The first Aeronavale timepieces were born in 1960. They were created on special order of the French Naval Airforce called the Aeronavale. Breguet watchmakers were commissioned to create flight watches that would offer perfect readability and the flyback chronograph function. Since then, all Breguet Type XX timepieces are provided with the flyback chronograph. The initial model featured a special engraving on the case back – 'Breguet Marine Nationale Aeronautique Navale'. It is interesting to mention that the Breguet watches had accompanied the pilots till the beginning of the 1980s. Nowadays, they are extremely popular among collectors.
The latest Aeronavale watch pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the first model and the 100th anniversary of the French Aeronavale as a military branch. It will be delivered in a limited number of 1000 pieces.
The classy matt black dial boasts supreme readability. It is completed with luminous hands and numerals.
Reflecting the tradition of the Type XX line, the Breguet Type XX Aeronavale 2010 watch boasts a fine mixture of a retro and modern look. The case of the watch is sculptured in finely polished steel and measures 39mm in diameter. It catches the glance by its fluted edge and rounded lugs. The black lacquered bidirectional rotating bezel demonstrates raised relief numerals.
The heart of the new Breguet watch is the manufacture’s Caliber 581 automatic flyback chronograph movement. The 25-jewel movement gives an advantage of a 48- hour power reserve.
The Breguet Type XX Aeronavale 2010 watch is presented on a hand-sewn calfskin leather strap. It is expected to be available for the price of 9,200 US dollars.