My Breguet Type XX had survived trips to the desert, large cities, seaside holidays, student parties, go-kart races and it even faced some mechanical troubles (which were fixed after a recent servicing).Even after having a lot of different watches in my hands, I still love wearing it.it is clearly a re-edition inspired by the Type 20 but not a watch that fulfills the Type 20 specifications.While it has kept many of its iconic features and design codes, it is now a more modern and refined timepiece that can proudly sport the Breguet logo.I bought it more than 5 years ago, while I was still a student and not that much into watches.I was wearing it nearly everyday and for every occasion.
The Type XX (not the Type 20) was launched in 1995, just before the Swatch Group acquired Breguet.
One of the main applications of a pilot watch is the calculation of speeds or distances.
If you have to keep a constant speed when flying, you just have to check the time it takes to run a fixed distance several times in a row.
They are built to survive the rough life of a plane’s cockpit and made to be used in tough conditions: magnetic environments, low-light conditions, pressurized or cold cabins.
Usually, they come with a black/dark dial with highly contrasting Arabic numbers. The chronograph function is something that comes into play quite often, as it is certainly the most useful complication for a pilot.