British premium watch brand BREMONT presents U-2/51-JET, a new watch model based on the design of the U-2 range which was originally developed for and inspired by a select number of elite military squadrons.
The new timepiece incorporates a striking combination of the brand’s trademark vintage ‘51’ lume, originally found on the Limited Edition P-51, together with heat treated steel blued hands. As well as drawing inspiration from some of the past U-2 models, the U-2/51-JET adds a new dimension to the range taking fresh design cues from a military project commissioned by the RAF’s 100 Squadron to celebrate their centenary and complement their Hawk T1 Jet aircraft.
The 100 Squadron was the first squadron formed for night bombing back in 1917 and its stealthy appearance led to the introduction of a new case and middle barrel colour for this watch, aptly named ‘Jet’. The exhibition case back shows the beautiful automatic movement through tinted black smoked glass.
The U-2/51-JET is tough and durable pilot’s watch thanks to the extensive testing history behind this range and its proven military credibility. Equally this timepiece incorporates some advanced technology including Bremont’s renowned anti-shock rubberised movement mount, designed to withstand the MB ejection seat programme, and Roto-Click® technology on the bidirectional rotating inner bezel which measures 60 minutes.
Modified calibre 11 ½’’’ BE-36AE automatic chronometer, 25 jewels, glucydur balance. Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 38 hour power reserve, Bremont moulded and skeletised decorated rotor.
Hour/minute/second, date at 3H.
Stainless steel DLC Trip-Tick® case construction with Jet black barrel
Patented inner bidirectional Roto-Click® bezel operated by crown at 4H
Case diameter: 43mm, lug width: 22mm
Case Back: Stainless steel DLC with integrated tinted black smoked glass. 6 stainless steel DLC screws
Crystal: Double anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres
Metal dial, Super-LumiNova® coated numerals and blue hands
22mm vintage leather with DLC pin buckle
C.O.S.C chronometer certified. Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification