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Breguet
TYPE XX A STAINLESS STEEL FLY-BACK MILITARY ISSUED CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, CIRCA 1955
Dial: black
Calibre: manual winding
Case: stainless steel, screw-down case back, multiple engravings
Case number:  8082
Closure: brown unsigned calf strap and stainless steel buckle 
Size: 38  mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
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Catalogue Note

The French Ministry of Defense used the project code Type XX when designing a watch with military specifications. It was around the mid 1950’s that the French Ministry presented these specifications to various watch manufactures. Perhaps one of these most important features was the watch had to be fitted with a fly back chronograph.

The case back of the present watch is engraved with Breguet, Type 20, 5101/54 and then further engraved with FG which stands for “Fin de Garantie”: end of guarantee in French and a date. These engravings applied by a watchmaker indicated when the watch had to be serviced next. The case of the present watch has various dates up until 9.1.81.

This Military chronograph Type XX is further retained in very attractive and original condition.

Important Watches

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