The Battle of Britain Collection

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The Battle of Britain Collection


Limited to 80 box sets
Complimentary Spitfire Experience Flight included
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You will receive your watches in July/August

The Battle of Britain Collection


Limited to 80 box sets
Complimentary Spitfire Experience Flight included
Read Terms & Conditions

POA

You will receive your watches in July/August

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As a tribute to the anniversary of the Battle of Britain, Bremont has created a rather special box set containing two timepieces in its honour. Included with each box set is an incredible opportunity for the customer to fly in a Spitfire which fought in the major air campaign in 1940. Only 80 Battle of Britain sets will be produced. The limited run of box sets each comprises a pair of watches inspired by the two iconic aircraft that defended the nation, the Spitfire and the Hurricane.

The Battle of Britain was a major air campaign fought over southern England in the summer and autumn of 1940. After the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk and the Fall of France, Germany planned to gain air supremacy in preparation for an invasion of Great Britain. The pilots of RAF Fighter Command, flying iconic aircraft including the Hurricane and Spitfire, were supported by a vast network of ground crew during the battle. Ultimately, the Luftwaffe was defeated by Fighter Command, forcing Hitler to abandon his invasion plans.


THE BOB SPITFIRE

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Paying homage to Bremont’s first historic limited edition, the EP120, the dial design of the chronograph is inspired by the Smiths clocks that can be found in the Spitfires that flew during the Battle of Britain. Based on the specification of the ALT1-ZT model, the ‘Bremont BOB Spitfire’ has a closed case back featuring a beautifully stamped top profile of the aircraft from which it draws inspiration, namely the Supermarine Spitfire, the most widely produced and strategically important British single-seat fighter of World War II.

MOVEMENT
Modified calibre 13 ¼’’’ BE-54AE automatic chronometer, 25 jewels, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800bph, 42 hour power reserve. Bremont decorated skeletised rotor.

FUNCTIONS
Hour, minute, second, date at 4H, chronograph small counters with seconds 30 minutes and 12 hours, 24 hour GMT hand.

CASE
DLC treated Bremont Trip-Tick® construction with scratch resistant case barrel. Case diameter 43mm, lug width 22mm, case thickness 16mm.

CASE BACK
DLC treated case back with 5 screws.

DIAL
Metal dial, coated nickel hands with Super-LumiNova® luminous coating.

CRYSTAL
Anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.

WATER RESISTANCE
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres.

STRAP
Vintage black leather strap with off-white side stitch and DLC treated pin buckle.

CERTIFICATION
Chronometer rated to ISO 3159 standard.


THE BOB HURRICANE

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The Spitfire is renowned for winning victory laurels in the Battle of Britain along with the Hawker Hurricane, the aircraft which inspires

the 40mm ‘Bremont BOB Hurricane’. Based on the Airco, this model takes design cues from the clocks seen in the iconic Hurricane. Turning the BOB Hurricane over reveals its closed case back featuring a stamped profile of the British single-seat fighter aircraft.

MOVEMENT
Modified calibre 11 1/2’’’ BE-92AE automatic chronometer fitted with Bremont decorated rotor and 21 jewels, Glucydur balance and Anachron balance spring, with Nivaflex 1 mainspring. Rated frequency of 28,800 A/h with 38-hour minimum power reserve.

FUNCTIONS
Hour, minute and sweeping second hands, with stop second function and date at 3H, adjusted via screwdown decorated crown.

CASE
Hardened stainless steel Bremont Trip-Tick® construction with scratch resistant DLC treated case barrel. Case diameter 40mm. Overall height 12.5mm. Strap lug width 20mm.

CASE BACK
Stainless steel case back with 4 stainless steel screws with polished heads.

DIAL
Metal dial, coated nickel hands with Super-LumiNova® luminous coating.

CRYSTAL
Anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.

WATER RESISTANCE
Water resistant to 10 ATM,
100 metres.

STRAP
Vintage brown leather bund strap and stainless steel pin buckle.

CERTIFICATION
Chronometer rated to ISO 3159 standard.


SPITFIRE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE

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Each customer will be eligible for a flight in a Spitfire at Duxford in the UK, which is included in the purchase of the watch set. Bremont has arranged this with its partners, the Aircraft Restoration Company, offering each customer an unforgettable and commemorative experience. The box in which these beautiful pieces sit has a disc which can be engraved with the date of said flight.

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Images credit George L. Romain


ENGINEERED IN BRITAIN

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The Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane were true feats of British engineering and their iconic designs are still viewed in awe today. Bremont is determine to reinvigorate the engineering of timepieces on these shores and as such, each pair of Battle of Britain timepieces are hand-built by skilled watchmakers at its workshops in Henley-on-Thames, UK.

WHAT'S IN THE BOX?

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The Bremont Battle of Britain Collection comes in a beautiful presentation box containing the technical notes, warranty documentation and Spitfire Flight Experience terms and conditions. Uniquely, each box features a plaque which is designed to be engraved with the date in which the customer's spitfire flight has taken place, so that the collection of watches and the experience of taking to the skies in one of Britain's most iconic aircraft can be paired forever.

THE BOB SPITFIRE

The Aircraft

Designed around a 1,000-horsepower, 12-cylinder, liquid-cooled Rolls-Royce PV-12 engine (later dubbed the Merlin), the Spitfire first flew in March 1935. It had superb performance and flight characteristics, and deliveries to operational Royal Air Force (RAF) squadrons commenced in the summer of 1938.

Movement

The modified calibre 13 ¼’’’ BE-54AE automatic chronometer features 25 jewels and achieves a 42 hour power reserve. Functions include hour, minute, second, date at 4H, chronograph small counters with seconds 30 minutes and 12 hours, 24 hour GMT.

Design

Paying homage to Bremont’s first historic limited edition, the EP120, the dial design of the chronograph is inspired by the Smiths clocks that can be found in the Spitfires that flew during the Battle of Britain.

Technology

The Spitfire features a DLC treated Bremont Trip-Tick® case construction with patented inner bi-directional Roto-Click® bezel allowing the 24 hour functionality to be used to calculate dual time-zones and time of trip.

Packaging

Each Battle of Britain Collection comes beautifully packaged in a truly commemorative presentation box.

TAKE TO THE SKIES

Each customer will be eligible for a flight in a Spitfire at Duxford in the UK, which is included in the purchase of the watch set. Bremont has arranged this with its partners, the Aircraft Restoration Company, offering each customer an unforgettable and commemorative experience. The box in which these beautiful pieces sit has a disc which can be engraved with the date of said flight.

THE BOB HURRICANE

Design

Based on the Airco, this model takes design cues from the clocks seen in the iconic Hurricane. Turning the BOB Hurricane over reveals its closed case back featuring a stamped profile of the British single-seat fighter aircraft.

Movement

The modified calibre 11 1/2’’’ BE-92AE automatic chronometer features 21 jewels and achieves a 38 hour power reserve. Functions include hour, minute and sweeping second hands, with stop second function and date at 3H, adjusted via screwdown decorated crown.

The Aircraft

The Hurricane was a British single-seat fighter aircraft manufactured by Hawker Aircraft, Ltd., in the 1930s and ’40s. The Hurricane was numerically the most important British fighter during the critical early stages of World War II.

Technology

The Hurricane features a 40mm hardened stainless steel Bremont Trip-Tick® case construction. Nine layers of anti-reflective treatment are applied to both sides of the sapphire crystals and B-EBE2000 hardening technology makes Bremont watch cases an average of seven times harder and more scratch-resistant than other watches.

Packaging

Each Battle of Britain Collection comes beautifully packaged in a truly commemorative presentation box.

READ THE BROCHURE

To find out more about the histories of these iconic aircraft and this incredibly special limited edition box set, read our Battle of Britain inspired brochure.

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