Breguet, one of the original aerospace watch brands and one of the coolest manufacturers on the planet, has announced the availability of the Type XXI 3817, a new flyback chrono with slate-grey dial and a beautifully finished case.
This Basel novelty is designed as an homage to the beautiful Breguet chronos of our aeronautical past. This monster will sell for $13,900. You can see a few more shots here or read what Breguet has to say below. Either way, I want you to know that I want this piece really badly.
￼Today, Breguet is enriching this historical collection with a new model, the Type XXI 3817 chronograph. Its vintage look reflects the history and origins of the Type XX line, while its technical characteristics place it firmly in the 21st century. Fitted with a calfskin strap, the Type XXI 3817 chronograph features a retro- style slate grey dial framed by a smoothly proportioned steel case. The latter has a finely fluted caseband and is water-resistant to 100 metres thanks to its screw- locked crown. The mechanical self-winding movement driving this timepiece is endowed with the flyback function characterising Type XX chronographs since 1954. It has been significantly readjusted and endowed with additional technical advantages made possible by the incorporation of silicon components. The chronograph minutes counter is located in the centre, along with its seconds counterpart. The functions of the Type XXI 3817 model also include a 12-hour counter and a date display at 6 o’clock. A day/night indicator and small seconds, respectively positioned at 3 and 9 o’clock, contribute to making this model a must-have in its category. Devotees of watchmaking mechanisms will be able to admire every last detail of its movement through a sapphire crystal caseback, a first in the history of the Type XX collection.