Bremont 1918 Limited Edition Watch Review
Thursday - 05 October 2017
Last night in London, a trio of Bremont Limited Editions were unveiled; the 1918 to be exact. The eagerly awaited collection celebrates the centenary year of the Royal Air Force cementing the brands strong relationship with military aviation. The RAF is an institution that is respected worldwide and is founded on tradition successfully protecting the United Kingdom from the skies; a very worthy establishment that Bremont our proud to support as they turn 100 next year.
On April 1st 1918, the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service joined to form The Royal Air Force to defend UK’s home front; a time where the importance of aviation was recognised as they fought to save the people, the rights and the freedom of the citizens of the UK.
Three iconic aircrafts are present within the 1918 all sharing flights throughout the summer of 1940 - a Bristol Blenheim (the only flying aircraft of this kind in the world), a Supermarine Spitfire and a Hawker Hurricane are evident in this superb timepiece forming a propeller blade in the rotor. A veneer of wood from the original rudder bar of the Shuttleworth Collection’s 1917 SE5A is also featured at the centre - the only surviving SE5A from WWI. All are RAF combat veterans closely linked to British aviation history flying for the RAF during both world wars. Witness the four legendary planes via the open sapphire crystal case back for a remarkable finish.
Capturing 100 years of British aviation history, the exclusive limited editions salute the world’s oldest independent air force. The classic timepiece subtly echoes the features of a traditional RAF issue sector clock. Bremont debut an am/pm indicator which illustrates the fighting scenes during combat. By day the iconic Supermarine Spitfire takes to the skies for a close range aerial battle whereas by night the Avro Lancaster completes their night mission aided by search-lights. The inclusion of a telemeter ( another first for Bremont) allows for the wearer to measure the distance to an event that can be both seen and heard using the speed of sound.
Choose from either a white gold, rose gold or stainless steel 43mm case that serves to protect the exquisite BE-16AE chronograph. The steel case and crisp white dial version is manufactured to a limitation of 275 whereas the white gold and two-toned blue dial and the rose gold and black dial editions are limited to 75 pieces. All are finished with a stunning alligator strap for a charming finish.
Bremont will proudly donate a percentage of the proceeds to the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA), which works to support RAF personnel - a charity that has been running for almost 90 years.
In a tale of firsts and iconic aviation history, the aptly named 1918 Limited Edition cements the close partnership with the RAF. The phenomenal milestone could not pass by without a worthy celebration from Bremont - a brand founded due to the brothers passion for aviation.