To celebrate Boeing’s 100th anniversary, Bremont presented at Baselworld 2016 the new Bremont Boeing 100 limited edition. The Boeing 100 watch, limited to only 300 pieces, harks back to the early days of aviation with the beloved Boeing ‘Totem’ logo proudly present on its dark matte vintage brown dial. In recognition of Boeing’s leading position as a commercial aircraft manufacturer, carbon fiber composite from the historically significant and technologically advanced Boeing Dreamliner flying test bed aircraft, ZA004, can be found integrated into the crown of each timepiece.
This anniversary Bremont Boeing 100 limited edition timepiece is manufactured from Boeing aviation-grade Ti 6-4 titanium, a special metal that is significantly stronger than commercial titanium and used widely in both air frames and engine components within the aerospace industry. The case size is 43 mm in diameter with a lug width of 22 mm. The case is wonderfully framed by an off-white scratch-resistant graduated sapphire bezel.
The distinctive brown color of the Boeing 100 was inspired by a cockpit colorr often used in the older Boeing aircraft called ‘Boeing Brown’ which was reportedly designed to make the cockpits more relaxing to be in. The hue also has that more vintage Bakelite look and feel of the older controls. Featuring a 12-hour chronograph, date and GMT function, the dial comes to life thanks to the red accent on the chrono central sweeping seconds hand and the yellow tip on the GMT hand.
On 15th July 1916, Boeing began making the impossible, possible. William E. Boeing started producing a single wooden and linen aircraft, the Boeing Model 1 float-plane, which eventually led to the revolution of how we fly over continents and oceans today. This first Boeing aircraft was assembled in a lakeside hangar located on the northeast shore of Seattle’s Lake Union, close to where Boeing is still based today. The Boeing Company is now the world’s largest aerospace company. Carbon fiber composite from the Boeing Dreamliner flying test bed aircraft, ZA004, can be found integrated into the crown of each timepiece.
Much of Bremont’s heritage and DNA is deeply rooted in aviation. Co-Founders Nick and Giles English, both pilots themselves, set out to make high quality watches of classic design durable enough to withstand any pressure an aviator’s timepiece may endure. Having been Boeing’s watch partner for a number of years, Bremont was very keen to celebrate the aviation company’s incredible history with a rather special and unique timepiece. The new Bremont Boeing 100 is an automatic GMT chronograph watch housing the BE-54AE chronometer rated movement. This movement not in-house is a modified calibre with 25 jewels, 42-hour power reserve and a Boeing skeletonized decorated rotor, all visible via the display case back. The watch is water resistant to a 100 meters.
The new Bremont Boeing 100 Limited Edition is fitted with a rugged oily calfskin leather strap with titanium pin buckle. The strap is very vintage looking and quite sturdy, it is for sure one that will develop a nice patina over time.
On the wrist, the watch wears slightly smaller than its actual size and more like a 42 mm watch. The watch is definitely sporty and somewhat vintage inspired; however, what makes this watch really special is its brown dial paired with such a sturdy vintage looking brown strap. This is a watch that you can easily picture on the wrist of a global traveler as he travels around the Serengeti or down the rain forests of Central America. Since we are suckers from brown dial watches, all we can say is that we love this piece.
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