Bremont Watch Company has joined forces with Boeing to develop a range of mechanical watches that feature the company’s advanced aeroplane materials and a limited edition range that features its aeroplane parts.
Under the new partnership, Bremont has been granted extensive access to Boeing’s material and manufacturing technology at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Sheffield as well as its historical and archival materials.
Bremond co-founder Nick English said the company was excited to combine its award-winning experience in mechanical watch manufacture and design with Boeing’s unrivalled experience in material technology.
“We have had a relationship with Boeing for a number of years through our military projects, but this partnership gives us further access to material and testing facilities that cannot be matched,” he said.
“No other aviation company has such an extensive and prestigious heritage, and it will be a joy to work with Boeing to celebrate this.”
Boeing global brand management director Jim Newcomb said the collaboration with Bremont became a possibility once “we saw their limited edition P-51 watch made with parts of an original North American P-51 Mustang manufactured during World War II”
“Developing a range of watches with the same super hardened steel, aerogels and composite materials found in Boeing aeroplanes today is a unique way of celebrating the history of aviation as we approach our 2016 centennial.”