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Celebrating its recent partnership with Rolls-Royce and the brand’s all-electric speed record attempt, Bremont has released the new ionBird timepiece.

Flight has inspired and benefited us all – ok, perhaps not so much these days, but in general it’s a great thing. The question today is how aviation meets the demands of a growing, more connected society with sustainable, net zero carbon power. A race for that change has started and Rolls-Royce is pioneering this aviation revolution. 

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Bremont, in its role as Official Timing Partner, has partnered with Rolls-Royce on its all-electric speed record attempt. A dedicated team has been developing the plane, aptly called the Spirit of Innovation, and is aiming for the zero-emissions aircraft to be the fastest in history, surpassing the current record of 213mph (342km/ph) by reaching speeds over 300mph (482km/ph) early next year. 

Celebrating its recent partnership with Rolls-Royce and the brand's all-electric speed record attempt, Bremont has released the new ionBird timepiece.

Aside from being a pinnacle of engineering, Spirit of Innovation marks a partnership between two global companies with British roots dedicated to precision engineering. Rolls-Royce has an incredible history of supporting record flying speed attempts dating back to the remarkable Schneider Trophies of the early 1930s, when R J Mitchell’s Supermarine S.6B flew to victory powered by the state-of-the-art Rolls-Royce ‘R’ engine.  Bremont has previously paid homage to these incredible achievements with its Supermarine range of diving watches.

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Bremont was involved in the design of the plane’s cockpit, which features a Bremont stopwatch, and also machined parts of the canopy release at its Henley-on-Thames manufacturing facility. To mark the new collaboration, Bremont has released the Bremont ionBird, a new mechanical chronometer that the test pilots will be wearing for the development and record-breaking flights.

Celebrating its recent partnership with Rolls-Royce and the brand's all-electric speed record attempt, Bremont has released the new ionBird timepiece.

The Bremont ionBird uses a lightweight aviation grade titanium 43mm case and houses a BE-93AE chronometer rated GMT movement which is safely cushioned against shock using Bremont’s proprietary ‘Anti-Shock’ technology inside the case. Two time zones are clearly displayed on the very readable dial, and there’s a nod to the early days of aviation with vintage feel numerals and bronze hands. The watch will be available on a brown nubuck strap. 

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