Boeing Model 247
Inspired by Boeing’s progressive twin-engined Model 247 airliner from the 1930s, Bremont’s unique chronograph has two sub-dials that reflect the aircraft’s radial engines. Like the Model 1 timepiece, the case is manufactured from Custom 465® Stainless Steel. The Bremont Trip-Tick® case construction incorporates a screw down crown and chrono-pushers. The Model 247 also features an exhibition sapphire crystal case back through which the automatic chronometer movement can be seen.
By 1933 aircraft design had moved forward rapidly, with Boeing at the forefront of innovation. The twin-engined Boeing Model 247 was a major advance in passenger air travel. Focused on both safety and speed, it was the first twin airliner able to fly on one engine only, and the airframe incorporated revolutionary design features like autopilot, control surface trim tabs and de-icing capability. The Model 247 set a new trans-continental speed record, transiting a phenomenal eight hours faster than any previous aeroplane. Passengers could travel non-stop across the US continent for the very first time. Used by both civilian and military operators, the Model 247 set the standard for basic airline design for the next decade.
Specification Price £4,695.00
|Movement||Modified calibre 13 1/4” BE-50AE automatic chronometer, 28 jewels, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 42-hour power reserve, Bremont Boeing moulded and skeletonised decorated rotor.|
|Functions||Hour/minute/second, date at 4.5H, chronograph small counters with seconds and 30 minutes.|
|Case||Custom 465® Stainless Steel Bremont Trip-Tick® construction with scratch resistant DLC treated case barrel. Case diameter 43mm, lug width 22mm.|
|Case back||Custom 465® Stainless Steel exhibition case back.|
|Dial||Metal dial with Super-LumiNova® coated hands and numerals|
|Crystal||Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.|
|Water Resistance||10 ATM, 100 metres.|
|Ratings||C.O.S.C chronometer tested.|
|Certification||Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification.|