Bremont presented the Wright Flyer, its latest limited edition watch, and the brand’s first in-house movement at a glittering black tie launch event at London’s Science Museum last night.
The watch, which features muslin material from the world’s first powered aeroplane on its self-winding rotor, follows the EP120, P-51, Victory, Codebreaker special editions, all of which feature original material from historic vessels or points in time.
The cloth featured in the Wright Flyer was taken from the wings of the 1903 Wright Flyer aircraft,that the Wright Brothers famously flew at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in December 1903.
The BWC/01 movement has been designed and developed in Britain with many of the components being crafted at Bremont’s Henley-on-Thames workshops. The 25 jewel, 33.4mm movement features a 50 hour power reserve, Glucydur balance and hairspring, adjusted via micro-metric screw.
The self-winding movement features central hour and minutes hands and small running seconds at the 9 o’clock position.
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.”
Versions will be created in steel, rose gold and white gold with 300, 100 and 50 pieces being created respectively.
Proceeds from the limited edition Wright Flyer will go towards the restoration of the Wright family home in Dayton, Ohio.