Can someone please explain the Breguet type XX subdials?
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    Can someone please explain the Breguet type XX subdials?

    why does the running seconds hand match the chrono hands, and the chrono minute hand match the time hands with a lume filling?

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    Re: Can someone please explain the Breguet type XX subdials?

    'Cause it looks awesome??!!

    The 15 minute sub always seems strange to me with 3 minutes between the large hashes... but I really like the readability!
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    Re: Can someone please explain the Breguet type XX subdials?

    Because if it was XXX it would be for adults only?
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    Re: Can someone please explain the Breguet type XX subdials?

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    From monochrome
    What can be seen as a messy layout is on the contrary a deliberate and smart approach. First the hands: 4 of them are bolder and coated with luminescent material. They emphasize the most important indications: hours, minutes, central second and 30-minute counter. The small-second hand and 12-hour counter hand, that are secondary information, are slimmer and free of Luminova. The sub-dials also share that same idea with a 30-minute counter larger than the other two. All of this taken together, the indications come to you very sharply and without any confusion, even during night time, as the luminous material is really efficient and has been applied to both the hands and the indexes. The only regret that we have comes from the 30-minute counter: first, it is a running hand and not a jumping hand (which would go from one minute to another); and the scale is made of 15 markers for 30 minutes.

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    Re: Can someone please explain the Breguet type XX subdials?

    is that their official reasoning? not too impressed if it is, because although it makes sense to some extent, at first glance it should not be confusing (which it is).

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    Re: Can someone please explain the Breguet type XX subdials?

    Early Breguet Type XXs had a 15 minute counter at the 3 o'clock sub dial. Perhaps when they began using 30 minute counters they still had an ample supply of old 15 minute marker dials and continued to use them?

    https://www.revolution.watch/origins...x-chronograph/

    I think the original Type XX watches are much more handsome than the current, overly shiny versions.

    (not my watch or photo - but I wish it was...)
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