DH-88 Stainless steel

DH-88/SS

by Bremont
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£7,995.00

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DESCRIPTION

The Bremont DH-88 Limited Edition celebrates the astonishing de Havilland DH-88 Comet, Grosvenor House, the aircraft that captured the world’s imagination with a phenomenal record-breaking flight in 1934. Fighting exhaustion and significant mechanical challenges, whilst barely stopping for over three days, two men in their pioneering British racing aircraft won the incredible air-race from England to Australia.

  • Calibre 13 1/4’’’ BE-54AE automatic chronometer, 42-hour power reserve
  • Hardened polished stainless steel Bremont Trip-Tick® case construction
  • Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres
  • Alligator strap with pin buckle to complement case material
  • Limited to 282 pieces

Technical Specification

Movement

Calibre 13 1/4"' BE-54AE automatic chronometer, 25 jewels, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 42-hour power reserve. Each Bremont DH-88 Limited Edition rotor features some of the spruce plywood used in the original 1934 de Havilland Comet Grosvenor House.

Functions

Hour, minute, second, date at 6H, chronograph small counters with seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours, 24 hour GMT hand.

Case

Hardened polished stainless steel/18 carat rose gold Bremont Trip-Tick® case construction with scratch-resistant DLC treated case barrel with vintage style crowns. Case diameter 43mm, height 16.2mm, lug width 22mm.

Case Back

Exhibition type with integrated flat crystal, secured with 5 polished headed screws. Engraved markings with specific limited edition serial number.

Dial

Metal dial with fine opalin matt black base colour decorated with period Arabic numerals, opalin silver white sub-dials with DH-88 designation. Flat polished nickel rounded hands with Super-LumiNova® centre fill.

Crystal

Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.

Water Resistance

Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres.

Ratings

C.O.S.C chronometer tested.

Certification

Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification.

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DH-88 Comet

During the golden age of flight, the England to Australia record became the goal of many legendary aviators. The Smith brothers first completed the hazardous journey in 1919, taking 27 days and 20 hours. There would be many failures, but repeated attempts saw the time gradually reduced to just over seven days by 1934. The infamous MacRobertson Air Race aimed to, and succeeded in, shrinking that record further and in doing so, encourage the operation of a fast and safe commercial air route to Australia. Using an uprated version of the new Gypsy Six engine, de Havilland developed a streamlined twin-engine aircraft constructed of spruce plywood with a thin tapered cantilever high-speed wing. The aircraft had dual pitch propellers and a manually retractable undercarriage, state of the art features not seen before on British aircraft. The aircraft’s story perfectly encapsulates the core values that inspire Bremont. A tremendous engineering achievement, the Comet completed an adventurous journey that secured its rightful place in aviation history. Through its own example of fine British craftsmanship, the Limited Edition Bremont DH-88, Bremont pays tribute to the Comet.