A British luxury watchmaker Bremont has decided to celebrate Boeing’s 100th anniversary by unveiling the new Bremont Boeing 100 Limited Edition Watch which recalls the early days of aviation with the Boeing ‘Totem’ logo set on its vintage brown dial. Boeing is a leading commercial aircraft manufacturer.
For decades, the Chicago-based company have been using brown color for its aircraft cockpits because, according to their research, this color was the most relaxing for crews. Although they have recently switched to gray cockpits, brown has become a classic cockpit color for the American manufacturer. Therefore, the anniversary timepiece is distinguished by the brown color.
The new Boeing 100 Limited Edition Watch features carbon fiber composite from the historically important and technologically advanced Boeing Dreamliner flying test bed airplane, ZA004, which can be found integrated into the crown of each anniversary piece. This newcomer is crafted from Boeing aviation-grade Ti 6-4 titanium. It is a special metal that is noticeably stronger than commercial titanium. This type of titanium is used in both airframes and engine components within the aerospace industry.
The watch is housed in a masculine 43mm case with a lug width of 22mm. The case incorporates an off-white scratch-resistant graduated sapphire bezel which rotates bi-directionally and therefore it can be used for timing and countdowns.
Underneath the front sapphire glass lies a dark matte vintage brown dial with Superluminova coated indexes and hands. The dial features a 12-hour chronograph, date and GMT function. The chrono central sweeping seconds hand has a red tip, while GMT hand comes with the yellow one. A date window is placed diagonally between 4 and 5 o’clock positions.
The anniversary Boeing 100 watch is powered with the Bremont caliber BE-54AE self-winding movement, which is basically the ETA 7754, virtually the Valjoux 7750 with the addition of a GMT hand. The impeccable mechanism is chronometer tested and certified by COSC. The movement is built on 25 jewels, has the beating rate of 28,800 alternations per hour (4 Hz) and it can store enough energy to keep the watch working for approximately 42 hours.
The hands and the time can be set via the crown which also provides the stop-seconds function for accurate time-setting. The case construction offers decent water resistance up to 100 meters (circa 330 feet).
The back view reveals the inner beauty of the watch and also displays Bremont Boeing skeletonized decorated rotor.
The new Boeing 100 Limited Edition is attached to an old-look calfskin leather strap, fitted with a titanium pin buckle. The vintage looking strap is quite sturdy and in my opinion a perfect choice for this anniversary piece.
The watch is produced in the limited number of only 300 specimens. Each of them is individually serial numbered and comes with C.O.S.C certification. The retail price is £5,495 which is approximately $7,130.