ART AND MATTER
This sturdy chronograph, which takes its inspiration from aviator watches, has become lighter in this series providing unrivaled comfort for any occasion. Its cutting-edge mechanism is still a point of reference.
Launched by Breguet in 2011, the Type XXI Titanium is part of the Type XX collection created in the middle of the 20th century for the French naval air army. Although the qualities of this series are clear to see, this chronograph stands out for its minute counter measured using a central hand. With the ability to measure short and long periods of time, it does so using the second hand and 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock. For speed while using the stopwatch, the watch has a flyback function. Simply pressing the pusher at 4 o’clock instantly resets the counters to zero. Without this device, three steps would be necessary to operate the reset. In addition to the time information, luminescent hands and index markers, this model has a day/night indicator at 3 o’clock, a small seconds dial at 9 o’clock and a date located in a window at 6 o’clock. This easy-to-read layout, positioned on a black dial, is crowned with a black bidirectional rotating lacquered titanium bezel decorated with raised numerals.
Within the 42 mm titanium case, water resistant to 100m, is the 584 Q caliber. This self-winding movement provides a power reserve of around 45 hours.
The Type XXI Titanium comes with a stylish calf leather strap. The manufacture is also offering a strap made from the same material as the case to reinforce the sporty look of this edition.
Price: 12,500 EUR breguet.com
By Dan Diaconu