Friday, February 5, 2010

French Aviators' Watch

Type XX (or 20), the official watch of l'armée de l'air, is far less known than its Luftwaffe or RAF counterparts. But this beautifully shaped chronograph is a predecessor of the prestigious Breguet Aeronavale, also labeled 'Type XX'. By the way, in the 40s Breguet timepieces for the French air force were domestic production - the watchmaking facilities were transfered to Switzerland only in 1976.
The Chronofixe Type 20 is shown, manufactured by Dodane.

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