Introducing the Breguet Type XXI 3817
The history of Breguet is intrinsically linked to that of aviation. We know all about the fabulous timekeeping inventions by Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747-1823) but his great-great grandson, Louis Charles Breguet (1880-1955), also made a huge contribution to technological advances in both the watch (by designing the first Type XX watches for pilots) and aeronautics sectors (he designed gyroplanes, hydroplanes and bombardiers in the early 20th century).
This age-old bond is now epitomised by the Type XXI 3817 whose slate dial features the design signatures of the time with large luminescent Arabic hour numerals beneath chunky hands.
The 42mm steel case houses a self-winding calibre by Breguet that fuels the time functions, flyback chronograph, date, day/night indicator and 48-hour power reserve.
Price: 13,500 CHF breguet.com
By Sharmila Bertin