Aviation-themed British brand celebrates the infamous ‘Spruce Goose’ flying boat with the launch of three limited editions.
Bremont H-4 Hercules comes in steel, rose gold, and platinum
Bremont pays tribute to the aircraft of the 1940s engineered by Howard Hughes himself and famously known as the ‘Spruce Goose’ with a nicely finished 43mm pilot’s watch featuring central hours and minutes, GMT functionality, small seconds, a date, and a cool story to tell. You see, its automatic winding rotor, designed in a shape of propeller blades, incorporates some original birchwood veneer took to the air on a famous 2-minutes flight in 1947. The wood was carefully shipped to the UK from the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville Oregon, USA, where the ‘Spruce Goose’ exhibits. And of course, this rotor is visible through the transparent caseback.
Bremont H-4 Hercules
The Bremont H-4 Hercules is limited to just 300 stainless steel, 75 rose gold and 75 platinum pieces, and comes with the matt black or dark brown dial with polished applied indexes and polished nickel or rose gold hands. The watch has a 50+ hours of power reserve, quite a handy water-resistance of 100 meters and is supplied with a vintage leather or brown alligator strap as well as the additional grey NATO one. The Bremont BWC/02 movement is based on the original proprietary automatic BWC/01 calibre built in partnership with the Swiss movement maker La Joux Perret.
This winding rotor has quite a story to tell