Further to those details.. Happiness !

Sep 01, 2011,11:54 AM

Well, my friend, as you may realize

-  this is my first post - entry on the Breguet forum, and a very happy one, as you already have realized:

So I will share part of my recent experiences during some memorable stretch of days, where I was able to realize a little dream - Little ?
- For me, as a humble  novice to Breguet, definitely not little,  quite the contrary - absolutely significant and adorable

( actually had been attracted by this  or similar XX's pieces already for a while, but not knowing what I was to expect, to experience

-  Hence,  also as you Nico, have  been encouraging me a bit ,
- with pleasure I'll follow up on the significant find, I had been fortunate to encounter recently:

Nico's pics above in the main post  say it all about the piece - an amazing Vintage beauty in every single aspect, IMHO 
- So for now I'll make it short - thus , just the pics to complete the set and a little bit of the story's twist:

1/ the watch - you have seen above - just here; need no say no more..

The lovely Vintage original Box

Vintage XX Chrono and The lovely Vintage original Box ( Cherry - 1)

- Already this beautiful, small  orange /yellow Chaumet - Breguet "containment" is pure pleasure, terrific shape, the edges very preserved - the colors match the indices.. 

2/ The Details and further  Cherries

- What else - look below: as we experience, the Horloger in fact has a Vintage Shopping bag to go with it , practically NOS it looks, it smells wonderful ! smile

Cherry-1: Want the Vintage Shopping bag ?

Cherry-2: The Vintage Shopping bag  - as if you would just have left the Breguet AD ..

But here next below:
 the real catch, the  - how do you always say : the ultimate  Cherry on the cake ( here already the 3rd Cherry):
- we open the box and it displays part of the story:

One brother, in fact apparently  the owner of the plane, Jean Claude ( as I deducted) makes this watch as a present to his elder brother ( ".. grand freer Jaques" , as a Christmas present on 25-12-78

( sorry, my iPhone does not good justice initially for the beautiful handwriting - will have to re-do that..)

Alltogether, it leaves us, me for sure, pretty speechless  - Time has been touching us..
 - Am quite moved by the strength of the moment ..

Cherry-2: Here the catch: The story is inside !

Cherry-3: Here the catch: The story is inside !

Thus, as you have said:
 - an almost COMPLETE SET !   - A Breguet, my first one, in pristine condition all around ! - Thus,  an amazing find with a wonderful story !
smile smile smile

Again here, thank you also for encouragement ! ( Not always easy when watch budgets are already pretty stretched, BTW.. )
- but here no real doubt, just happiness !!
(The certificate of authenticity to follow soon, actually together with a new strap,  matching even more the indices,
- but the light NATO I find terrific, as well .. - Will come back with more pics and feelings, if you  kindly allow.

The obvious.. REALLY cool, simply to adore !

The obvious WS of the new owner .. REALLY cool, simply to adore !

Thus, indeed, a terrific find, a fantastic experience, thank you for such good company and being present at this endeavor and experience !

Happy and proud to be the new "present keeper", as they frequently but pretty wisely say in the Vintage Car domain.

"Will definitely hold thou good and dear - Welcome  my  Breguet  XX Chrono" !

Hope, (no am almost sure) you liked it , as much as I do ..

Best, hs

- Just realized this may have been my 1k post .. times have been flying recently

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Type XX Limited Edition or ... Original?

 By: amanico : September 1st, 2011-00:02
While some are turning around the new ( unveiled last year, by the way ) Type XX Aeronavale Limited Edition, others are jumping on the Vintage model. The Limited Edition of 1000 pieces, released in fall 2010: Breifly, this LE is a 39 mm case, housing the ...  
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Wow, the vintage one is ...

 By: small-luxury-world : September 1st, 2011-00:19
a beauty! Your vintage observations are the cream on the top The new LE doesn´t work for me, mainly because of the bezel. Oliver
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Wow! I was about to type congrat until I saw the king of cool.

 By: TdotBean : September 1st, 2011-04:02
This is really a delicious watch to have in any collection and with the original box, you kidding me! I'm hopelessly jealous PS. What's with the smiley face on the table? Best Tyler
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Not only the original box, but also a vintage Breguet bag ...

 By: amanico : September 1st, 2011-05:53
And a cdertificate of authenticity. Almost what I would call THE FULL SET. As per the King of Cool, he's indeed super cool. Best, Nicolas.
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Further to those details.. Happiness !

 By: hs111 : September 1st, 2011-11:54
Well, my friend, as you may realize - this is my first post - entry on the Breguet forum, and a very happy one, as you already have realized: So I will share part of my recent experiences during some memorable stretch of days, where I was able to realize ...  
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 By: blomman Mr Blue : September 1st, 2011-12:04
What a find! Congrats to the great set and to your first 1K ! I know many more K’s will come soon… And I will read them with pleasure! Best, my friend Blomman
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Thank you kindly, Blomman .. You know..

 By: hs111 : September 1st, 2011-12:23
-- how much I always enjoy your contributions .. your series ( and your Memos, BTW) are my role models ! Also on this occasion many thnx for these kind words and encouraging comments. - Will try to keep them coming, also. "All for one, and one for all" ..... 
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Indeed! Musketeers forever! :) [nt]

 By: blomman Mr Blue : September 3rd, 2011-14:24
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Yes, Blomman, but there is just a small problem...

 By: amanico : September 3rd, 2011-14:26
You and me, Both have to find one of these beauties... Best, Nicolas.
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I know… We are far behind..!

 By: blomman Mr Blue : September 3rd, 2011-14:43
And with his speed, we will never catch up! Best Blomman
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His truck is maybe small, but it is also damn fast. ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : September 3rd, 2011-22:07
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The knowledge.. Is already there.. - Also with me, happily .. BUT

 By: hs111 : September 3rd, 2011-22:45
.. doucement for now .. (Time will come ..Military - ehh ?) - Another year, another hunt.. Same company, pls ! Best, hs
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Like this ? .. En garde !

 By: hs111 : September 3rd, 2011-23:01
And I might know.. who D'Artagnan is.. best, hs...  
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Yes, something like this, but here, I know who holds the sword. :) [nt]

 By: amanico : September 3rd, 2011-23:04
No message body This message has been edited by amanico on 2011-09-03 23:04:59
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Sure there will be a way ..

 By: hs111 : September 4th, 2011-00:23
.. that the master(s) continue to teach us Will try the best & stay flexible and maneuver ! Best for a relaxing Sunday, hs
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Most appropriate way

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : September 1st, 2011-12:04
for 1000th post Absolute beauty.. huge congratulations Sincerely Damjan
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Big thnx, Damjan .. this is always encouraging ! :))

 By: hs111 : September 1st, 2011-12:28
Indeed, it was a very fortunate find, moment and piece, augmented by the completeness of it, - all this on a way coinciding with some little "round number" - but I truly am happy, as you realized. And as you pretty well know: - with Nico's long shadow in ... 
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..with Nicolas shadow...

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : September 1st, 2011-12:56
in the back one is bloodless sorry ...guardless.. yes indeed he is awesome person... so unselfish one of greatest human characteristics in my opinion... once again your Vintage just shadows re-edition completely I call it eclipse of the watch D
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+1 on that notion.. You said it all.. And very nicely so ! :))

 By: hs111 : September 1st, 2011-13:31
Indeed, our dark Lord is a very generous Count, - and an amazing friend and expert , all in one. Glad also, you very much and kindly share our passion for that piece, we both found stunning .. - ".. Eclipse of a watch " -- I truly like that ! Thx again an... 
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That is a significant 1000th post, hs.

 By: amanico : September 1st, 2011-12:07
You damn go fast, even with the number of your posts! As for your pics, gthere are so many cherries on the cake that it must be a Schwartz Wald Torte. All is so appealing here, from the watch, of course, to the delicious correct vintage box, the dedicace ... 
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Thanks for these nice words .. You know, my friend..

 By: hs111 : September 1st, 2011-12:19
.. how much I enjoy good company, these himself great encounters and also to learn, to observe and to listen. This time, young Padawan in fact made a big step, but not without encouragement and advice - Thank you for that, again ! Apart from all the frien... 
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just gorgeous! [nt]

 By: playtime : September 1st, 2011-17:15
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Breathtaking icon.. Awesome beauty.. And a rare set.. Collectors dream ! :))

 By: hs111 : September 1st, 2011-04:35
What shall one say, these pictures are magnificent, - during justice to this stunning piece. - Thank you so much ! Truly a hommage to this Vintage XX.. What a significant find, including the details, which may reveal some more twists. The balance of the d... 
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Happy moments, for sure. Do you have any anecdote to share?

 By: amanico : September 1st, 2011-05:55
I heard that the King of Cool was so cool that he almost lost a watch... More to be said, I guess. Best, my friend. Nicolas.
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All I know is .. One has to stay focused.. and lucky ..

 By: hs111 : September 1st, 2011-06:46
.. to remain happy: - indeed, when too many things happen simultaneously or in hilarious sequence, then it takes a strong mind not to get distracted.. In fact, was such a terrific time, that I realized: 1/ you have to be lucky at first 2/ hope for good fr...  
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The guy, you mean the King of Cool? OOOH, yes, there are sparks in his eyes.

 By: amanico : September 1st, 2011-07:02
I see them through the sunglasses... A kind of Lucifurious representation. Best, Nicolas. This message has been edited by amanico on 2011-09-01 07:02:59
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Ouch – this one hurts! :)

 By: blomman Mr Blue : September 1st, 2011-11:11
The King of Cool is back! Huge congrats, my friend! So, you returned to Paris with out me, HS?! I am a bit disappointed… I see you still have your Speedy Gonzales shoes on! Damn, you work fast! And in combination with a guy like Vlad=Dangerous! Nicolas, a... 
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You said it... King of Cool is a fast guy. ;)

 By: amanico : September 1st, 2011-11:21
This is a watch I would ADORE to include into my collection, truly. To make the pair with my platinum Type XX, and what a PAIR! You're always welcome, Blomman the slow guy. Best, Nicolas.
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That has always been my problem…

 By: blomman Mr Blue : September 1st, 2011-11:26
Oh, that would be an awesome pair! … I am the slow guy back in the end of the line… One day… I will try to shape up! Best Blomman
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If he let us some!

 By: amanico : September 1st, 2011-11:30
At his pace, I doubt we'll still have something to grab. But the man has impeccable taste. You have to see this one in the flesh, Blomman, or its former version, even cleaner. They drive me crazy.
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Last time in Paris…

 By: blomman Mr Blue : September 1st, 2011-11:46
He was playing us all along… ! Next time King of Cool is the one with the big truck! HAGWE Blomman
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No, no my friend ! .. this was just pure luck and fortune of the moment !

 By: hs111 : September 1st, 2011-12:08
Hello, my friend, Blomman ! I had to go in one part anyway for professional reasons, but then also reasonably quickly a little bit earlier, I confess .. - no need to be disappointed about my - solo - trip to Paris - there WILL be other times ; It mainly w... 
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Na, I like KoC better! :)

 By: blomman Mr Blue : September 3rd, 2011-14:23
Just make sure to fill the shoes…! Best, my cool friend Blomman
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original for me!

 By: playtime : September 1st, 2011-17:12
love the dual register--as well as those lugs! lends the watch a very strong character....
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Same for me, Jason. And it seems we're not alone to think so. Thanks. [nt]

 By: amanico : September 1st, 2011-23:45
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