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Bremont DH-88/SS Pilot Watch Limited Edition Shopworn

The Bremont DH-88 Limited Edition celebrates the astonishing de Havilland DH-88 Comet, Grosvenor House, the aircraft that captured the world’s imagination with a phenomenal record-breaking flight in 1934. Fighting exhaustion and significant mechanical challenges, whilst barely stopping for over three days, two men in their pioneering British racing aircraft won the incredible air-race from England to Australia

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During the golden age of flight, the England to Australia record became the goal of many legendary aviators. The Smith brothers first completed the hazardous journey in 1919, taking 27 days and 20 hours. There would be many failures, but repeated attempts saw the time gradually reduced to just over seven days by 1934. The infamous MacRobertson Air Race aimed to, and succeeded in, shrinking that record further and in doing so, encourage the operation of a fast and safe commercial air route to Australia. Using an uprated version of the new Gypsy Six engine, de Havilland developed a streamlined twin-engine aircraft constructed of spruce plywood with a thin tapered cantilever high-speed wing. The aircraft had dual pitch propellers and a manually retractable undercarriage, state of the art features not seen before on British aircraft. The aircraft’s story perfectly encapsulates the core values that inspire Bremont. A tremendous engineering achievement, the Comet completed an adventurous journey that secured its rightful place in aviation history. Through its own example of fine British craftsmanship, the Limited Edition Bremont DH-88, Bremont pays tribute to the Comet.

 

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Timeless Luxury Watches prides itself in selling only the finest watches. Unfortunately, due to frequent handling of a watch in our inventory over the period of a year or more, watches almost always suffer minor wear. Examples of this wear are cosmetic flaws, like hairline scratches, and do not affect timekeeping or reliability. When Timeless has a specific watch that is older than a year with minor visible wear, we classify it as “shopworn.”
Shopworn watches are available at significant savings over new versions of a watch and have the full manufacturer’s warranty. Shopworn watches are never pre-owned. However, shopworn watches do not qualify for the Timeless extended 5 year warranty, and shopworn watches are never eligible for return or exchange, at any time or for any reason.

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