Bremont Wright Flyer LE Black Dial Stainless Steel- Ref. WF-SS
THE FABRIC: FROM THE FIRST MEN IN THE AIR TO THE FIRST MAN ON THE MOON
Following the incident at Kitty Hawk, the Flyer was crated up and stored in a Dayton basement. When the Miami River burst its banks in 1913, the basement flooded leaving the aircraft sat in mud and water for eleven days. In 1916 Orville repaired and restored it for a series of static displays, leaving only the outer wing panels covered in the original unbleached Pride of the West muslin, hand-stitched in place by Wilbur himself. A further restoration in 1925 replaced the entire fabric, yet when Orville passed away in 1948 his family discovered that he had kept large portions of the 1903 muslin.
Over time, small parts of that fabric have been donated to aeronautical friends and institutions. Its importance to aviation history was aptly recognised in 1969, when Neil Armstrong took man’s first steps on the moon carrying a piece in his spacesuit pocket.
Movement - Bremont BWC/01 33.4mm Automatic with 25 jewels, Glucydur balance, Nivarox CT balance spring and Nivaflex 1 mainspring. Highly efficient double reverser bi-directional winding mechanism to achieve 28,800bph and 50+ hour power reserve. The BWC/01 is elegant and beautifully finished with many of its constituent parts being crafted at Bremont’s workshops in Henley-on-Thames.
Each Bremont Wright Flyer Limited Edition rotor features some of the original muslin material used to cover the 1903 Wright Flyer aircraft. The muslin is layered between the period decorated rotor plate and a sapphire crystal window.
Functions - Central hour and minute hand with a running seconds hand at 9 o’clock.
Case - Polished stainless steel featuring Bremont’s Trip-Tick® case construction with integrated decoration ring. 43mm case diameter with standard 22mm lug width and a case thickness of 14mm including the crystal.
Case back - Exhibition type with integrated domed crystal, secured with 4 polished headed screws. Engraved markings with specific limited edition serial number.
Dial - Metal dial with black base colour, decorated with period numerals and Wright Flyer date specific ‘1903’ sub-dial. Bespoke Bremont SuperLumiNova® luminous coating.
Crystal - Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.
Water resistance - 10 ATM, 100 metres.
Bracelet - Alligator strap with polished stainless steel pin buckle.
Availability - Limited to 300 watches.