Bremont watches are exceptionally refined and well-designed mechanical devices. The British manufacturing company of time keeping tools for the world of aviation, whose headquarters are based in Henley-On-Thames firmly believe that they are in the process of reinvigorating the country’s watch making industry with new innovations that encapsulate themes of proud cultural heritage.
Bremont’s dedication to deliver durability and precision has instilled a confident ethos which concludes that a watch should always work as well as the day it was first conceived. This may seem like an obvious quality which you would expect to receive as a reward for such an indulgent investment from one of the most niche, luxury company’s within the world of watch making, yet many rival brands struggle to attain the right balance between style and substance. The Bremont brothers who are keen flyers and share a genuine enthusiasm for air-borne mechanics, pull out all of the stops to ensure the components used within their timepieces are of the highest quality, ensuring that each watch bearing the Bremont name is chronometer certified and subject to further quality control tests before gracing only the very elite of stores with their eye-catching beauty. The movements chosen within their timepieces are guaranteed an accuracy of -4 to +6 seconds per day, reinforcing their most significant core principle in providing reliability. Their newest development in achieving precision timekeeping surrounds the release of their Wright Flyer watch. This spectacular timekeeping instrument from the Bremont watch company incorporates original materials from the 1903 Wright Flyer which is dubbed the first ever manmade powered aircraft that changed the world of aviation forever. The wing cloth of the 1903 Wright aircraft is a priceless historic artifact and one which has been incorporated into the innovative design of the new Bremont watch. The historic muslin cloth is layered between the anti reflective and scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass-back window and the period decorated rotor to effortlessly encapsulate a rare piece of proud British history. Bremont have worked with watch experts, La Joux-Perret on the movements within some previous watches, so it seems a natural progression to continue their journey towards quintessential watch making with elements of their own in house components, enhanced by the knowledge and experience from the La Chaux-de-Fonds experts. The movement under discussion is the Bremont BWC/01 which is part-produced by Bremont themselves, yet uses the base movement from La-Joux Perret to create a unique addition to Bremont’s infrastructure.
Whilst establishing the manufacturing of a movement is deemed a great challenge and one which is sure to come with many set-backs along the way, Bremont remain entirely focussed on their end goal which lies behi
nd the collaborative work with La-Joux Perret – to eventually be able to produce their very first, entirely British manufactured movement within the foreseeable future. The Bremont BWC/01 movement is suspended within either a solid stainless steel, rose gold or yellow gold case, depending on which sensational interpretation of time one is temped by! The Trip-Tick® treated case construction with integrated decoration ring is a fortifying method, patented by Bremont to strengthen the external shell of the watch whilst the dial hue of the masterpieces comes in a variety of different platforms. The black dial with creamy golden Arabic numerals provides a dynamic contrast to the timepiece’s aesthetical quality, whilst the clean white dials offer a simplistic clarity against their rose gold and white gold bezels. The Bremont BWC/01 movement is one which has been crafted with ultimate elegance and sophistication., The care and attention to detail involved in the new release uses a highly efficient double reverser bi-directional winding mechanism which oscillates at 28, 800 vibrations per hour – an exceptional achievement since this is the first time that Bremont watch company have ventured forward in new realms of craftsmanship. The Bremont BMW-01 movement is 33.4mm in diameter, bears 25 jewels and provides 50 hours of power reserve once fully wound. The elegant masterpiece is beautifully finished with many of its constituents hand assembled and created at the Bremont workshops. Other additional features to the BWC/01 movement include a Nivarox CT Balance spring, a Glucydur balance and a Nivaflex 1 mainspring.
Despite misleading press releases on the origins of the Bremont BWC/01 movement, the British watchmaking brothers have now clarified that whilst the Wright Flyer watch does showcase an entirely new movement, the Bremont BWC/01 movement is a partly in-house produced calibre, with developmental influences courtesy of the La-Joux Perret experts. Whilst 2015 has seen Bremont add more notches to their belt in terms of supreme manufacturing skill, the masters in timekeeping for the industry of aviation, are keen to set this newest milestone as a benchmark for their future achievements.
More information on the Bremont Wright Flyer can be found here.