MATWATCHES, the leading French company in the manufacture of military & aviator watches, in partnership with IRON MAIDEN vocalist Bruce Dickinson, presents the limited edition, official Bruce Aeris quartz chronograph pilot’s watch. Produced to commemorate Bruce piloting the band’s customized Boeing 747 jumbo jet Ed Force One, around the world on The Book Of Souls 2016 World Tour which carried Iron Maiden, their crew and over 20 tons of stage equipment across six continents.
The bespoke professional pilot’s watch will be strictly limited to 666 individually numbered pieces packaged in a Collectors’ Box accompanied by a certificate of authenticity personally signed by Bruce Dickinson & a photo of the plane that completed some 61,518 miles (99,003 km) and 48 sectors of service on The Book of Souls 2016 World Tour. The watches are available on a first come, first served basis from www.bruceaeris.com retailing at £666 (£799.20 including VAT).
Registration of interest to purchase them opens on July 29th 2016 with the first batch of watches ready to be shipped by the first week of August.
The official Bruce Aeris chronograph quartz is a technical and operational product which is identified by its black steel, interchangeable straps and with its high resistance to shocks, traction, bad weather and extreme conditions. The luminous index of its dial is manufactured in Super Luminova BGW9 and its reinforced sapphire glass provides legibility under numerous circumstances. This model was tested to be waterproof at 200 meters thanks to its screw-in crown and pushers.
About Bruce Dickinson
Bruce Dickinson is best known as lead singer of Iron Maiden, one of the most internationally successful rock bands of all time, with over 90 million album sales in their career to date. He is also a commercial airline captain with a lifelong and varied interest in all things aviation; Bruce owns a Fokker Dr1 Triplane which he flies as a member of the Great War Display Team performing aerobatic displays throughout Europe and he is an investor in the HAV Airlander, a UK airship venture to manufacture lighter-than-air hybrid transport aircraft.
When not on tour or recording with Iron Maiden, Bruce spends much of his time at Cardiff Aviation Limited, an aircraft maintenance facility in Wales which he founded in 2012 with fellow pilot Mario Fulgoni. Cardiff Aviation specialises in heavy maintenance of Airbus and Boeing commercial aircraft and the training of pilots.
Model: MATWATCHES AG5 CH BRUCE AERIS CHRONOGRAPH
Swiss Made Quartz Chronograph Ronda 5021.D
Material: Stainless steel, 316L PVD black
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire glass, 4mm thickness
Case back: Steel 316L PVD black
Bezel: Unidirectional bezel
Screw down crown and pushers (Reversed pushers)
Diameter: 44mm without crown protection
Waterproof up to 200 meters/660 ft
Index and hands with BGW9 Superluminova
Delivered with 3 interchangeable straps
– 1 tawny barenia leather strap
– 1 black tactical strap
– 1 canvas sand strap
Numbered limited series
– Engraving background
– Special Edition produced in limited series of 666 pieces