This year Bremont watch company have excelled themselves in producing what they believe to be their finest pilots watch to date. The peerless Wright Flyer Rose Gold Limited Edition model has been titled “the ultimate aviation watch” by the English watch makers and incorporates original materials from the 1903 Wright Flyer.
Designed and built by the Wright brothers, the successful and heavier-than-air powered aircraft has been the core inspiration for the spectacular new timekeeping instrument, which not only highlights a remarkable milestone in the watch brand’s mechanical development but also adds the missing link to their already well established aviation line. The theoretical achievements which followed from the invention of the 1903 flying machine, undoubtedly influenced the development of aviation, helping to pave the way for pilots of its future. The new over-engineered mechanical time reader adopts a sleek and sophisticated nature using the off white dial as a “blank canvas” of which a number of unique, distinguishable features effortlessly paint a picture of the story which has lead to the involvement of the aircraft’s artefacts to become part of Bremont’s DNA. The blossoming relationship between the Wright family and the aviation-loving Bremont siblings seems, understandably, a more than likely eventuality given that both sides of the partnership share equal passions in aviation-based heritage. Family member Amanda Wright shared her thoughts on the collaboration with Bremont, explaining that the watch makers were “…a suitable choice for this rare use of the cloth. The Bremont Wright Flyer is a stunning way to launch our brand in international markets and is sure to become one of the most valuable watches ever made.”
As with all of Bremont’s breathtaking Limited Edition designs, the model would not be complete without embodying a piece of remarkable history within its genetic makeup. What really brings their models to life is that, similar to any individual breed or creation which has undergone hand assembly, original pencil designs and hand decoration to bring each timepiece into existence, every Limited Editions number is slightly different to the last, carrying a unique piece of original hand-stitched muslin which was found in Orville Wright’s possession when he passed away in 1948. The 1903 fabric was distributed to a number of aeronautical institutions after his death, including NASA, thus leading to Neil Armstrong carrying a piece of the original material in his pocket when he first walked the moon in 1969. The muslin has been re-homed within the new timepiece and can be found layered between the period decorated rotor and the sapphire crystal glass. The Wright Flyer model, limited to just 100 pieces consists of a rose gold case structure, a fitting precious material to accompany the rarity of the watch. Elegantly dressed in fine layers of luxury, a number of exquisite elements of the same rose gold embellishment can be found within the dial design. The case constriction has been Trip-Tick® coated with an integrated decoration ring which connects the 43mm diameter with a wearer-friendly 22mm lug width. Collectively, the dimensions of the watch sit neatly against the wrist, rising only 14mm from the skin – a gentle emphasis to the graceful personality of the original 1903 Wright Flyer aircraft. The new Bremont aviation piece is fitted with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass which has been cut from a sheet of pure sapphire and fused at high temperatures with alumina. The glass leads around to an exhibition window on the case back which has been treated with anti-glare properties on both sides to offer a truly precious insight into the synergistically smooth workings of the internal tools to the sensational time keeper. The Brement Wright Flyer houses a brand new movement which exceeds itself in accuracy, reliability and originality. The new caliber BWC/01 includes 25 jewels, the Nivarox balance spring, a double reserver bi-directional winding mechanism which achieves 28 800bph, a Glucydur balance and an impressive 50 hours of power reserve. Four polished screws in rose gold firmly hold the glass to the case, accompanied with a specific limited edition number engraved into the precious metal. The dial itself showcases period numerals which have been treated with SuperLumiNova® luminous coating which is also reiterated in the elegantly sculpted hour and minute hands featururing a blue hue to the base and a golden tip – radiating a true vintage influence. A running seconds hand at the 9 o’clock hour mark is graced with a sumptuous grey background to offer optimum contrast against the white relieved background. The Bremont logo emanates from underneath the 12th hour mark, offering perfect proportions to the watch face, whilst providing clarity and legibility to its surrounding features. Finished on a luxurious brown leather strap with matching rose gold pin buckle to compliment the case material, the Bremont Wright Flyer Rose Gold Limited Edition delivers a beautiful interpretation of simplicity, whilst also accentuating the purity found within fine, modern age mechanical watch making.
More information on the Bremont Wright Flyer Rose Gold Limited Edition can be found here.