Limited edition Bremont Wright Flyer with first in-house movement
This week, British watchmaker, Bremont, has unveiled the Limited Edition Wright Flyer at the Science Museum in London. The new timepiece will feature some of the original fabric used on the 1903 Wright Flyer aircraft. In 1903, the American Wright brothers marked their name forever in aviation history, by accomplishing the first sustained and controlled heavier-than-air, powered flight.
This unique project was only made possible by the Wright family’s passion for Bremont’s aviation heritage. According to family member Amanda Wright Lane:
“Our partnership with Bremont on the Limited Edition Wright Flyer watch is a natural fit. Bremont’s dedication to historical themes, particularly in aviation, demonstrated by their iconic limited edition watches, all incorporating genuine historic artefacts, caught our attention immediately. As a top quality watchmaker, the brand is a perfect fit for the Wright brothers’ legacy. The wing cloth from the 1903 Wright Flyer is considered almost priceless by some, but we felt Bremont’s passion for aviation heritage made them 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.”
Nick English, Co-Founder of Bremont agreed.
“Giles and I still cannot believe that it’s happened. Holding the original and invaluable muslin used to cover the 1903 Wright Flyer is incredibly emotive. The Wright family has been wonderful to work with and it was inspiring to see their passion for the project. Does the creation of a special aviation-inspired watch really get any better than this? Probably not. The combination of this amazing material and our new BWC/01 movement has resulted in a truly mind-blowing timepiece.”
Each Bremont Wright Flyer Limited Edition rotor will feature some of the original muslin material used to cover the 1903 Wright Flyer aircraft. The muslin will be layered between the period decorated rotor plate and a sapphire crystal window.
Available in polished stainless steel, rose gold or white gold. All versions feature Bremont’s Trip-Tick® case construction with integrated decoration ring. 43mm case diameter with standard 22mm lug width and a case thickness of 14mm including the crystal.
Exhibition type with integrated domed crystal, secured with 4 polished headed screws. Engraved markings with specific limited edition serial number.
Metal dial with black or white base colour, decorated with period numerals and Wright Flyer date specific ‘1903’ sub-dial. Bespoke Bremont SuperLumiNova® luminous coating.
Central hour and minute hand with a running seconds hand at 9 o’clock.
Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres.
Alligator strap with pin buckle to complement case material.
What makes Bremont Wright Flyer Limited Edition, particularly important for watch enthusiasts and collectors, is the BWC/01 caliber. It is Bremont’s first in-house caliber with many of its constituent parts being crafted at their 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.
Proceeds from the limited edition line will help to restore the Wright Family home in Dayton, Ohio to its former glory.
Find Bremont online at www.bremont.com