Breguet Type XXII 3880 Rose Gold for Baselworld 2013

Within the nineteen fifties, in france they navy was looking for very accurate watches. Breguet was pleased to comply and designed the XX watch. Using its simple styling and obvious, readable amounts, it had been ideal for very busy naval officer.

Today, Breguet luxury watches will still be probably the most popular watches offered. Their amazing craftsmanship is observed in every watch within the XX, XXI and XXII series. The truth from the French navy is definitely readily available for the general public.

Last year, Breguet Type XXII 3880 was introduced at Baselworld captured. With this watch, for that second consecutive year, Breguet was granted the Public’s Prize through the Swiss publication “Montres Passion”. Among 41 pieces posted for voting, the Chronograph Type XXII in rose gold using its sporty styling and ingenious features become the champion from the prize acquiring the finest quantity of votes.


The watches Type XXII follows on in the Type XX collection. As possible with confidence expect from the Breguet, everything lower towards the last finite detail continues to be taken into consideration and thoroughly performed in the superbly crafted and extremely finished 44mm casing enhanced with particulars like a fluted caseband and rounded lugs, towards the bi-directional one hour scale bezel and also the screw locked crown making certain water proofing to 100 metres.

The wealthy brown dial from the watch offers an excellent contrast towards the warm rose gold and applied rose gold arabic numbers. Breguet was among the pioneers of flyback technology, developed particularly for that aviation industry, and also the Type XXII chronograph is really a flyback with 10 Hz frequency in a position to record occasions lower to at least oneOrtenth of the second precision.


Normally, exhibiting such a small fraction of time and keep it legible isn’t any easy task. To beat this Breguet devised an imaginative solution. The central chronograph sweeps easily recording just thirty seconds rather than the typical a minute, permitting for 1/tenth of the second to become displayed clearly. Alternating red-colored and whitened dashes inside the chronograph minutes display indicate if the seconds hand is within its first (red industries) or second (whitened industries) 30 second revolution.

The timepiece is operated by the in-house 27 jewel self winding Cal. 589F flyback chronograph movement having a 40 hour power reserve. This movement runs in an ultra fast frequency of 10 Hz that is 72,000 oscillations each hour. A typical movement will run at 28,800 vph. The Zenith El Primero and Grand Seiko High-Beat run at 5 Hz or 36,000 vph. The Breguet Type XXII runs at two times the rate of those so known as high frequency movements. The deterioration produced by such high speeds is paid out for having a silicon escapement and silicon balance spring.

Being an invaluable help to pilots the 3880 includes a dual time indicator that is continue reading the sub dial at 6 o’clock having a standard 12 hour format. The sub dial at 3 o’clock shows the second time zone on the 24 hour format to point whether it’s day or evening. This allows the individual to see time inside a second time zone, or, out of the box frequently helpful for lengthy distance pilots, to own time in your own home while flying.


Altering the hour hand around the watch is simple. Simply pull the crown towards the second position and also the hour hand will jump forward or backward in a single hour batches. The movement allows time for you to be stored precisely although this adjustment is carried out to ensure that a brand new time zone could be modified to in only seconds. The date is proven within the 6 o’clock sub dial.

This Type XXII watch occurs a strap of brown leather with red-colored and whitened contrast stitching made to exactly match the markers around the dial. As for the price, $35,500 may appear like a great deal to request.

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