ABOUT JOHN AND THE ARC
Bremont Ambassador John Romain is Director of the Aircraft Restoration Company at Duxford Airfield. The Aircraft Restoration Company is the place to visit when it comes to aircraft restoration and maintenance. Their international reputation for aircraft restoration places them head and shoulders above the competition. They have restored some iconic and historically significant aircraft such as the Bristol Blenheim, Hawker Hurricane, P-51 Mustang and Supermarine Spitfires.
"To fly in a Spitfire is an incredible experience. It's an aeroplane that really feeds back to you and gives you all of the senses."
Most notably, John provided and flew some of the planes in the current blockbuster Dunkirk film, including the MKI Spitfire, Messerschmitt 109 and the only flying Blenheim MKI left in the world. The RAF flew a total of 3,500 sorties at Dunkirk, shooting down enemy planes before they could reach the beaches. The Spitfire was fundamental to the 'Dunkirk Miracle', helping to save over a third of a million soldiers. Built for high speed manoeuvres, the Spitfire saw off the German Luftwaffe bombers, making escape possible for the men on the ground.
The AIRCO Mach 1 model is named after the 'Aircraft Manufacturing Company Limited', one of the first British military aircraft manufacturers. The watches are constructed using Bremont's technical three piece 'Trip-Tick®' cases which are produced at the company's facilities in the UK, housing the smaller but beautifully finished chronometer rated BE-92AE movement.