Today was a special day for British watchmaker Bremont releasing their first watch with an in house manufactured movement – the Bremont Wright Flyer.
To say Bremont Founders Nick & Giles English have been busy recently is an understatement. In the last two years the gents have spread themselves far and wide cementing industrial partnerships with Boeing, working with historical trusts and exploring new markets with Chivas Regal and Kingsman: The Secret Service movie. Earlier this year we featured the Bremont Boeing 247 in our list of Basel favourites, a watch that has been developed with Boeing, made of aerospace industry hardened steel – but it turns out cases weren’t the only thing they were developing.
Following the success of last year’s Codebreaker which supported the historical Bletchley Park Trust, the team made contact with the Wright Family (of Wright Brothers fame) to work on this year’s limited edition timepiece. In what was conceived as a very ‘natural’ partnership by both parties, the new timepiece features some of the original fabric used on the 1903 Wright Flyer aircraft with proceeds going towards the restoration of the Wright Family home in Dayton Ohio.
Just as significantly, it showcases Bremont’s first ever in-house movement, the BWC/01, designed and developed in Britain. Many of its constituent parts have also been crafted at the company’s workshops in Henley-On-Thames. The 25 jewel, 33.4mm movement features a 50+ hour power reserve, Glucydur balance and a hairspring adjusted via a micro-metric screw finished with a striking custom rotor.
The watch will be available in three variations, steel, rose gold and white gold in quantities of 300, 100 and 50.