XX…XXI….and now XXII
The best new release from Breguet this year…the Breguet Type XXII Flyback. Aside from its obvious visual appeal, the watch is interesting in a couple ways. First, its chronograph seconds hand that makes a complete rotation in 30 seconds, not the usual 60 on most watches. What this means, logically, is that it takes two full sweeps of the seconds hand (the red hand, below) to time one minute – and to tell the wearer how far along in each minute they are (i.e. the first or the second 30 seconds!) there is a small indicator near 12 o’clock.
The Breguet Type XXII chronograph also features a flyback function, allowing the totaliser to be returned to zero and instantly restarted in one and the same push of the button. Furthermore, the dial includes a second time-zone indicator along with an aperture for a date calendar.
This watch will be a hit, no doubt about it. Price? about $18,000.