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Breguet soars new heights with latest aviation-inspired chronograph

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Often associated with the world of aviation due to family pioneering achievements, Breguet has completed the Type XX collection with a new sporty, modern model.

The Type XXI 3815 chronograph is a limited edition version which the brand says marks a new page in the history of the brand and becomes a contemporary counterpart of the previous edition launched in 2016.

The new model, as opposed to the vintage look from five years ago, thus opts for a 42mm case made of titanium, a material known for its resistance and lightness on the wrist.

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Associated with sport, the new edition offers water resistance to 100 meters, a screw-down crown and a finish alternating polished and satin-brushed surfaces. The bidirectional bezel, also made in titanium, is fitted with a contrasting black lacquered 60-minute scale, reinforcing the contemporary aspect.

The evolution continues with a deep black dial with a sunray finish and a choice of green or orange numerals, indexes and hands, all largely luminescent while the new dial also opts for a display with only two counters, with a 24-hour indicator and a small second, placed respectively at 3 and 9 o’clock.

The chronograph minutes totalizer is positioned in the center, like that of the seconds and a new precision timer and a date at 6 o’clock complete this modern display.

Powered by the self-winding mechanical movement, it is equipped with the “flyback” function and also benefits from the latest technologies implemented by Maison Breguet, such as the escapement and the silicon balance-spring. The sapphire crystal case-back reveals the movement, as well as a gold oscillating weight with treatment specific to this edition.

Presented on a calfskin strap, the Type XXI 3815 chronograph is produced at 250 pieces per colour.

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