Breguet Type XXI Ref. 3817 & The link to aviation

We often associate Breguet with traditional design, but the brand has produced pilot watches since the mid 20th. But even more importantly, Breguet has a huge legitimacy in doing so, as one of the great great grandson of Abraham-Louis Breguet played an important role in those pioneering days of aviation. Discover more


Tim Archer says:

I love this report. Very interesting and now I must look into collecting a Breguet!

TrilobiteTerror says:

Wow, you can Breguet Type XXI Ref. 3817 in unworn condition for only a little over $10,000. Very reasonable actually.

Christoph Häfliger says:

oh thank you a lot Marc, I went to Paris for the 31 of Jan. to celebrate my 25th birthday and I went to the Breguet shop on that special day because I wanted to see the museum as i m a watchmaker student. Unfortunately it was closed but the manager offered me the great honor to put on my wrist some incredible, beautiful, marvelous watches. I especially asked for the type XXI because I m in love with it, so I got all excited when I saw this video 😀
From that day I decided that my goal to reach will be to work for Breguet

vivinopoulos says:

Pour Moi, au dernier Baselworld, la vitrine Bréguet était de loin la plus jolie. La collection tradition est juste totalement incroyable. Quoi qu’il en soit, mes vacances sont posées pour fin mars! Très belle video par ailleurs, est-il encore nécessaire de préciser ce genre de choses?

JF schnell says:

I didn’t know much about Breguet apart of his inventions. Came to know with this video that he was connected to another thing that I like which is aviation. Great job guys!! Always great pleasure to see this wonders. Still looking forward to add a nice pilot watch to my collection.

wawan hermawan says:

Comment first,,watch later,,-! @_@

Robert Dickey says:

Excellent video Marc. I love horology history lessons and I’m completely jealous of you. Thank you for the marvelous content.

wawan hermawan says:

I just know through this video, that breguet has “aviation” side,,Two words for this video, “educate and entertain”

Charlie Rodri says:

Great Aviator Glasses!

Amintas Neto says:

Another great video Marc!
Thanks for sharing more info about the Breguet family heritage beyond watchmaking.
This side of the house is not very known by general public but definitively worthwhile to explore!

Pierre Jean Pierre says:

Really good to hear about Breguet… you forgot to mention that AL Breguet invented the wrist watch as well. I still don’t understand how can people go for IWC or Panerai eventhough this is complete different style when you go for a Breguet for same kind of money

SoCalFreelance says:

I really like Breguet because they make beautiful watches with interesting complications in a price range that’s within reach of most working professionals. I was within a hair of dropping some serious cash on purchasing a Breguet but chickened out.

Roman Jeremy says:

Thanks Marc-André for the video. I used to confuse Louis Breguet and Louis Blériot, another illustrious aviator and plane manufacturer. I guess they were competitors at the time. I greatly admire aviation pioneers.

Miguel G says:

Nicely produced and edited.

Quentin Garnier says:

I always associated Breguet and aviation actually, and I didn’t know that the pilot watches were such a small part of their collection. Interesting video !

Tom Wessel says:

Is it really a solid gold (24K) gold rotor or an alloy like 22K 916/1000 gold?

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