1918

1918/SS

£8,495.00

8,329.17 ex. VAT

US$11,495.00

HK$81,950.00

AU$14,400.00

BE-16AE automatic chronometer with 42-hour minimum power reserve. Bremont decorated rotor featuring metal and wood veneer from 4 original RAF aircraft which flew in WWI and WWII. 43mm polished stainless steel Trip-Tick® case construction. Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres. Alligator strap with pin buckle to complement case material. Limited to 275 pieces.

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Available late 2017

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British military aviation reaches an important milestone in 2018 when the Royal Air Force celebrates its centenary year. Globally respected and steeped in tradition, this venerable institution provides aerial protection for the United Kingdom and her interests. Bremont have commemorated this significant milestone with the 1918 Limited Edition, which incorporates material from an unprecedented four exceptional historic aircraft which fought with the RAF during major campaigns of both world wars. A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of the 1918 will go to the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA), which has supported current and former RAF personnel for almost 90 years. Watch the video to find out more.

Technical overview

Movement

Modified calibre 13 ¼’’’ BE-16AE automatic chronometer with 26 jewels, Glucydur balance and Anachron balance spring, with Nivaflex 1 mainspring. Rated frequency of 28,800 A/h with 42-hour minimum power reserve. Bremont decorated rotor featuring metal and wood veneer from 4 original RAF aircraft which flew in WWI and WWII.

Functions

Hours, minutes, GMT 12 hours and seconds chronograph at the centre. Permanent small seconds at 9H. 30 minute sub dial at 3H. Am/pm disc at 6H. Date at 4½H. Telemeter function.

Case

Stainless steel, white gold or rose gold in Bremont’s Trip-Tick® construction. Case diameter 43mm, height 17.2mm, lug width 22mm.

Case back

Stainless steel, white gold or rose gold case back with integrated flat sapphire crystal, 5 stainless steel/white gold/rose gold screws with polished heads.

Dial

Opalin matt metal dial, applied indexes, solid gold/blued nickel hands with Super-LumiNova®.

Crystal

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 certification.

A Bristol Blenheim (MK IL 6739), a Supermarine Spitfire (MK IA N3200) and a Hawker Hurricane (MK.I P3717) that all flew during the summer of 1940 are incorporated into this remarkable timepiece. Each of these Battle of Britain aircraft forms a propeller blade in the rotor and are complemented by a veneer of original wood from the Shuttleworth Collection’s 1917 SE5a (F-904) which can be found at its center. Incredibly, the MKI Blenheim is the only flying example left in the world and the Supermarine Spitfire was landed on the beach of Sangatte during the Dunkirk evacuation and was later discovered and restored by the Aircraft Restoration Company in the UK. This wonderfully commemorative Bremont designed movement, featuring 4 aircraft which are all still flying today, can be seen through the open sapphire crystal case back of the Bremont 1918.

To find out more about these incredible aircraft and the history of the RAF, read our 1918 Brochure.

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