Breguet Type XXI – Crafted With Technical Excellence10:20 am
The design of the first Breguet Type XXI was made for the French Navy in 1950’s. With uncompromising looks and a highly precise movement, the watch has stood the test of time and returned to create awe.
Luxury is all about redefining tradition to create something new and spectacular. It’s about setting a standard that the world follows. Few names have been deemed with this glorious title. For a watch connoisseur nothing comes close to defining luxury that the prestigious watch maker Breguet.
Breguet has a special cultural history which is very evident in its designs and technology. A supreme leader in the horological arena, Breguet was founded by A.L. Breguet. It is an indispensible watchmaker with clientele from the field of science, military, finance and so on. Its association with the military dates back to when A.L. Breguet hand crafted the Marine collection for the French Navy. Another popular collection which had similar origins was the TypeXX. The watches have a strong construction and support a flyback chronograph function which provides it the necessary technical elegance.
A History of Tradition
A time keeper crafted with technical excellence, the Breguet Type XXI Transatlantique also features a spectacular design. The model has been inspired by the Type XX collection which was designed specifically for the French Naval Air Arm in the 1950’s. An efficient and reliable machine encased in a contemporary design keeping the current trends in mind, this model resonates’ the brands pursuit of excellence.
Establishing standards of excellence in the world of watch making, this model is a must have for every watch connoisseur. It has a striking black dial housed in a titanium case. The attention to detail on the case is spectacular. Silver toned Arabic numerals and hour hands polished with a luminescent marker engrave the dial. For those specific about accuracy, there is a 60 seconds display counter at 9 o’ clock, a 12 hour display counter at 6 o’ clock and a day/ night indicator at 3 o’ clock. There is even a date display window placed at 6 o’ clock and the inner rim of the dial has minute markers engraved. The graduated turning bezel has a black fill and has been set with a 60 minute scale. The ridges help in refracting light and also make it appear larger in size. The band has been crafted with black leather and the watch has a centre hand which displays elapsed minutes. The time teller has a robust case size diameter of 42 mm and a case thickness of 15.3 mm. It has been powered by a self winding movement and has a power reserve of 45 hours. The watch is fitted with a stainless steel screw down crown and pump chrono pushers. The watch has a perfect price point for those who wish to spend on an age old luxury. It also features a solid case back which does not allow you to view the movement but still has a classic charm to it. Breguet has been known for precision and quality for over centuries. Every product has an unmatched workmanship and the attention to detail is impeccable. For those who value perfection, this remarkable time piece is perfectly apt for them!
By Disha Birdie
Sr. Features Writer, The Watch Guide
A budding writer and watch enthusiast with a passion for discovering Swiss watchmaking know-how.