For the 6th edition of the biennial charity auction co-organised by the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy and the Monaco Yacht Show, Breguet has developed a one-of-a-kind special Type XXI chronograph, made for the first time in platinum.

Stemming from the wrist chronographs produced by Breguet in 1935, the first Type XX watches were developed to order for the French military and delivered to its air force and navy from 1954 onwards through to the 1970s. The Type XX soon became a cult object much sought-after by aviators. This enthusiasm incited Breguet to produce a contemporary civilian version some years later.

The Only Watch model meets Breguet’s current standards in the field of mechanical horology while featuring a vintage style inspired by its predecessor. This Type XXI 3813 is equipped with the special flyback function featured on the original 1950s model, as well as with a day/night indicator and small seconds subdial. Another characteristic of this one-of-a-kind model lies in its central chronograph minutes counter ensuring instant readability. The date aperture and 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock also contribute to its time measurement capabilities.

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Breguet Type XXI 3813, for Only Watch 2015. © Breguet

For the first time, the mechanical self-winding 584Q/1 calibre is housed in a platinum case, fitted with a bidirectional rotating bezel. The matt slate grey dial, crafted in an exclusive execution for Only Watch, bears stylised Arabic numerals composed of a white transferred base coated with Superluminova. It is enhanced by luminescent hands and hour-markers.
Fitted with a aged calfskin leather strap, the timepiece is delivered in an exclusive presentation box and accompanied by a “unique piece” certificate.