A Pilot's Watch: Bremont and FighterSweep
Time is everything to a military pilot. A flight brief starts with a synchronization of timepieces called a “time hack”.
There are few things that go together more than a pilot and his or her watch. The unmistakable flash on the left arm denotes an individual who is a highly capable team leader, driven to succeed, and precise to a fault.
Time is everything to a military pilot. A flight brief starts with a synchronization of timepieces called a “time hack”. Communication and radio checks happen at a specific and pre-briefed time. Everyone in a package strives to meet the Vul Time.
Fighter pilots talk about being on a “timeline”, a reference to making sure they proactively target enemy aircraft so air-to-air weapons are effective and lethal. A strike package of aircraft ensures that its bombs are on target, on time, because friendly forces on the ground demand precision.
And then of course, there’s the squadron bar after a hard day of flying! Military pilots are renowned for their bar room antics during Roll Call. We can all envision the fighter pilot telling a story with sleeves rolled up, a big watch in view, recreating a dog fight with his hands. Every pilot needs a big mechanical watch. It’s just part of the culture.
Aviators are also a tight knit group. A squadron works together, flies together, and even lives together while on deployment. Many of your first squadron members become your best friends for life. The early friendships you develop with them extend beyond just your first tour of duty. You can count on them anytime and anyplace, even after many years have passed.
Precision. Camaraderie. Friendship.
Those tenets form the core connection between FighterSweep and Bremont. In that vein, a relationship between FighterSweep and Bremont was a natural fit.
Bremont has been creating special bespoke watches for military crew and squadrons for almost a decade. Its timepieces are built to withstand the same level of rigorous forces placed on the aircraft and pilot. As testament, the ejection seat company Martin-Baker has extensively tested the Bremont MB line of watches.
Head to FighterSweep.com to see the Bremont F/A-18C Hornet watch, providing various different time zones. Standby as other Bremont military editions are added to the display.