Breguet - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024 Hong Kong Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Breguet
    Year: Circa 1995
    Reference No: 3800
    Case No: 26’805
    Model Name: Type XX Aéronavale
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 582, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Breguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Breguet fitted presentation box, outer packaging and additional unsigned strap.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - The Breguet Type XX collection pays tribute to the original "Type 20" from the 1950s, which was renowned for its durability as a chronograph used by pilots. The design of the Type XX features slender lugs seamlessly integrated into the case, with a distinctive coined caseband slightly set in from the caseback, instantly recognizable as Breguet's signature style.

    - The dial of the Type XX adheres to the traditional white-on-black color scheme commonly found in pilot's watches, with highly legible Arabic numerals and uniformly aged lumes that exude an attractive hue. Unlike its sister reference, the "Transatlantique" model, the current "Aéronavale" variant pays closer homage to the original Type 20 by omitting the date function, resulting in a cleaner aesthetic.

    - Among the reference 3800 watches, the earliest production series boasts a water resistance of 200 meters, a rare unidirectional bezel, and a crown adorned with a solid gold cap, all of which are featured in this timepiece.

    - Powering the watch is the Lemania based Breguet calibre 582, an automatic flyback chronograph movement that offers a 48-hour power reserve. This particular timepiece presents a remarkable opportunity to own a piece of Breguet's military history, showcasing a classic design from the 1950s that should not be overlooked.

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1775

    Established in 1775 by Abraham Louis Breguet, widely considered the greatest watchmaker of all time, the storied brand continues to thrive in the modern era, creating exceptional high-end watches as the Swatch Group's premier prestige brand. Some of the most important and lasting inventions in watchmaking are attributed to Abraham Louis Breguet, including the tourbillon, shock resistance and the use of hammers and gongs employed in nearly all minute repeating watches made since.

    Eighteenth and nineteenth century Breguet pocketwatches are especially sought-after by collectors, and many of them were made for the elite of European society, including Napoléon and Marie Antoinette. Key wristwatches from the twentieth century include oversized dress watches, two-register chronographs, triple calendars and Type XX aviator's chronographs made for the French military and civilians.

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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 3800
An early, rare and attractive stainless steel flyback chronograph wristwatch with presentation box

Circa 1995
39mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$24,000 - 40,000 

Sold for HK$40,640

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024

19 - 26 March 2024