The Royal Air Force celebrates its centenary on 1 April 2018, and Bremont have anticipated this occasion with the two Airco pilot’s watches.
Bremont Airco Mach 1/BK
Bremont has its own distinctive style and the Airco Mach 1/BK, which is closest to the classic Type A pilot’s watch, has several features that give it its own character, such as the small triangle on the seconds hand that echoes the triangle at 12 o’clock, the orange seconds hand, the orange tip of the minutes hand, a date window at 3 o’clock, a crown whose design differs from the usual conical shape, and a sapphire caseback. The dial has the classic Arabic numerals coated with SuperLuminova, and hands that are also luminous.
Self-winding movement by ETA
The Airco Mach 1/BK has a 40 mm case, 12.5 mm thick, in Bremont’s specially hardened scratch-resistant steel. It has a water resistance of 100 metres (10 bar), and a calf leather strap. The sapphire caseback displays the BE-92AE self-winding movement, based on the ETA 2892, with a Bremont rotor. It runs at 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hertz) and has a power reserve of 38 hours. It has the stop-seconds function for precision time-setting. Like all Bremont watches, the movement is COSC-certified, providing a guarantee of its precision.
Bremont Airco Mach 2/AN
Bremont describe Airco Mach 2/AN as an “officer’s dress watch,” with an anthracite dial and a black calf leather strap. Numerals are more graceful, and the date window is at 6 o’clock. The dial has polished nickel applied hour numerals, and a subtle line of SuperLuminova on the hands only.