With less than 24 hours until 2020, Breguet’s appearance at this year’s charity auction was an eye-opener.
The Breguet Type XX Only Watch 2020 is, I think we can all agree, a handsome timepiece, and that’s largely because the pièce unique is a faithful re-creation that aims to pay homage to a very early variant of the original Type XX.
Thus, aesthetics provides a glamorous 1950s look, just as any homage to the work done today, and you get the glamour of the old world with the practicality of the new, or in other words, the best of both worlds.
The bronze dial of this Type XX is particularly arresting, and features faux-patina lumed Arabic numerals and hands, chapter ring and two simple sub-dials located at three and nine o’clock that display a 30-minute counter and running seconds, respectively.
Another standout is the stainless steel case, which, true to the original Type XX, measures in at a very reasonable 38.3mm and 13.9mm thick. With polished and brushed accents, the case is also decorated with a simple two-way rotating bezel, and a solid case back engraved with the following text: “Breguet Type 20 Only Watch 2020 Pièce Unique”.
Housed inside the svelte case is the prolific Valjoux Calibre 235, a manually wound movement that is actually a direct descendant of the original Valjoux Calibre 222, which was used in the 1950s variants of the Type XX.
The Valjoux 235 hosts a great many technical benefits that include a flyback chronograph complication with column wheel, in-line Swiss lever escapement, 17 jewels, 45 hours of power reserve and an operating frequency of 21,600 (3Hz) vibrations per hour.
Capping off the powerful vintage vibes, the Breguet Type XX Only Watch 2020 is paired with a charming chocolate brown calfskin leather band with contrasting cream stitching.
It’s a very beautiful watch, no two ways about it; however, before you start figuring out exactly how you can register to get bidding on this wonderful replica watch, we should probably mention that the estimate for the Breguet Type XX Only Watch 2020 is set at a very cheap price. However, if you have the means, I think this is one of the best films of the year, and all your sponge films will go to a great cause.