E.J.CHURCHILL COMMISSIONS BREMONT TO DESIGN A UNIQUE TIMEPIECE FOR ITS 125TH ANNIVERSARY
E.J.Churchill, the English shotgun manufacturer, has commissioned Bremont to build 125 unique watches to celebrate its 125 year history.
Drawing on a number of design features from English shotguns, every watch will be made with Damascus style steel and will incorporate some subtle references to the E.J.Churchill guns, making this watch a must-have for any true shooting enthusiast.
E.J.Churchill has been synonymous with fine handmade English shotguns since 1891 and still today the qualities of traditional craftsmanship are upheld throughout their bespoke range of shotguns and rifles. The style, elegance, reliability and technical innovation of E.J.Churchill guns make them the natural choice for a keen shot.
THE STEEL MANUFACTURING PROCESS
The Damasteel® stainless steel melt is poured into a tall tower; as the liquid passes through a nozzle it is dispersed into droplets with a blast of inert gas. As these droplets fall to the bottom of the tower they solidify into powder. The powder will contain all the alloying elements of the melt and each powder particle is essentially a very small ingot. Then the powder is collected in a carbon steel bucket at the bottom of the tower. Afterwards there is a cold compaction press to allow for the subsequent HIP at high temperature and high pressure. A solid piece of steel will come out of this which already has a perfect structure. At this point Damasteel® takes the product from the steel mill and provides further forging and rolling. Depending on desired pattern, the steel bars are either twisted or coined to create the visual effects of the intricate patterns.
MOVEMENT Calibre 13 1/4’’’ BE-53AE automatic, 27 jewels, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800bph, 42 hour power reserve. Bremont laser cut and decorated rotor.
FUNCTIONS Hour/minute hands, small seconds counter at 9H. Date at 6H. Chronograph centre sweep seconds hand, 30 minute counter at 3H.
CASE Polished, etched and coated Damasteel® stainless steel (commonly known as Damascus Steel), a hot isostatic pressed material produced using powder metallurgy process. Bremont Trip-Tick® construction with scratch resistant DLC treated case barrel. Case diameter 43.00mm, lug width 22.00mm, case thickness 16.00mm.
CASE BACK Stainless steel with integrated flat crystal, 5 stainless steel screws with polished heads.
DIAL Three-piece metal dial with etched and metallised sub dials combined with blue steel hands.
CRYSTAL Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.
WATER RESISTANCE 10 ATM, 100 metres.
RATINGS C.O.S.C chronometer tested.
STRAP Brown Alligator with stainless steel pin buckle.
CERTIFICATION Every watch case and movement is engraved with its Bremont serial number and is accompanied with its C.O.S.C certification.
AVAILABILITY Limited to 125 timepieces.