On October 24, 2003, British Airways retired the legendary Concorde, which marked the end of an era when airline passengers could fly on the earth at more than Mach 2 or twice the speed of sound. In the eyes of some people, since then, we seem to have taken a solid step in transportation, but we have not forgotten it. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the birth of this legendary aircraft, Bremont released its latest limited edition watch-the Bremont Supersonic replica watch, which incorporates metal from the actual aircraft.
The brand is no stranger to history-themed limited editions, but in my opinion, Bremont has always brought something interesting to the table. This special watch uses a 43 mm case with Bremont’s first hand-wound movement, an 8-day power reserve, and an indicator on the dial at 12 o’clock. Bremont wanted to capture the feeling of the 1970s with Supersonic. They chose the sunburst silver dial and referenced the highly reflective paint used in the aircraft itself. Due to the extremely high temperature leading to flying at such high altitudes, this coating is needed. The blue hands (steel version) are meant to represent the classic British Airways blue, while the dial at 6 o’clock is outlined by the subtle outline of the aircraft.
One of the most significant aspects of Bremont’s release is the integration of an aircraft into the replica watches review itself. If you remember, there were a few such examples in the Bremont catalog before, such as Bremont 1918 Limited Edition Chronograph GMT. At supersonic speeds, metal from B-BOAB Concorde (or Alpha Bravo) is incorporated into the watch as an engraved aluminum ring around the movement, visible through the back of the sapphire display. In addition, the bridge of the movement is designed with reference to the shape of the Concorde delta wing.
On the one hand, Concorde seems to be an idyllic futuristic idea, and it is hard to believe that these aircraft were first launched nearly 50 years ago. I think it is idealism that makes them good candidates for brands like Bremont to commemorate in this way. By doing this, I believe that the brand has created a very interesting timepiece-their first hand-wound watch with an eight-day power reserve and classic retro inspiration.
Personally, I find it very interesting that Bremont is able to regularly incorporate materials from historical airplanes into their watches-my favorite is Bremont DH-88, which is characterized by airplanes Some spruce plywood. However, I’m sure that this piece will find its place among Concorde fans and watch fans.