Photos Courtesy of BreguetEvery year Geneva brightens with the sparkle of diamond jewelry and impressive timepieces for Baselworld. All the leading brands will be exhibiting their products to an expected audience of nearly 100,000, and luxury watch company, Breguet, is ensuring a prompt arrival with the release of an updated edition of its Type XXII stainless steel mechanical chronograph.
The newest model by Breguet claims to have "exceptional" regulating power with a doubly precise start function and readout, thanks to a chronograph movement that boasts a frequency of 72,000 vibrations per hour. In classic 18K rose gold, the self-winding Type XXII chronograph also houses a flyback function with a totalizer that returns to zero and instantly restarts in the same operation.
Individually signed and numbered, each timepiece's brown leather band includes red and white side-stitching that complements the alternating red and white minute graduation detailing on the flange. A matching seconds graduation tells whether the chronograph is in its first or second 30-second revolution. Its brown dial includes two time zone indicators, along with an aperture for the date and a specialized indicator for day or night. The new XXII is 44 mm in diameter and water resistant up to 100 meters. With a 40-hour power reserve, this watch is highly functional in addition to being a coveted status symbol.
Baselworld 2013 will take place from April 25-May 2, 2013 in Geneva.