Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Breguet Type XXII 3880 10 Hz Or Rose Chronograph Watch

Breguet Type XXII 3880 10 Hz Or Rose Chronograph


The iconic Breguet Type XXII this year extends to a new iteration in rose gold, with a movement vibrating at an increased frequency of 10 Hz (72,000 vibrations/hour) thanks to a silicon escapement with flat balance spring. This high frequency delivers outstanding precision and regulating performance for a chronograph whose seconds hand sweeps the dial in 30 seconds. The red and white markers on the minute scale, on the inner bezel ring, show whether the hand is on its first or second rotation. In addition, this exceptional timepiece incorporates a flyback function, a second time zone with 24-hour indicator, date, and small seconds making one complete revolution in half a minute.

Movement
Mechanical automatic, 589F calibre, 13¾ lines, 27 jewels, 72,000 vib/h, 40-hour power reserve, high-frequency silicon escapement and balance spring
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds (30-seconds base), date, flyback chronograph (½ minute), dual time zone with 24-hour indicator for the second time zone
Case
18k rose gold, fluted caseband, 44 mm
Bi-directional rotating bezel with 60-minute scale
Water-resistant to 100 m (10 ATM / 10 bar)
Dial
Brown
Centre red chronograph hand on a 30-seconds base
Centre half-minute hand
Small seconds on a 30-seconds base at 9 o'clock
Second time zone at 6 o'clock with 24-hour indicator at 3 o'clock
Date window at 6 o'clock
Bracelet/Strap
Brown alligator with 18k rose gold folding clasp

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