British watchmaker Bremont has built on the partnership it formed with aerospace giant Boeing last year to create a new collection of watches that it has unveiled at Baselworld.
Bremont’s co-founders Nick and Giles English are both pilots themselves and set out to make high quality watches of classic design durable enough to withstand any pressures that an aviator’s timepiece may endure.
Having seen a fantastic response to the debut Model 1 and Model 247 timepieces, Bremont has made further additions to the range after working closely with Boeing and the Advanced Material Research Centre at the University of Sheffield to develop exclusive new manufacturing processes.
The results of these efforts are the new Bremont Boeing Model 1 and Model247 Titanium GMT timepieces, manufactured from Boeing aviation-grade Ti 6-4, a special titanium that is significantly stronger than commercial titanium and used widely in both airframes and engine components.
This is the first time that Bremont will be offering lightweight aviation grade titanium cases in any of its core range pieces. New GMT functionality in these Boeing models extends the current range and also responds to a demand led by the flying fraternity.
Taking forward the GMT success already exhibited in select Bremont ranges, these Boeing timepieces feature a very clear GMT hand, using a tried and tested format seen on the Terra Nova. Designed for absolute clarity and legibility, white SuperLumiNova hands stand out against a black (Model 1) or dark grey (Model 247) base dial with highly visible applied indexes also using SuperLumiNova.
The signature Boeing ‘tick’, a nod to the aerospace company’s logo, can also be found at the end of the centre seconds on Model 1 and chronograph seconds on the Model 247 hands.
Nick English, Bremont co-founder, said: “It’s fantastic to be working with a company like Boeing and the response we have had from the introduction of the Bremont Boeing range of watches last year was very special. This year, having again worked hard on the technical specification with Boeing, the new GMT models were born.
“The beautifully simple clarity of the dial, twinned with the lighter aviation grade titanium case and the ceramic bezel, means that we have achieved everything we set out to do with these wonderful timepieces. We’ve only just begun in terms of what the two companies can do together and there will be a lot more exciting projects to come, particularly surrounding Boeing’s upcoming centenary year.”
The clean design of the Model 1 timepiece was originally designed to reflect the early simplicity of Boeing’s very first aircraft design, while the Model 247 was inspired by Boeing’s progressive twin-engined Model 247 airliner from the 1930s.