On the 23rd July 2014 at the Science Museum in London a unique timepiece was unveiled incorporating original material from the 1903 Wright flyer. Wright Flyer, the first ever mechanically powered aircraft was built by the Wright Brothers in Dayton, Ohio, USA back in 1903. It’s the invention that inspired Bremont to deliver their latest and probably most unique timepiece. Bremont takes pride to announce the unveiling of the Limited Edition Bremont Wright Flyer watch which is mechanically outstanding and historically remarkable.
The new timepiece will feature some of the original fabric used on the Wright Flyer aircraft. This watch signifies Bremont’s first ever unique movement, part-development as well as making design in Britain with their Swiss partners. Moreover, some key constituent movement parts of BWC/01 are also planned to be manufactured at the company’s workshops in Henley-on-Thames. This venture definitely puts Bremont a step ahead towards manufacturing movements in their entirety in the United Kingdom.
The BWC/01 comes with highly efficient double reverser bi-directional winding mechanism in order to achieve 28,800bph along with 50+ hour power reserve. The 25 jewel, 33.4mm automatic movement, Glucydur balance, Nivarox CT balance spring and Nivaflex 1mainspring make this watch mechanically flawless. The rotor of this limited edition watch features some muslin materials that are layered between the rotor plate and a sapphire crystal window. These same original muslins were used to cover the 1903 Wright Flyer aircraft.
The unique timepiece is cased within polished rose gold, stainless steel or white gold with 43mm case diameter, 22mm lug width along with 14mm case thickness. The dial is decorated with period numerals and a sub-dial at 9 o’clock consists of Wright Flyer date specific ‘1903’. You can read the time with ease even in absolute dark condition by virtue of Bremont’s luminous coating. This timepiece consists of a central hour and minute hand along with a running seconds hand at 9 o’clock and this limited edition watch is water resistant to 10ATM, 100 meters. Luxurious alligator strap with pin buckle matches with your hand majestically and at the same time complements case material.
This luxury watch is utterly reliable and extremely robust with the elegance of beauty. The magnificent BWC/01 is limited to 300 watches, so collect your one here before it is too late!