The first collection of watches from Bremont’s partnership with aeronautical giant Boeing has added two clean, stylish options to the Henley-on-Thames watchmaker’s range.
The time-only Bremont Boeing Model 1 (£3,595 RRP) and Bremont Boeing 247 chronograph (£4,495 RRP) use subtle touches of Boeing’s blue against black, feature an intricate rotor in the shape of a jet engine fan and two models are constructed from ultra hard 456 stainless steel and ti-64 aviation-grade Titanium. Bremont’s 2014 collection marks the first time the company has constructed a watch from Titanium. All Bremont Boeing watch cases will be manufactured and assembled in the UK.
These specific materials have never before been used in anything as miniature-scale as watch-making and Bremont called on the expertise of Boeing’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in Sheffield to develop the necessary machining techniques. A Bremont-funded PhD student working at AMRC will continue to investigate new materials and manufacturing techniques suitable for Bremont’s watches.
Bremont also unveiled two other watches. The MB3 (£3,995 RRP), is the company’s third watch developed in partnership with British ejection seat specialist Martin-Baker and features a GMT inner rotating bezel and a reinforced aluminium case barrel.
Polar explorer Ben Saunders used his record-breaking trek to complete Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated Terra Nova expedition to test Bremont’s new Terra Nova for four months in temperatures as low as -46 Celsius. Lightweight aircraft-grade Titanium casing and a special oiled movement to ensure functionality at extreme low temperature proved invaluable on the expedition, as did the watch’s GMT hand which can be used as a navigational aid. The Bremont Terra Nova is limited to 300 pieces.