Massena LAB x Mathey-Tissot

Mathey-Tissot x Massena LAB Type XX Tribute Chronograph (new)

Sale price Price $1,645.00 Regular price Unit price  per 

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$1,645.00 CAD
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 Up for sale is this brand new Type XX Tribute Chronograph, a vintage-inspired collaboration between historic watchmaker Mathey-Tissot and Massena LAB. 

 

This homage piece is a direct call-back to aviation's great mid-century tool watches, and is one of two chronographs released as part of this particular partnership. This piece, in particular, featuring a warm brown dial, is modelled after William Massena's very own aged vintage Type 20 watch. 

 

THE HISTORY

In the 1950s and 60s, Breguet and other manufacturers received contracts from the French Ministry of Defense to create pilot's watches with specific requirements. These included a flyback function, black dial with luminous Arabic numerals and two registers, a bidirectional 12-hour rotation bezel, and a minimum 35-hour power reserve.

Due to limited resources, Breguet turned to Swiss partner Mathey-Tissot to fulfill the contract. Mathey-Tissot, known for supplying the Type 20 chronograph, manufactured all 2,000 pieces instead of Breguet.

The Mathey-Tissot x Massena LAB Type XX Tribute Chronograph features a distinctive brown tropical dial and luminous Arabic numerals inspired by William Massena's vintage Breguet Type XX chronograph. It is powered by the manual-winding Sellita caliber SW510BHa, boasting 28,800 half oscillations per hour (4 Hz) and 23 jewels.

THE COLLABORATION

Introducing the Type XX Tribute Chronograph, a vintage-inspired collaboration between historic watchmaker Mathey-Tissot (no relation to the other Tissot), and Massena LAB.

This homage piece is a direct call-back to aviation's great mid-century tool watches, and is one of two chronographs released as part of this particular partnership. This piece, in particular, featuring a warm brown dial, is modelled after William Massena's very own aged vintage Type 20 watch. 


This limited edition tribute chronograph, with only 99 pieces available, is a beautifully realized collector's piece that honours the history of these fine timepieces. 

CONDITION & SCPECIFICATIONS

This watch is brand new without any signs of wear. It comes with the full set which includes a beautifully crafted wooden box, additional bund leather strap, and all the paperwork. 

The watch comes with it's original guarantee, which is 2 years from the original purchase date (Nov, 2022). 

ITEM: Mathey-Tissot x Massena LAB Type XX Tribute Chronograph,
REFERENCE: Ref. MTML-T-XX
MOVEMENT: Manual winding SW510BHa
FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph
FEATURES: Warm, tropical dial inspired by William Massena's vintage Type 20 watch.
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless steel,
CASE DIAMETER: 38.5mm
CASE THICKNESS: 14.6mm
BEZEL: Bidirectional rotating bezel w. Arabic numerals
CRYSTAL: Box mineral glass with sapphire coating
BRACELET: Includes two straps - brown sueded calfskin and Bund.

 

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