Named after the ‘Aircraft Manufacturing Company Limited’, Bremont AIRCO watches are steeped in historic mystery and fine tuned using some of the company’s highest grade materials. The supreme instruments boast Bremont’s technical three piece ‘Trip-Tick ®’ cases and deliver the time through a beautiful domed sapphire crystal glass lens, treated with a total of nine layers of anti reflective treatment.
Bremont AIRCO watches have been designed for the classic gent. Those individuals who can appreciate the simplicity of a British luxury watch, whose feature-filled spec may not often be on the surface of the design, but lying beneath the scenes. The models from this collection house the smaller but beautifully finished chronometer rated BE-92AE movement. It promises a 38 hour power reserve – perfect for those with an active lifestyle, together with 21 jewels and an elegantly decorated rotor, which can be viewed from the underside of the watch. This intricately crafted movement also comes complete with a Glucydur balance and Anachron balance spring, with Nivaflex 1 mainspring.
Despite both being inspired by WWII pilot’s watches, the two designs differ in their non flieger appeal. The Bremont AIRCO MACH1 watch could be described more as a field watch, with vintage-inspired looks that are nothing short of beautiful. The railway track and orange accents, together with the polished bevel on the edge, looks incredibly fetching on the wrist. The MACH2 is slightly more disciplined. The dressy watch features immaculately polished Arabic numerals which add brightness to the opaline matte metal dial. The monochromatic dial has a small splash of colour in the red 60 minute scale on the chapter ring. The design is quiet but well considered - ideal for those in need of a practical timekeeping tool that doesn’t overdo things on the “flashy” front.
Moving into a little more detail, the Bremont AIRCO MACH1 watch presents the time on a jet black dial, accompanied by bold Arabic numerals. The combination makes it easy to read-off the time instantly and with ease, especially when on the go. A sharp injection of vibrant orange colour has been applied to the second hand which sweeps over the surface of the stealthy black dial, visiting a date aperture every minute, situated at 3 o’clock. Being executed on this smooth, authentic brown calfskin strap, it is clear to see that this watch is the more vintage-inspired of the two. The steel casing of this watch and the second model have both undergone steel hardening technology which simultaneously increases the scratch resistance of the casing too. The Bremont AIRCO MACH2 is finished on a traditional black leather strap with white contrast stitching to create added detail to the design. The polish-finished stainless steel case is built to precise measures of 40mm – a modest size for the gentleman’s wrist, whilst the 40mm satin finished case of the Bremont AIRCO MACH1, boasts a sophisticated touch to this beautiful pilot’s instrument.