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Bremont H-4 Hercules Stainless Steel Chronometer 43mm | LE300

by Bremont
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Original Price $ 11,895.00
Current Price $ 8,327.00
SKU 24368
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At a time of austerity, one American man defied convention to build the largest aircraft in the world. The Bremont H-4 Hercules Limited Edition chronometer salutes this iconic flying boat of the 1940s. Famously known as the ‘Spruce Goose’, the vast silver ship is as legendary as its inventor, Howard Hughes.

Limited edition of 300 pieces
Ref. H-4-Hercules-SS

The 25 jewel Bremont BWC/02 movement is based on the original proprietary automatic BWC/01 caliber which was built in partnership with movement house, La Joux Perret, and is housed in a beautifully finished 43mm case.

Remarkably, the movement of the Bremont H-4 Hercules has an automatic winding rotor incorporating some original birchwood veneer that took to the air on that famous flight in 1947. The tungsten rotor features this veneer from Howard Hughes’ H-4 Hercules, as four propeller blades. The wood (which was made available only through essential preservation work on the H-4) was carefully shipped to the UK from the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville Oregon, USA, where it was painstakingly cut to size by the renowned bespoke furniture makers Silver lining. Furthermore, original aileron fabric from the aircraft’s control surfaces can be found sewn into the English made bridle leather watch packaging.



TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Movement
- Bremont BWC/02 automatic with 25 jewels
- Glucydur balance
- Nivarox CT balance spring
- Highly efficient double reverser bi-directional winding mechanism
- 28,800bph
- 50+ hour power reserve
- Galvanised NAC (Nickel Anthracite Coating) balance cock
- Barrel bridge and train bridge
- Four bladed propeller rotor constructed using birchwood from the H-4 Hercules fuselage
Functions
- Hours
- Minutes
- Non-hacking small seconds at 9 o’clock
- 24 hour GMT
- Date at 6 o’clock
Case
- Stainless steel in Bremont’s TripTick® construction
- Case diameter 43mm
- Height 14.40mm
- Lug width 22mm
- Screw-down crown.
Case back
- Stainless steel case back with integrated flat sapphire crystal
- 4 screws to compliment case material
Dial & Hands
- Matte black/dark brown metal dial with polished applied
indexes
- Polished nickel hands with SuperLumiNova®
- 24 hour marked dial ring and brushed nickel calendar disc
Crystal
Anti-reflective scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water Resistance
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres
Strap
Vintage leather/brown alligator strap with pin buckle to compliment case material and additional grey NATO strap

Oster Jewelers is an Authorized Bremont Partner