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10 Aug

Review of The Bremont de Havilland DH.88 Comet Watch

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Though it’s the Swiss watchmakers that typically get all the love, there are some first rate watchmakers elsewhere in Europe and the UK has one of the very best in the form of Bremont - the brainchild of Nick & Giles English - who are back to doing what they do best...namely, crafting glorious, limited aviation watches.

The timepiece in question on this occasion is the beautifully crafted and aesthetically superior Bremont de Havilland DH.88 Comet Watch which has taken its inspiration from an icon of aviation history, the de Havililland DH.88 Comet Aircraft.

This spectacularly put together timepiece is a commemoration of the aforementioned aircraft and the watch sales will be raising funds for the Shuttleworth Collection so it’s not just a painfully cool accessory, it also has a mighty impressive cause to boot.

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Bremont really are specialists in the creation of aviation style timepieces so it really comes as no surprise whatsoever that they’ve done the de Havilland DH.88 Comet Aircraft proud with their timepiece which not only looks glorious, it also has so many fantastic features that make it a real must have for fans of aviation heritage and history.

Available in two different styles - a stainless steel edition limited to 282 pieces and a striking rose gold offering that’s limited to a mere 82 pieces - the Bremont de Havilland DH.88 Comet Watch has style in abundance and we’re loving its stunning design here at Manhattan Time Service.

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This timelessly stylish offering from British watchmakers, Bremont, has been meticulously put together in their UK workshop and the attention to detail in celebrating what is one of the most striking aircrafts imaginable really is second to none. Drawing much of the aesthetic inspiration for the watch from the aviation scene of the 1930s, it’s clear to see that there will be plenty of watch lovers out there falling for the charms of this classically stylish timepiece - us included!

Bremont watches are synonymous with durability and ruggedness and the de Havilland DH.88 Comet is certainly no exception. Made from the very best materials to ensure the quality of finish, this is one watch that will last a lifetime and likely be passed from generation to generation. As mentioned, these limited edition watches are a nod to an aviation classic and they include original spruce plywood from the undercarriage assembly of the DH.88 Comet aircraft - a pretty neat design touch, we’re sure you’ll agree.

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Each type of this marvelous timepiece boasts a Calibre 13 1/4’’’ BE-54AE automatic chronometer movement with 25 jewels, a Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 42-hour power reserve - so, as you can see, it’s a watch at the very top of its game.

We’re in awe of the phenomenal attention to detail and cracking craftsmanship which has been put into this limited edition offering from Bremont and it’s hard not to be impressed with the Trip-Tick® case construction with scratch-resistant DLC treated case barrel along with the vintage style crowns.

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It’s a fairly large timepiece with a case diameter of 43mm, a height of 16.2mm and a lug width 22mm - but that’s exactly the sort of watch we favor at Manhattan Time Service and few do bold, aviation style timepieces better than Bremont - as this de Havilland DH.88 Comet watch admirably illustrates.

For aviation aficionados, there aren’t that many timepieces available on the market which are genuinely unique and have a real piece of aviation history used in their construction and it is this fact which truly sets Bremont’s latest limited edition apart from the crowd. Needless to say, there are going to be plenty of men who want to get their hands on this one in a million watch and if you want to be one of them, you’re going to need to move quickly.

Available: Bremont


ABOUT THE EDITORIAL STAFF

Practiced horology since the age of 15, successfully took apart, cleaned and assembled a Rolex Submariner Cal. 3135 at the age of 19, further improved his watchmaking skills with NAWCC School of Horology. “It has been 15 years since I took apart my first watch, my goal is to repair every timepiece ever produced”.

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