Bremont Watch Company is paying homage to the British Royal Air Force’s nearly 100-year history with the introduction of its new 1918 Limited Edition Chronograph GMT. The watch is constructed using materials from vintage RAF planes, making its approach to nostalgia distinctly substantive.
Thoughtful references to the RAF are found throughout, including in the wood and metal veneer rotor with materials taken from WW1- and WW2-era planes. All told, Bremont 1918 watch wearers will literally have parts of a Supermarine Spitfire, a Hawker Hurricane, a 1917 SE5a, and a Bristol Blenheim on their wrists.
The Bremont 1918 wows with advanced features like a 30-minute chronograph, an AM/PM indicator for a second time zone, and an additional hour hand for displaying the second time zone in a 12-hour format.
The 43mm case is available in white gold, rose gold, and stainless steel options, and each variation boasts a different dial color. Beneath the case is the caliber BE-16AE, which beats at 28,800bph and offers 42 hours of reserve power.
Of course, we can’t ignore luxe elements like a sapphire caseback, an automatic chronograph movement, and 328 feet of water resistance.
The limited-edition Bremont timepiece is available starting at $11,495 in stainless steel, $21,495 for rose gold, and $22,995 for white gold, and some of the proceeds will directly benefit the Royal Air Forces Association.