Much of Bremont Watch Company’s DNA is deeply rooted in aviation. Co-Founders Nick and Giles English, both pilots themselves, set out to make high quality watches of classic design durable enough to withstand any pressures an aviator’s timepiece may endure. Now Bremont has partnered with aerospace giant The Boeing Company and is delighted to present the debut timepieces from the Bremont Boeing range: the Model 1 and Model 247.
When Boeing started searching for a watch partner, it was evident that they were wanting a lot more than simply a branded watch. The quality of Bremont’s work made it clear that the two companies would make ideal collaborators. Over the last decade, for example, Bremont has manufactured limited edition timepieces in tribute to aircraft under the Boeing Company umbrella, like for example, the North American P-51. Bremont has also been working extensively with the military. Pilots serving globally from Alaska to Antarctica proudly wear Bremont watches designed and manufactured especially for their squadrons.
Timepieces have been designed to celebrate flying machines like the Boeing AH-64 Apache gunship and CH-47 Chinook helicopters, the large military transport C-17 Globemaster and state of the art jet fighters like the Boeing F-15 Eagle (below), F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet. At any moment, a Bremont will be airborne somewhere in the world keeping precise time for its pilot owner, even in the harshest of environments.
The Bremont Boeing 100 Limited Edition
During the last century, Boeing has continually released innovative designs for both the military and civilian world. They have greatly improved the speed, safety and comfort of airline travel, with the 787 Dreamliner the latest addition to their fleet. The company headquarters are now in Chicago, but Boeing still retains a strong Seattle history manufacturing at the factories around the city where the brand story began. As one of the largest aircraft manufacturers and defence contractors in the world, Boeing’s hundredth anniversary in 2016 is a major milestone in aviation history.
The AMRC was set up in Sheffield, UK, to identify, research and resolve advanced manufacturing, machining and material challenges. Nick English described the benefit to Bremont: “We wanted the watches to be special and unique within our range whilst adhering to our core principles like longevity, robustness and the aviation DNA that runs through our brand. When we talked to AMRC we fell in love with what they are doing. The end result was us designing a watch and using AMRC’s expertise on the materials and the manufacturing process.
MODEL 1 Stainless Steel
MODEL 1 Ti-GMT
MODEL 247 Stainless Steel
MODEL 247 Ti-GMT