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Buy two watches, get a free flight in a Spitfire

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:49 pm
by Thegreyman
The new Bremont Battle of Britain Collection - purchase the set of two limited edition (80) watches for £14,995 and you get a free flight in a Spitfire.

That probably isn't bad vfm for such a unique experience, may already be sold out.

https://www.bremont.com/collections/battle-of-britain

Re: Buy two watches, get a free flight in a Spitfire

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:02 pm
by Bungle-ator
Ach, spend 5% of that on a CW from the showroom and then have a go of the spitfire simulator in Maidenhead instead.

Re: Buy two watches, get a free flight in a Spitfire

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:40 pm
by Bahnstormer_vRS
They're nice watches and the Spitfire flight has got to almost be one of those 'money can't buy' experiences. Looking at the likely cost of the threesome and it does stack up as a reasonable VFM buy.

Mind you; I have a CW related idea too . . . . . .
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. . . . I'll be back.:wink:

Guy

Re: Buy two watches, get a free flight in a Spitfire

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:57 pm
by Caller
I'm normally a Bremont fan, but these leave me a little underwhelmed, being honest. But at least it's a genuine LE, with only 80 available.

Re: Buy two watches, get a free flight in a Spitfire

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:03 pm
by oberonfoto
Like the Bremont BOB Hurricane but the Spitfire one doesn’t do anything for me.

Re: Buy two watches, get a free flight in a Spitfire

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:43 pm
by nbg
The RRP of two non LE versions of the watches upon which those are based would be less than £8k. Discount typically available on new Bremonts would reduce the cost substantially.

A basic Spitfire flying experience can be had for slightly less than £3k. However not sure if the experience included with the watches is the basic, or one of the upgraded.

It is though a very small run LE and looks to already be sold out, according to the Bremont website. :thumbup:

Just goes to show the premium pricing that all brands typically add to LE models....

Mind you if you are over 6’ 2” and weigh more than 230lbs you are too big to do the flight.

A flight in a Spitfire does sound rather cool. 😎

Even though I don’t have a Bremont I would be more likely to buy one than a watch from many more well known brands.

Neil

Re: Buy two watches, get a free flight in a Spitfire

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:05 pm
by Bahnstormer_vRS

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Mind you; I have a CW related idea too . . . . . .
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. . . . I'll be back.:wink:

Guy
CW's salute / commemoration / homage to the Battle of Britain, in a round about way.

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C5 BoB LE and C9 Me109 SPC

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C4 Peregrine BBMF* and W7 BBMF*

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*Battle of Britain Memorial Flight



Finally, going slightly off piste, the GasGasBones 6B Mk3 'Scramble', also commemorating the Battle of Britain.

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Guy

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Re: Buy two watches, get a free flight in a Spitfire

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:06 am
by albionphoto
This "twinset" of watches was a bit too rich for my taste. I took a flight on a B-17 a few years ago and that was $650 for a 30 minute flight. In the US flights in modified "single seaters" such as a P-51D Mustang or even a 2-seat Spitfire are in the $3000 range.

Re: Buy two watches, get a free flight in a Spitfire

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:19 pm
by Oldhooky
I'd rather have the GGB than the Bremont. Might not be considered by some to be terribly haute horological, but as special, if not more so.

Re: Buy two watches, get a free flight in a Spitfire

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:11 pm
by GTC854
Nice one Guy!

Agree with others - buy the flight for under £3k and the watch you really want!
https://www.aerialcollective.co.uk/airc ... aNEALw_wcB

Re: Buy two watches, get a free flight in a Spitfire

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:27 pm
by Bahnstormer_vRS
Oldhooky wrote:I'd rather have the GGB than the Bremont. Might not be considered by some to be terribly haute horological, but as special, if not more so.
GTC854 wrote:Nice one Guy!

Agree with others - buy the flight for under £3k and the watch you really want!
https://www.aerialcollective.co.uk/airc ... aNEALw_wcB
Cheers gents. Much appreciated.

The GBB 6b Mk3 is definitely not in the high horology category, but then neither was its price.

It is, within its 50 piece LE run, unique as a watch design. Something that I don't believe can be said about the Bremonts.

Guy

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Re: Buy two watches, get a free flight in a Spitfire

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:24 am
by tikkathree
nbg wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:43 pm
The RRP of two non LE versions of the watches upon which those are based would be less than £8k. Discount typically available on new Bremonts would reduce the cost substantially.

A basic Spitfire flying experience can be had for slightly less than £3k. However not sure if the experience included with the watches is the basic, or one of the upgraded.

It is though a very small run LE and looks to already be sold out, according to the Bremont website. :thumbup:

Just goes to show the premium pricing that all brands typically add to LE models....

Mind you if you are over 6’ 2” and weigh more than 230lbs you are too big to do the flight.

A flight in a Spitfire does sound rather cool. 😎

Even though I don’t have a Bremont I would be more likely to buy one than a watch from many more well known brands.

Neil
I'm not a Bremont fanboy and that's despite studying them in the jeweller's window most weeks so I guess I'd just take the spitfire experience flight. Maybe twice?