The military-minded folks at The Bremont Watch Company have offered up a very exclusive watch for a charity auction which supports the BLESMA & RAFA. The C-17 is a limited edition Bremont chronograph that is normally only available for pilots and crew members of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster 3 military transport vehicle. Bremont has an excellent relationship with many varied military groups as they have produced other limited edition watches sold only to specific groups within the US and British Military.
A full 100% of the proceeds of the C-17 auction will go to two great British Military charities, The British Limbless Ex-Servicemen’s Association (BLESMA) and The Royal Air Force Association (RAFA). The Auction will take place on the 10th of September at the annual 99 Squadron Charity Aircraft Pull at RAF Brize Norton. Both of these charities provide crucial support for vetrans and their families.
The C-17 is a specifically modified version of the Bremont ALT1-Z chronograph which measures 43mm x 16mm and is powered by Bremont’s BE-54AE modified calibre which services time, date, a chronograph with a 12 hr measure and a GMT complication. The C-17 features much of Bremont’s proprietary technology like the Trip-Tick hardend steel case, internal bi-directional rotating bezel with Roto-Click, and a sapphire crystal featuring a robust nine layer antireflective treatment. The C-17’s metal dial shows an etched globe design and its bezel lists the Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) identifiers for airports where the C-17 can land (one for each timezone). The winner of the C-17 piece will also get the rare opportunity to visit the 99 Squadron and tour the RAF Brize Norton airfield.
Bidding will start at 1000 GBP (~ $1640 USD) and bids can even be submitted via an email to Bremont. Non-limited versions of the Bremont ALT1-Z retail for over $5400 USD so the opening price is very reasonable. This is a rare opportunity to simultaneously acquire a very cool and very exclusive Bremont chronograph and support two worthwhile charities that directly impact the lives of British Vetrans. Its hard to imagine a more appealing way to buy such a beautiful watch when you consider that all of the proceeds go directly to charity.
More information can be found on Bremont’s Facebook Page.