Brand Exclusive: Bremont Celebrates the History of Military Aviation with NEW Additions to Classic AIRCO Collection
Bremont have recently released a variety of exciting new models and designs for 2018, so here’s all you need to know about the exquisite new additions to the AIRCO range the brand has unveiled.
Following the successful launch of the AIRCO range in 2017, Bremont releases three new additions to the line including the introduction of a MACH 3 model. The brand has seen huge success in producing the 40mm AIRCO watches which has undoubtedly appealed to customers wanting something more compact.
Named after the ‘Aircraft Manufacturing Company Limited’, one of the first British military aircraft manufacturers, the AIRCO collection signalled the first time that Bremont produced a slightly smaller watch geared towards men.
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.
Bremont Co-Founder, Giles English; “Nick and I have always loved our blue dialled watches which have proved rather popular within other ranges over the years. This particular pantone not only looks handsome on the dial but we love the subtle nod to 100 years of British military aviation which is at the heart of what inspired the AIRCO line. These timepieces are designed to be understated classics that can really stand the test of time.”
A natural extension to the range for 2018 also sees the MACH 1 and MACH 2 available in white dial variants. Similar in design to its dark-dialled counterpart, the MACH 1 with satin steel case now boasts a red second hand presenting a distinctive contrast against the white dial. The design has quite a military feel to it, particularly with the vintage C3 lume on the numerals and teamed with a brown vintage leather strap.
The AIRCO MACH 2, featuring a polished stainless steel case and white dial set with applied indexes, remains very classic in style and will sit beautifully alongside the anthracite dial Bremont released in 2017. This was a design, inspired by what would have been more of an officer’s dress watch, that very much responded to a demand for a smarter model that could easily fit under the cuff.
Bremont Co-Founder, Nick English; “Having focused on 43mm watches for many years, the introduction of the AIRCO range last year was really the first deviation from this in terms of the men’s range. We felt it was important to diversify the Bremont offering, adding something a little more compact. Both Giles and I have been surprised by how different it feels on by comparison with the 43mm cases, it’s certainly a very comfortable everyday watch. We’ve been encouraged to see how well the watch has been received since launch, appealing perhaps to a slightly different demographic.”
As with all Bremont timepieces, the AIRCO range is 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
Bremont AIRCO Mach 1
Bremont AIRCO Mach 2
Bremont AIRCO Mach 3