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Feature article: Breguet, the Type 20 and the world of aviation

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The name Breguet immediately evokes the highest achievements in the field of fine watchmaking. The brand is instantaneously associated to purely elegant watches equipped with tourbillon, minutes repetition and other sophisticated complications.

But Breguet has a strong tradition also in the production of instrument watches and a unique tie with the world of aviation.

In fact, Louis Charles Breguet (1880 – 1955), great-great-grandson of legendary founder Abraham-Louis, was one of the early aviation pioneers.

Louis Charles Breguet - Courtesy from the book "Les 100 premiers aviateurs brevetés au monde et la naissance de l'aviation" by Émile J. Lassalle


The Breguet Type 20 - later named Type XX - is a clear example of the special relationship between Breguet and the aviation.


This sporty model is certainly one of the most popular pilot watches produced in the post-World War II years.

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