograph subsidiary dial, instead of the usual 30-minute counter found on the more common Air Force models.

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