1960’s Type 20 Flyback Chronograph

1960’s Type 20 Flyback Chronograph

$ 4471

Vintage military chronographs are admired by watch collectors and enthusiasts all over the world. The Type 20 in particular is one of the most sought after Military watches of all time. Presented here is a fine example of why this model is so popular.

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SKU: 209454 Category:

ABOUT THIS WATCH
The Type 20 is one of the most sought after Military watches of all time. It was made by just a handful of watchmakers like Breguet, Dodane and also Airain, one of the brands of the Dodane watchmaking family. Type 20 refers to a French military specification for pilot’s chronographs which include a case diameter of approximately 38mm wide, black dial with arabic numbers and two registers at 3 and 9 o’clock that can count to 30 minutes and a flyback function (retour en vol). The flyback complication allowes the pilot to easily reset the chronograph hand, and quickly start timing a new event without the lag in time of pushing two more buttons. The caseback of this Type 20 bears the three stars from certification institute CETEHOR (Centre technique de l'Industrie Horlogère in Besançon).
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TECHNICAL STUFF
Model: Type 20
Reference: N/A
Year: 1960s
Case No: 209454
Material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: 37.5mm diameter, 13.4mm thickness
Crystal: Plexiglass
Lume: Radium
Caliber: Manual-wind chronograph caliber Valjoux 222 with flyback complication
Bracelet/Strap: Dark Beige Nubuck Leather Strap
Lug Width: 20mm
Box/Papers: Box