Here is a nice new piece from Bremont that you can’t get. Bremont will produce these C17 Globemaster watches for a select group of “pre-selected” military personnel to get one – basically for one squadron as I understand it. The pieces will be highly limited as well. Each Bremont C17 Globemaster will be limited to just 50 pieces, and it comes in a few versions if I understand correctly.
The watch is meant to honor the high-tech C17 cargo plane. I don’t think there was ever a cooler looking cargo plane than the C17 Globemaster III. This is probably one of the most modern planes that a watch has been based on. Usually it is a historic plane that gets the “timepiece treatment.” Bremont, a primarily aviator watch brand, is said to have worked closely with C17 pilots in developing the watch.
Not sure about the size but I would guess in the 43mm wide range. The Trip-Tick style case is in hardened steel with a domed sapphire crystal and exhibition back. The dial is a new direction for Bremont and comes in various color tones. The face has a sort of globe pattern to it with a new style of large lume covered hands and applied hour markers. Under the Bremont logo is a little image of the C17 plane.
Inside the watch is a modified BE-54AE movement. This is a base ETA Valjoux 7750 with a GMT module on it that has been highly decorated and given a custom rotor. The automatic rotor is meant to look like a view into one of the C17’s large jet engines. The movement is also COSC Chronometer certified and visible through the display back.
The case features Bremont’s Roto-Click internal rotating bezel. Here the internal bezel has the names of various military based on it. I believe it is used as a sort of world timer, but using military bases as the reference cities in all 24 time zones. There is also a nice dedicated 24 hour scale for the GMT hand.
The Bremont C17 Globemaster isn’t available to the general public, but I have a feeling a version design elements of it might show up in future models. On Bremont’s website the watch is listed, but only the special people the piece was made for can get it. These are certain to be collectors items in the future if you can ever get one.