The Bremont Limited Edition DH-88
Celebrating the astonishing de Haviland DH-88 comet, Grosvenor House, the aircraft that captured the world’s imagination and attention with a phenomenal record-breaking flight in 1934, this Bremont Limited Edition timepiece has certainly caught ours.
During the golden age of flight, flying from England to Australia in record time became the goal of many legendary aviators. Holding this record often meant that you could lay claim to having one of the fastest aircrafts on the entire planet. You're likely more familiar with the innovative work of the Wright brothers, but it was the Smith brothers, Ross and Kevin, who first completed the hazardous journey in 1919, taking a swift 27 days and 20 hours. There would be many failures throughout the years, but repeated attempts saw the time gradually reduced to just over seven days by 1934.
To commemorate this feat, Bremont has introduced the ‘Limited Edition Bremont DH-88’ chronometer, a special timepiece which has been painstakingly handcrafted at the company’s workshops in an elegant style reminiscent of that 1930s aesthetic. Not only does this watch look good but it can also do good, as a percentage of all proceeds from the sales of the DH-88 watches are being donated to the Shuttleworth Trust - a unique museum that houses over 40 classic flying aircrafts, some of which that are still able to fly.
The Bremont DH-88 also looks undeniably fly, with 282 stainless steel and 82 rose gold cases housing the beautifully finished BE-54AE chronometer rated chronograph movement with GMT functionality. Constructed ensuring the durability and precision Bremont is renowned for, the watch also incorporates original spruce plywood sourced from the undercarriage assembly of the DH-88 itself. When else are you going to get the opportunity to wear a piece of aerospace history on your wrist?
The Bremont DH-88 is priced at Dhs 39,975 and is available at Rivoli stores across the UAE.