Up-close with the Classic Breguet Type XXI 3817 Replica Watch

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The Type XX.. Series of watches by Breguet has been introduced in 1995 with the Type XX, later followed by a larger edition, the Breguet Type XXI Swiss Watches Replica Oline(www.multiluxury.com), and a more technical and even larger version, the Type XXII. I know that these watches aren’t perfect, they are full of weird details and they are far from the rest of the Breguet collection, usually built around classical, elegant dress-watches with fluted case and guilloche dial. The revival watch, the Type XX, paid tribute to both the aviation-members of the family and to this military watch.

Up-close with the Classic Breguet Type XXI 3817 Replica Watch

I was extremely pleased to see the Breguet Type XXI 3817 replica watch at Baselworld 2016, mainly because it is the exact same watch as the one auctioned for Only Watch, only differing from the material used for the 42mm case – a good point because who needs a platinum case in such a pilot watch. I think this new edition of the Type XXI replica watch corrects all the faults I blamed the older one for: a new color for the dial, some revamped indexes, a date disc matching the dial and a new strap.

Up-close with the Classic Breguet Type XXI 3817 Replica Watch

First, the dial. Usually, the Breguet Type XXI was available in a dark brown color – even if a full black one, with black bezel exists. This 2016 Breguet Type XXI 3817 replica watch introduces a slate grey dial, which brings two effects. First, it immediately sets the watch as sportier and thus, it has more consistency with the rest of the package. Then, because this new dial is brighter, it virtually enlightens the Breguet Type XXI 3817 replica watch, breaking the “chunky effect” .

The numerals of the Breguet Type XXI 3817 replica watch are also larger than before. The Breguet Type XXI used to have this layout: an inner flange printed with a 60-minute track, then, a step lower, the hour track with 12 diamond-shaped indexes, next to the hour markers. To make the dial more legible and less clustered, Breguet replica watch removed the diamond-shaped indexes and increased the size of the Arabic numerals. Finally, another detail is the date disc matching the dial.

Another detail is the Breguet Type XXI 3817 replica watch strap. I know, it is only a strap and you can easily switch. The alligator strap of the previous Type XXI, with its brown color, its dressed look and its shape was part of the reason why I never loved the Type XXI as much as the Type XX. Things changed; the Breguet Type XXI 3817 replica watch has a “normally shaped” strap, now made of brown distressed calf skin with cream stitching – in a word, a sporty, vintage, pilot-looking strap that perfectly matches the new look of the Type XXI.
Breguet Type XXI 3817

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