$ 290
  • Product Notes

    Among military watch enthusiasts, the Type 20 French Aéronavale chronographs are some of the most desirable with hardly a dip in value for a great example of military issued examples. The watch was commissioned in the 1950s by the French government for the French Air Force, the CEV (Centre d’Essai en Vol) — the country’s state-sanctioned flight testing centre — and most famously for the Aéronautique navale, a.k.a. “Aéronavale”

    Although a post-war design, visually the Type 20 Flyback Chronograph owes much of its layout to Second World War chronographs made by Hanhart, Tutima, Glashütte and others for the Luftwaffe. Mainly with two registers and two pushers, these watches featured white numerals against black dials, a 60-second counter at 9 o’clock, a 30-minute counter at 3 and oversized hands on the latter sub dial. Most also featured fluted rotating bezels with a single marker to help indicate elapsed time.

    For those in the market to looking to acquire a spec perfect vintage example with the highly sought after unmarked dial, be prepared to pay a pretty penny, if you find one in good condition.

    For everyone else, looking to buy a modern production Type 20 with all of the necessary hallmarks, a flyback function there is the Undone Type 20 Classic Flyback Chronograph at a price point that one could argue with.

    For any questions and styling advice, please contact us at: shop@therakemagazine.com.

  • Size Notes

    Case Width - 41.5mm excl. crown

    Case Thickness - 12.5mm incl. crystal

  • Materials and Care Notes

    Made in Hong Kong

  • Delivery & returns

    Due to the current global situation there might be delays in shipping. Our customer service team are available for any support you may require during this period.

    This watch will be dispatched in 2 weeks.

    We very much hope that you'll enjoy your purchases. Should you need to return an item, we'll happily collect it from your home or office free of charge.

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