London based luxury watch-maker Bremont has recently launched The Wright Flyer, a watch powered by its first in-house movement, Calibre BW-01.
BW-01 has been designed and developed in the UK, and its baseplate, bridges, rotor and some of the screws are all made at Bremont’s manufacturing facility in Henley. The calibre is stamped ‘London’.
Embedded into this Bremont watch is a small piece of the muslin material used to wrap The Wright Flyer, the first heavier-than-air plane, flown by the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk, South Carolina, in 1903.
It’s hermetically sealed under a sapphire crystal window in the rotor and was given to the brand by Amanda Wright Lane, the Wright brothers’ great grandniece.
Bremont has done a great job on the movement – it’s beautifully finished and has a 50-hour power reserve. There are three versions of the Bremont Wright Flyer watch: steel with a black dial (300 pieces) and rose and white gold pieces (100 and 50 respectively), both with white dials. Each is 43mm in diameter and has an oversized onion crown.