The Bremont 2016 limited edition Dh88, showcasing at this year’s SalonQP and due to be released shortly after, celebrates the de havilland Dh-88 comet, the aircraft that completed a record-breaking flight in the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race.
Handcrafted in the company’s workshops in England and in a style reminiscent of the 1930s, the piece’s 282 stainless steel and 82 rose gold cases house the Be-54ae chronometer rated chronograph movement.
Designed to ensure durability and precision, the timepieces also incorporate original spruce plywood from the undercarriage assembly of the aircraft.
Bremont co-founders Nick and Giles English, themselves pilots of de Havilland aircraft, feel a strong affinity for the comet.
He says: “That golden age of aviation is a period we have always loved. We were inspired by the great races of that time and the comet, a true feat of engineering, is one of the most famous historic racing aircraft out there. The fact it’s still flying is amazing.”