Bremont, renowned British brand, just created its first timepiece equipped with a home-made mechanism. The Wright Flyer adopts the lines of the famous aviator watches which contributed to brand’s prestige.
The Wright Flyer by Bremont, a tribute to the art of aviation
Founded in 2002, the watchmaker Bremont made its aviator watches its flagship models. Today, the brand pays tribute to the first sustained heavier-than-air human flight, experienced in 1903 by Orville and Wilbur Wright.
Recently presented at the London Science Museum, Bremont’s new timepieces have the particular characteristic of containing within its mechanism a piece of cloth belonging to the wings of the original Wright brother’s plane. True piece of history, the cloth was given to the horologer by Amanda Wright Lane, the inventors’ grand niece, and is enclosed within the watch’s mechanism via a sapphire crystal. Beside it, a piece of decorative rotor is engraved with an airplane and the Wright brothers’ initials.
Nick English, Bremont’s co-founder, explains, “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.”
First mouvement by Bremont
The new Bremont watch, the Wright Flyer, gave the brand the opportunity of designing their own movement, the Calibre BWC-01. The mechanism was entirely made in Great-Britain, hence it has been engraved with “London”, whilst the rest was manufactures in Henley.
With 50 hours of power, the latest Bremont timepiece is 33.4 mm in diametre. The caliber is adorned with 25 jewels and a Glucydur balance, as well as a metal Nivaflex 1 mainspring. Complex, this movement is locked in a polished stainless steel case.
The Wright Flyer by Bremont is a limited edition of 300. 100 pieces are also available in gold and 50 in pink gold.