Bremont go back to the roots of military aviation and to create its first, 40mm, classically-styled three-hand pilot watch which, appropriately, joins the line-up in 2017 as the Royal Air Force gears-up to celebrate its centenary next year.
“The two new AIRCO watches, will be part of the Solo range and are very simple, very classic pilot’s watches that really wouldn’t have looked out of place in the cockpit of a Spitfire or Hurricane during a Battle of Britain dogfight. It’s a design that takes Bremont right back to the roots of British pilot watch production and, with the RAF’s centenary just around the corner, now seemed the appropriate time to create it.” says Bremont Co-Founder, Giles English.
The AIRCO models have been named after the ‘Aircraft Manufacturing Company Limited’, one of the first British military aircraft manufacturers. The watches are constructed using Bremont’s technical three piece ‘Trip-Tick ®’ cases which are produced at the company’s facilities in the UK, housing the smaller but beautifully finished chronometer rated BE-92AE movement. There will be two models in the Bremont Solo AIRCO range, the AIRCO MACH 1/BK and the AIRCO MACH 2/AN. The former boasts a stain finished case, a military inspired back dial offset with a sweeping orange second hand, and comes on a vintage brown calf leather strap. By contrast the AIRCO MACH 2, probably best described as more of an officer’s dress watch, features an immaculate 40 mm polished case with sapphire crystal back. The AIRCO MACH 2 anthracite coloured dial complements its polished applied numerals, and elegant polished hands with carefully applied Super-LumiNova® for readability; it is shipped on a black calf leather strap.