Some unusual Breguet. Cushion shape time only and flyback chronograph.

Sep 02, 2020,10:50 AM
 

If I ask you what is an unusual Breguet, you will certainly think about the Type XX. Even though, decades after decades, it became popular and an indisputable part of Breguet. 


Here, I will show you two very unusual watches you will have hard time believing they are Breguet. But they are!!! 

First, a cushion shape from 1975, time only. 





And now, a cushion shaped chronograph, flyback, from 1978.



Both cases have a sunburst finishing, as you can see. 

We always discover and learn. 

Best,

Nicolas


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Unusual. I like them both but prefer the first one.

 
 By: kev09 : September 2nd, 2020-11:09
They’ve got typical 1970s cases and I wonder if they were a less expensive offering from Breguet as the quartz watches were becoming popular then. It would be interesting to see the finishing of the movements. Regards Kev.

The chronograph is exquisite [nt]

 
 By: Uncle Chico : September 2nd, 2020-11:17

Big fan of the cushion...

 
 By: mdg : September 2nd, 2020-11:20
...I've seen the first but not the second (chrono). Both are very nice.

70s... not the best decade

 
 By: VinnieD : September 2nd, 2020-11:59
I was born in the 70s, but not everything was better back then (cars and watches were experiencing a difficult soul-searching). The time-only model has some appeal but it is so far away from the brand ethos that we appreciate today! Do you think that toda... 

I would love to see that one reissued...

 
 By: amanico : September 2nd, 2020-12:08
... Without date. ...  

That one is just WoW

 
 By: VinnieD : September 2nd, 2020-12:16
A Purists re-edition would be great Now, does anyone have Mr Breguet's phone number? The 60s was a much better decade altogether: this is another example

Bréguet without the typical characteristics!

 
 By: mahesh : September 2nd, 2020-13:15
No Bréguet hands, numerals - incredible catch Nico ! Why double crown on the chrono ? Best, Mahesh.,

Interesting! It would be interesting to see the inside (origin anad finish of the movement)

 
 By: eklektik : September 2nd, 2020-14:13
Another unusual is the XX fitted with the alarm movement. I always wondered whether it was a JLC memovox movement inside, do you know? Best, E.

Big fan of these watches Nicolas.

 
 By: Baruch Coutts : September 2nd, 2020-18:01
Here's an interesting article from a few years ago about the time only. Regards, Baruch

These watches do not embody the design language of Breguet

 
 By: Sportster : September 9th, 2020-20:21
Interesting to see for sure - thank you! I’m curious to see if they ever go down these roads again. I hope not I like where they are headed with their current design language (for the most part).