Bremont AIRCO MACH3/BL “Airco” Gents Stainless Steel Blue Dial Blue Nubuck Leather Strap Watch
“Airco” Gents Stainless Steel Blue Dial Blue Nubuck Leather Strap Watch
Product Code: AIRCO MACH3/BL
Dial Colour: Blue Metal
Dial Shape: Round
Dial Feature: Date
Partially Luminous Hands & Markers
Movement: 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
Calibre: 11 1/2″ BE-92AE
Power Reserve: 38 Hours
Case Material: Hardened stainless steel Bremont Trip-Tick® construction with scratch resistant DLC treated case barrel.
Case Width: 40mm
Case Depth: 12.5mm
Case Feature: Crown
Case Back: Stainless steel with integrated flat crystal, 4 stainless steel screws with polished heads.
Bracelet Material: Blue Nubuck Leather Strap
Bracelet Width: 20mm
Glass:r Double curved anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.
Hour Indicator: Arabic
Water Resistance: 100 Metres
Certificate: C.O.S.C chronometer certified. Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification.
Warranty: 3 Years
Bremont AIRCO MACH 3
The AIRCO model is named after the ‘Aircraft Manufacturing Company Limited’, one of the first British military aircraft manufacturers. The watches are constructed using Bremont’s technical three piece ‘Trip-Tick®’ cases which are produced at the company’s facilities in the UK, housing the smaller but beautifully finished chronometer rated BE-92AE movement. The AIRCO MACH 1 boasts a satin finished case, a military inspired back dial offset with a sweeping orange second hand, and comes on a vintage brown calf leather strap. Harking back to the older classic pilot’s watches in terms of design, and with 2018 marking 100 years of British military aviation, it seemed fitting to extend the range with the addition of the new AIRCO MACH 3 which features the signature military RAF blue on the dial. The watch comes in a satin case finish, the dial bears applied baton index markers inlaid with Super-LumiNova® and the red tip of the seconds hand makes for a smart contrast against the blue dial.
As a brand Bremont is immensely passionate about bringing ‘industrial scale’ watch making back to British shores and is under no illusions of how difficult and long a journey this will be. When I say ‘industrial scale’ I refer to the goal of manufacturing several thousand watches a year in the UK. The Company was started in 2002 with the first watches being launched in 2007, and since this time, there has been a progressive moving over of the necessary horological skill-set to Bremont’s two facilities in the UK. The first drive was to train-up and also hire competent watch makers and assemblers capable of developing, servicing and assembling mechanical watches. This can now be found at Bremont’s workshop in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. The second was the desire to start manufacturing its own watch parts. Bremont now manufactures its own cases and some movement parts at its facility in Silverstone, UK. It is an investment that the brand is immensely proud of in an industry so dependent on Switzerland. Bremont is currently the only watch brand in the UK manufacturing cases and selected watch parts in the UK on any scale (probably since Smith’s in the 1960’s). Whilst there is certainly much more to be achieved, it is certainly a development and direction that can only be seen as a positive one for the future of watch making in the UK.