Limited Edition Dambuster

COMMEMORATING THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LANCASTER BOMBER AND THE HISTORIC DAMBUSTERS RAID

Limited to 232 watches

Partnership with Ministry Of Defence

Dedicated to the 617 Squadron

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Limited Edition Dambuster

Regular price
£3,995.00
Regular price
Sale price
£3,995.00

0% Finance available from £74.90

This timepiece is individually hand assembled upon order and will be available for shipment from 2nd May 2022

As part of its partnership with Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD), Bremont is commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Lancaster Bomber first seeing service in 1942, and the subsequent Dambusters Raid in 1943, paying tribute to this iconic Second World War aircraft and courageous mission with the release of the Limited Edition Bremont Dambuster. This special 42mm chrono timepiece takes design cues from many of the military watches of the 1940s and  uniquely, each one comes with an elegant set of silver Avro Lancaster Cufflinks incorporating aluminium from the original airframe of Lancaster B.VII NX611 ‘Just Jane’.

    Description

    On 17th May 1943, 133 brave aircrew in 19 Lancaster Bombers performed one of most dangerous bombing raids of the Second World War, destroying the Mohne and Eder dams and damaging the Sorpe dam in the Ruhr Valley of Germany. The dams secured vital water supplies to German war production facilities, and they were fiercely protected, however, the skill of the aircrew, the development of the ‘bouncing bomb’ and the capabilities of the four-engine Avro Lancaster ensured a successful mission and an incredible morale boost to Great Britain. Known as ‘Operation Chastise’, the raid is one of the most famous air operations of the Second World War and was immortalised in the 1955 film ‘The Dambusters’, ensuring the legacy of the brave airman and the Lancaster Bomber were never forgotten.

    The Bremont Dambuster timepiece takes design cues from many of the military watches of the 1940s and the 42mm chrono features a mono pusher movement and date function, ‘aviator’ style hands across the dial and sub-dials and a red centre second chrono hand for readability. The military aesthetic is enhanced by Bremont’s iconic ‘51’ vintage lume, set against a ‘Dirty Dozen’ inspired black military dial."

    Limited Edition Dambuster
    Limited Edition Dambuster
    Dambuster Lancaster Bomber Military Watch
    Limited Edition Dambuster

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    Limited Edition Dambuster
    Limited Edition Dambuster

    17th May 1943

    one of most dangerous bombing raids of the Second World War

    Each Limited Edition Dambuster comes with a set of silver Avro Lancaster Cufflinks incorporating aluminium from the original airframe of Lancaster B.VII NX611 ‘Just Jane’.

    British Made

    REINVIGORATING THE BRITISH WATCH INDUSTRY

    It is not completely unexpected to find that the world sets its time by Greenwich and not by Geneva. Whilst Geneva and Switzerland may be producing the vast majority of luxury wristwatches today, this certainly wasn’t always the case. In 1800 half of the world's watches, around 200,000 pieces a year, were produced on British shores by British watchmakers, which is an incredible statistic. Another wonderful statistic is that probably over 60-70% of the innovation in a modern day mechanical watch has come from Britain, including every major escapement design. Bremont's mission has always been to play a part in bringing back watchmaking to British shores.

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