Bremont Watch Company has signed a deal to produce a range of mechanical watches in partnership with Boeing that will showcase the aeronautical giant’s expertise in advanced materials.
The partnership will also serve to mark Boeing’s 100th Anniversary celebrations in 2016.
The new range of wristwatches and chronometers will feature materials used by Boeing in aircraft construction as well as a limited edition series of pieces featuring actual aeroplane parts.
The collaboration is a fitting partnership for Bremont Watch Company, which was founded by Nick and Giles English and based on their love of all things aeronautical.
In order to design the new pieces Bremont was granted access to Boeing’s material and manufacturing technology at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, based in Sheffield, and its historical and archival materials.
Nick English, Co-Founder of Bremont “We are excited to combine our award-winning experience in mechanical watch manufacture and design with Boeing’s unrivalled experience in material technology. We have had a relationship with Boeing for a number of years through our military projects, but this partnership gives us further access to material and testing facilities that cannot be matched. No other aviation company has such an extensive and prestigious heritage, and it will be a joy to work with Boeing to celebrate this.”
The company’s existing line of timepieces have already struck a chord with pilots around the world including those flying Boeing aircraft such as the B-52 Stratofortress, C-17 Globemaster III and CH-47 Chinook, as well as military squadrons including the 3rd Regiment Army Air Corp of the British Army, U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Squadron 81, U.S. and UK Special Forces and the Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force.
Jim Newcomb, Director of Global Brand Management at Boeing “Collaborating with Bremont became a possibility ever since we saw their limited edition P-51 watch made with parts of an original North American P-51 Mustang manufactured during World War II. We have been impressed with Bremont’s commitment to aviation, engineering and quality. Developing a range of watches with the same super hardened steel, aerogels and composite materials found in Boeing aeroplanes today is a unique way of celebrating the history of aviation as we approach our 2016 centennial.”