The Royal Air Force celebrates its centenary year in 2018, and aviation-loving watchmaker Bremont is marking the occasion with the launch of its 1918 Limited Edition.
The rotor in each of the watches will include material from four historic aircraft that fought with the RAF during major campaigns of both world wars.
A Bristol Blenheim, a Supermarine Spitfire and a Hawker Hurricane that all flew during the summer of 1940 are incorporated into the modified BE-16AE automatic chronometer movement.
Each of these Battle of Britain aircraft forms a propeller blade in the rotor and are complemented by a veneer of original wood from the Shuttleworth Collection’s 1917 SE5a which can be found at the rotor’s center.
“Bremont has become renowned for some of its rather special limited editions that incorporate parts of history, and this watch has become something we are exceptionally proud of,” says Bremont co-founder Giles English.
A percentage of proceeds from the sale of the collection will be donated to the Royal Air Forces Association, which has been supporting current and former RAF personnel for almost 90 years.
A limited production of 275 43mm steel cased and white dialed Bremont 1918s are to be manufactured; 75 white gold with a two-toned blue dial; and finally 75 in rose gold set off by a black dial. Each version will have an alligator strap.