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 Cal 582.
Now, in my opinion, there is a much better choice... The Type XX from the 70ies, which seems to be the closer to the LE introduced last year.
Why, is it, to me, a nicer choice?
Because first, I much prefer 2 subdials Chronos than 3. I find the Vintage to be much cleaner than the LE.
Then, because the Vintage has its supplement of soul which makes a big difference, due to the patina of its indexes and hands.
And the case, which has much character on the vintage, with its flatter and larger lugs ( same case than the JLC Chrono Shark, for the same era, by the way ), which makes me think that Breguet and JLC used an outsourced case for their chrono.
Did you notice the finish on the top of the crown, I mean, the gridwork? It is exactly the same than on the Vintage JLC Chrono Shark.
But wait, the best is to come...
The watch came in its orginal orange yellow carton box, a nice SMALL one, which won't take too much place at home, but which is really the cherry on the cake.
I' let his owner reveal what the interior of the box contains... As well as the small other goodies...
There are some trueLucky Bastardos on Earth, indeed.
Or maybe King of Cool?