Breguet - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Breguet
    Year: Circa 2012
    Reference No: 3880ST/H2/3XV
    Case No: 91'117
    Model Name: Type XXII, Retour en Vol 10 Hz
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 589 F, 28 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Breguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Breguet Certificate of Origin and Warranty dated November 2012 and signed by retailer Behbehani Luxury, instruction manual, product literature, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Breguet XX was first commissioned by the French Army in 1954 as a tool watch used for navigational purposes, however today it has transcended in to the civilian realm with a vintage vibe collectors seek. The watch has a mid-20th century aesthetic that is as modern today as it was 65 years ago. It is because of this appeal that Breguet still manufactures the Type XX, however like the present timepiece with a more advanced complicated movement. The reference 3880, also known as, the Type XXII is at the apex of 21st technology with a high frequency 10Hz chronograph.

    Released in 2011, Breguet created a chronograph capable of 72,000 VPH for achieving higher accuracy and greater resolution. The central chronograph hand rotates at 30 seconds per full dial pass, allowing for 1/10 of a second readings along with a red diamond tipped half minute totalizer. The movement has a silicon escapement and flat balance spring and a visual inspection of the escape wheel through a peep hole in the case back confirms the high frequency speed.

    The 44mm diameter enhances the sporty motif of the dial, which is dark brown with white and red accents. The hour markers are white and red as well and give the dial a three dimensional feels. The present watch is in like new condition and is a very modern updated of a true classic.

  • 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. 3880ST/H2/3XV
A fine and attractive stainless steel flyback 10Hz chronograph wristwatch with date, Day/Night indication and dual-time zone, with certificate of origin and fitted presentation box.

Circa 2012
44mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$39,000 - 62,000 

Sold for HK$68,750

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019