The newest addition to the award-winning British brand celebrates the astonishing De Havilland DH-88 Comet, the aircraft that amazed the world in 1934 with a record-breaking air-race from England to Australia. Fighting exhaustion and significant mechanical challenges, whilst barely stopping for over three days, the Smith brothers in their pioneering British airplane won the flying competition.
To honour this record breaking achievement and to raise funds for the Shuttleworth collection, Bremont launches the ‘Limited edition Bremont DH-88’ chronometer. This unique watch made in England features an elegant style inspirited by the wonderful 1930s era. With limited numbers in stainless steel and rose gold cases, these house the beautifully finished Be-54AE chronometer rated chronograph movement with GMT functionality. Constructed to ensure the durability and precision Bremont is known for, the watch also features original spruce plywood from the undercarriage assembly of this winning aircraft.
Bremont Polished Steel 43mm ‘de Havilland DH-88 Comet’ Watch
The timepiece features a hardened polished stainless steel 43mm case and bezel with DLC treated case barrel and vintage style crowns, presented on a dark brown alligator leather strap. This limited edition men’s watch has a matte-black metal dial with decorated and period Arabic numerals, and opaline silver-white sub dials with the DH-88 designation.
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Bremont 18ct Rose Gold 43mm ‘de Havilland DH-88 Comet’ Watch
With an 18ct rose gold 43mm case and bezel with DLC treated case barrel, the watch has vintage style crowns, again presented on a dark brown alligator leather strap. This limited edition timepiece features a matte-black metal dial with decorated and period Arabic numerals and opaline silver-white sub dials with DH-88 designation. The DH-88-RG has a “face” to remember with solid 18ct rose gold rounded hands with Super-Luminova centre fill.
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Both versions of the Bremont 2016 Limited Edition de Havilland DH-88 Comet stand out with an exhibition style case back with integrated flat crystal and engraved markings with specific limited edition serial number. The exclusivity of the DH-88 Limited Edition is also down to the automatic chronometer movement with a rotor featuring some of the spruce plywood used in the original 1934 de Havilland Comet ‘Grosvenor House’.