British military aviation reaches an important milestone in 2018 when the Royal Air Force celebrates its centenary year, and it came as no surprise that Bremont are honouring the significant anniversary.
Continuing the established tradition of the company’s collectable Limited Edition range, the Bremont 1918 encapsulates RAF heritage and history. The watch’s rotor will include material from an unprecedented four exceptional historic aircraft which fought with the RAF during major campaigns of both world wars, taking inspiration from the RAF’s rich past.
A Bristol Blenheim, a Supermarine Spitfire and a Hawker Hurricane that all flew during the summer of 1940 are implemented within this remarkable timepiece. Unveiled in White Gold, Steel Cased and Rose Gold, the Bremont 1918 are of a limited production.
Bremont Co-Founder Giles English said, “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. With this classic men’s watch we have tried to incorporate some subtle design features from the traditional RAF issue sector clock.
An am/pm indicator can be seen on the watch, the first time it has been used, which has been carefully designed to depict the iconic Supermarine Spitfire dogfighting in the Battle of Britain during the day, and then the legendary Avro Lancaster bomber flying on a night mission lit up by search-lights.”
As with previous Limited Edition watches, a percentage of proceeds will go to charity. Bremont has chosen the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA), which has supported current and former RAF personnel for almost 90 years.