Bremont P-51 Watch - Tribute to 1944 Mustang WWII Aircraft

Feb 03, 2011
The horological company Bremont has offered its new P-51 watch, inspired by the famous 1944 Mustang WWII aircraft - P-51K-10. Built in Texas, the plane was used in WWII in the Pacific, when fighting the Japanese. Later on, it was involved in military activity in other parts of Asia. Nick-named "Fragile by Agile", the plane eventually found its home in the UK.

The original aluminum from its fuselage is employed in manufacturing of both the dial and the movement of the new Bremont watch. The brand utilized its B-EBE2000 technology to create a hardened steel Trip-Tick case. This technique involves bombarding the metal with electrons in order to increase its hardness.

The case is 16 mm thick and measures 43 mm in diameter. The stainless steel back side of the model boasts an integrated flat crystal and 5 stainless steel screws with polished heads.

The case carries an internally rotating bezel, operated by a crown at 8 o’clock. The second crown is revealed at 3 o’clock. It is supported by two push-pieces, located at 2 and 4 o’clock. The water-resistance of the case is assured down to 100 meters.

The new P-51 watch exposes a domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal, which makes scratches virtually non-existent. Beneath this glass there is a metal dial, dressed in a cheerful combination of colors. It is completed with oversized Arabic numerals, presented at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. They are joined by dot-shaped hour-markers.

Taking care of hours, minutes and seconds are artistically designed nickel hands, highlighted with Superluminova. The date indication is offered in a round aperture at 4 o’clock. The impressive chronograph counter, made of aluminum, is revealed at 12 o’clock. Brimming with energy, the display also shows UTC time, which can be read off from a 24-hour UTC hand.

Animating the functions mentioned is a modified Swiss BE-54A automatic chronometer movement, which comes with the COSC certification. It incorporates a Glucydur balance wheel, an Anachron balance spring and a Nivaflex 1 mainspiring. Adorned with 25 jewels, the mechanism operates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers a 42-hour power reserve.

A tanned embossed calf-skin leather strap with a stainless steel solid deployant buckle and an engraved security clasp rounds off the consummate appearance of the new Bremont watch. The issue of the extraordinary model is strictly limited to just 251 pieces.

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