Following the successful launch of the AIRCO range in 2017, Bremont releases three new additions to the line including the introduction of a MACH 3 model. The brand has seen huge success in producing the 40mm AIRCO watches which has undoubtedly appealed to customers wanting something more compact.
Named after the ‘Aircraft Manufacturing Company Limited’, one of the first British military aircraft manufacturers, the AIRCO collection signalled the first time that Bremont produced a slightly smaller watch geared towards men.
Harking back to the older classic pilot’s watches in terms of design, and with 2018 marking 100 years of British military aviation, it seemed fitting to extend the range with the addition of the new AIRCO MACH 3 which features the signature military RAF blue on the dial. The watch comes in a satin case finish, the dial bears applied baton index markers inlaid with Super-LumiNova® and the red tip of the seconds hand makes for a smart contrast against the blue dial.
A natural extension to the range for 2018 also sees the MACH 1 and MACH 2 available in white dial variants. Similar in design to its dark-dialled counterpart, the MACH 1 with satin steel case now boasts a red second hand presenting a distinctive contrast against the white dial. The design has quite a military feel to it, particularly with the vintage C3 lume on the numerals and teamed with a brown vintage leather strap.
The AIRCO MACH 2, featuring a polished stainless steel case and white dial set with applied indexes, remains very classic in style and will sit beautifully alongside the anthracite dial Bremont released in 2017.
As with all Bremont timepieces, the AIRCO range is constructed using Bremont’s technical three piece ‘Trip-Tick®’ cases which are produced at the company’s facilities in the UK, housing the smaller but beautifully finished chronometer rated BE-92AE movement.
Modified calibre 11 ½’’’ BE-92AE automatic chronometer fitted with Bremont decorated rotor and 21 jewels, Glucydur balance and Anachron balance spring, with Nivaflex 1 mainspring. Rated frequency of 28,800 A/h with 38-hour minimum power reserve.
Hour, minute and sweeping second hands, date at 3H.
Hardened stainless steel Bremont Trip-Tick® construction with scratch resistant DLC treated case barrel
Case diameter 40mm, lug width 20mm, case thickness 12.5mm
Case Back: Stainless steel with integrated flat crystal, 4 stainless steel screws with polished heads
Double curved anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres
Opalin matt metal dial with integrated dial ring and Super-LumiNova® coated numerals and markers
Nickel satin hands with Super-LumiNova®
20mm vintage leather strap or stainless steel bracelet
C.O.S.C chronometer certified. Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification