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Bremont Unveils New Airco Macho 1 Jet Watch

The new Bremont Airco Mach 1 Jet watch is a three-handed time and date watch with a black DLC-coated jet-brushed stainless steel case that brings a contemporary angle to the brand’s much-loved classic pilot’s watch collection

 

Filled with iconography that relates to a field in which Bremont dominates, the Airco Mach 1 and 2 models are inspired by the types of aircraft flown by squadrons. These simple three-handed time and date designs reduced their case depths from the brand’s former 16mm aviation chronometer size to a refined and slimmer depth of 12.5mm, constituting a classic pilot’s watch that could easily double up as a dress watch. Now Bremont unveils the Airco Mach 1 Jet watch. It follows faithfully in the footsteps of the original 2017 Airco Mach watch with lashings of vintage-inspired charm, yet features a new black DLC- coated finish for a fresh and contemporary edge.

 

 

The watch is named in tribute to one of the earliest British Military Aircraft manufacturers, ‘The Aircraft Manufacturing Company Limited’ and brings something new to the range thanks to its black injected coat. Giles English, co-founder of Bremont extends on the modern military aspects of the design:

 

“The DLC treatment on the Airco Jet gives a modern twist on an aviation classic. Whilst the model itself harks back to pilot’s watches of old, the Airco Jet feels fresh and brings something quite different to the range. True to the original Airco design, this new addition remains simple, incredibly wearable at 40mm, highly legible, and it brings together aviation and horology in a piece that will undoubtedly continue to stand the test of time.”

 

The Bremont Airco Mach – a classic pilot’s watch

 

Some of the earliest wristwatches known to be utilised by men were those ordered by Kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany for his navy. Back then, the concept of a wrist-worn watch came very much welcomed, since the task of locating a pocket watch within the deep pockets of a military jacket or pair of combat trousers proved most difficult, especially when crucial tactics were at stake. Wristwatches for air-bound tasks truly took off after pioneering aviator, Alberto Santos Dumont requested that Cartier made a comfortable, durable, reliable and legible timepiece for wearing in the cockpit. Thereafter, the pilot’s watch became an essential piece of aviation equipment for many professional pilots. Britain played a significant role in manufacturing wartime pilot’s watches too, with the success of a Cheltenham-based firm named Smith’s. It is this rich past in manufacturing pilot’s watches that inspired Nick and Giles English to reinvigorate the country’s heritage in this sector.

 

 

It’s a known fact that the original Airco Mach 1 and 2 watches offered the pilot watch collector a very classic looking three-handed time and date watch. It has become one of the British manufacturer’s best-selling ranges since its conception back in 2017. The black DLC-coated finish upon the surface of this new 40mm model’s stainless steel case is undeniably modern, yet the elements on the dial and some other architectural aspects remain resolutely traditional. Contrasting elements within the design include a steel screw-down crown, caseback and pin buckle on the strap.

 

The new Bremont Airco Mach 1 Jet watch

 

The new 40mm Bremont Airco Mach 1 Jet watch is crafted from black DLC-coated stainless steel and sits at a depth of 12mm on the wrist. It has been integrated with a water resistance of 100 meters and features a domed anti-reflective and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass front, which protects the surface of the model’s rich black metal dial. A jet-brushed stainless steel construction underneath this sleek black coating is crafted from the brand’s patented Trip-Tick case technology and features a screw-down steel crown at 3 o’clock.

 

 

The back of the screw-down case is bolted down with four screws and features an integrated flat sapphire crystal glass exhibition feature for exposing the performance of the movement from within. The black metal dial of the new Bremont Airco Macho 1 Jet watch features green emission Super-LumiNova-coated Arabic numeral hour markers and nickel-plated syringe-type hands treated with the same luminous material. A red-tipped central second hand and a date window at 3 o’clock complete the classic look of this pilot’s watch perfectly.

 

Inside the case of the new Bremont Airco Mach 1 Jet watch is the modified Calibre BE-92AV, which produces a power reserve of 38 hours and beats at a rate of 28.800 vibrations per hour. The movement features a nivaflex mainspring, anachron balance spring and glucydor balance wheel. Completing a classic aesthetic, a comfortable khaki sailcloth band attaches this Airco Mach 1 Jet watch to the wrist. If you’d like more information on Bremont’s new pilot’s watch, you can check out the details here on the model’s product page or contact a member of our Jura Watches sales team today on 01335 453453

Technical specifications of the new Bremont Airco Mach 1 Jet watch

  • Case; 40mm – jet-brushed stainless steel – black DLC-coated – 100-meter water-resistant – domed anti-reflective and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass front – screw-down crown at 3 o’clock – screw-down steel caseback with integrated flat crystal – height: 12mm
  • Dial: Black metal – green emission Super-LumiNova-coated nickel-plated syringe hands - red-tipped second hand – green emission Super-LumiNova-treated Arabic numeral; hour markers – date window at 3 o’clock
  • Movement: Calibre BE-92AV – 38-hour power reserve – glucydor balance wheel, nivaflex mainspring – anachron balance spring – 28,800 vph
  • Strap: Khaki – sailcloth – Bremont-engraved fastening
  • Price: £3,395
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