Bremont Introduces Limited Edition Timepieces Incorporating Materials From Four RAF Aircraft

The Bremont 1918 Limited Edition watch in 18K white gold

In the latest of its limited edition timepieces with a charitable element, London-based Bremont Watch Company will produce a limited edition series of watches commemorating the Royal Air Force (RAF). A percentage of the proceeds will go to “the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA), which has supported current and former RAF personnel for almost 90 years,” Bremont said in a statement.

The watches incorporate materials from four historic aircraft and are available in stainless steel, rose gold and white gold. All are equipped with a dual time zone (GMT) function, and a day/night indicator. The watches are chronographs, and feature a telemeter scale on the bezel. The telemeter “allows the user to approximately measure the distance to an event that can be both seen and heard,” said Giles English, co-founder of Bremont. For example, the function allows the wearer to calculate the distance (in miles) from where lightening struck.

The Bremont 1918 limited edition watch in 18K rose goldcourtesy Bremont

The Bremont 1918 limited edition watch in 18K rose gold

The 1918 watches are powered by a self-winding movement. Notable is the watch’s winding rotor, which contains material from three historical planes from the RAF. Three planes that flew in 1940 are incorporated: a Supermarine Spitfire, Bristol Blenheim and a Hawker Hurricane. A wood veneer from a fourth airplane, the Shuttleworth Collection 1917 SE5a is represented in the center of the rotor.

“One hundred years of military aviation is a phenomenal milestone to reach and certainly one we couldn’t miss celebrating,” said Bremont co-founder Nick English in a statement. “We are thrilled that the Bremont 1918 can help support a charity which has done such an enormous amount in providing welfare and support to those who currently serve, and have previously served, in in the RAF.”