For decades, the remarkable Concorde airliner travelled at twice the speed of sound, halving transatlantic flight times for over 2.5 million British Airways passengers. Bolstered by aluminium construction and a Rolls-Royce/Snecma Olympus 593 turbojet engine, the commercial plane delivered sheer supersonic awesomeness until its last flight in 2003. To celebrate Concorde’s 50th anniversary, British luxury watchmaker Bremont has unleashed its own sleek and powerful stunner. As one might have guessed, that watch goes by the name of Supersonic.
Touting an elegant vintage aesthetic, the Bremont Supersonic features a sunburst white dial, which takes direct inspiration from Concorde’s reflective paint. Another visual cue is the blue hands on the dial, drawing upon the plane’s iconic livery. Also present on the watch face is an understated Concorde silhouette on the second-hand subdial. Under the skin is brand’s first-ever manual wind movement. It’s visible through the caseback, where aluminium from the plane has been machined into a decorated ring.
In addition to Concorde aluminium, the Bremont Supersonic incorporates actual metal from the G-BOAB Concorde, also known as Alpha Bravo. Not only did this particular plane sent a distance record when it flew 4,565 miles from Washington to Nice, but it formerly reached a top speed of Mach 2.05 at a height of 63,500ft. Suffice to say, it was one heck of a plane, and Bremont certainly pays tribute to it in style. The Bremont Supersonic will be limited to 300 steel, 100 white gold and 100 rose gold pieces.