Bremont H-4 Hercules
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Bremont Hercules Review
The Bremont Hercules Collection rests its focal point on one of the most significant events in aviation history, resulting in this series of beautifully crafted watches. Each piece was designed with the Hughes H-4 Hercules in mind ? more famously known by many as the “Spruce Goose”. In the 1940s, Howard Hughes and Henry J. Kaiser teamed together to begin the aircraft’s construction because war materials were needed in Britain; the “Spruce Goose” was intended to function as a heavy transport flying boat ? to aid in this ? and a model for those to come.
But this wasn’t just something created with the intent to move material across the ocean, but troops as well. In turn, the “Spruce Goose” was ultimately known as the biggest aircraft of its time, making history for the American Industry. As the “Spruce Goose” took flight for the first time it ended up flying over just one mile (5280 feet) at 70 feet/min. But its infamous nickname stemmed from the media ? which has still remained to this day ? despite the plane being made completely out of birchwood.
Bremont Hercules: History In The Making
Hughes H-4 Hercules was assembled in the same era as World War ll, and built out of birchwood, as opposed to metal - due to war restrictions that had taken place at the time. Such an event serves as a remarkable model for the Bremont Hercules watch.
As a result, the Bremont Hercules Collection is unmatched as it offers a variety in color, style, and feature ? through the Bremont Hercules limited edition watch series. Each comes in one of these three special shades being rose gold, platinum, or steel. But each watch is not only made with history in mind, it’s made with history itself, as original birchwood ? from the “Spruce Goose” ? is used in all the timepieces within the collection. In doing so, each person is able to carry a little slice of history with them for years and years to come.
Bremont H-4 Hercules Limited Edition Watch: Bremont H4-RG Rose Gold
The Bremont H-4 Hercules Limited Edition Rose Gold Watch pairs nicely with its brown alligator strap, making for a beautiful ? yet rare ? contrast. The rose gold is 18k, while the brown alligator strap adds durability to the piece itself. In addition to this, the band corresponds with the face of the watch, as it, too, carries a dark brown shade all its own.
This allows for each number to be easily seen, so that time can be read both efficiently and effectively. Not only that, but every aspect of the watch ? such as the rose gold finish of the hands, numbers, and case color ? compliment the piece in its entirety. The same goes for the case back, where the words “Spruce Goose” are inscribed towards the bottom half of the timepiece ? paying homage to the aircraft’s history. In fact, the birchwood ? from the “flying boat” itself ? is now preserved at Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. This very same material is what’s incorporated into the Bremont Hercules H-4 watch’ case back, giving it more authenticity, as it resembles that of a propeller.
This watch, in particular, is limited to 75 pieces, which shows just how special it is; it is not something that several will be wearing ? but a select amount ? which only adds to its elegance. The strap can also be adjusted for an easy switch between the brown alligator strap and the secondary one, that’s included within the purchase. In addition to this, the piece itself is water-resistant for up to 100m to ensure that no damage will come to it. There is also a 24-hour dial ring around the outer edge of the watch, as well as a date dial so that time can not only be read but mastered. The Bremont Hercules H-4 price is $22,495.00 and can be found at Exquisite Timepieces.
Bremont H4-RG Rose Gold Special Features:
- 18k Rose Gold Case
- Rose Gold Incorporated In Hands & Numerals
- “Second” Hand is Rose Gold
- Brown Alligator Strap With Rose Gold Pin Buckle
- Dark Brown Dial Color
- Limited To Only 75 Pieces
Bremont H-4 Hercules Limited Edition Watch: Bremont H4-PT Platinum
The Bremont H-4 Hercules Limited Edition Platinum Watch is striking in appearance due to its unique design. The smallest hint of rose gold can be seen on the second hand allowing it to stand out from the rest, without drawing attention away from the watch itself; such a design also keeps the hand from blending in with the rest of the piece. In addition to this, the lower half of the case back reads “Spruce Goose” ? to pay homage to the notorious Hughes H-4 Hercules. This, and the case, however, are both in platinum, which helps draw the eye to the well-crafted propeller. Here, the birchwood contrasts in such a way to where it has a three-dimensional effect.
Not only that, but the lighter brown from the back of the strap has a striking resemblance to the color of the birchwood ?which adds even more style to the one-of-a-kind piece. The face of the watch is also very clear, and easy to read, because of the color of the matte black dial; this allows for each number to be more prominent against the backdrop. The piece also comes with a grey vintage NATO strap as an additional accessory for an effortless switch based on occasion and preference. The Bremont H-4 Hercules Limited Edition Platinum Watch is also water-resistant for up to 100m, and is able to tell the GMT, time, date, minutes, and seconds; it also contains a 24-hour dial ring around its circumference as well. This watch is limited to only 300, and priced at $30,995.00; it can easily be found at Exquisite Timepieces.
Bremont H4-PT Platinum Special Features:
- Platinum Case
- “Second” Hand is Almost All Nickel
- Vintage Leather Strap
- Matt Black Dial Color
- Limited To Only 300 Pieces
Bremont H-4 Hercules Limited Edition Watch: Bremont H4-SS Steel
The Bremont H-4 Hercules Limited Edition Steel Watch is an exquisite piece as it differs in the display from that of its counterparts; the “second” hand is in nickel, instead of a rose gold hue ? yet, even so, the point is still outlined in this color, allowing for a more definitive look. The watch itself also matches well with the stainless-steel pin buckle, and grey vintage NATO strap; this is an added bonus because it comes with the piece, and allows for the style of each strap to be alternated based on preference. Not only that, but it has a matte black dial color, similar to the Bremont H-4 Hercules Limited Edition Platinum Watch.
This watch is a limited edition to 300 pieces; as a result, it’s not just an ordinary piece but is crafted with the intent of being nothing short of special. Not only that, but the steel case and the matt black metal draws more attention to the bottom half of the 24-hour dial ring; with the bottom half being a lighter shade, it heightens the appearance of the watch, and makes it easy to read despite the dark background. The Bremont H-4 Hercules Limited Edition Steel watch is water-resistant for up to 100m (~328 feet); this helps ensure that all damages may be prevented so that the watch might continue to have a long life expectancy. This watch is priced at $11,895 and can be found at Exquisite Timepieces.
Bremont H4-SS Steel Special Features:
- Stainless Steel Case
- “Second” Hand Is All Rose Gold
- Vintage Leather Strap
- Matt Black Dial Color
- Limited To Only 300 Pieces
Wrap Up: Bremont Hercules Review
Each Bremont Hercules watch contains original birchwood ?from the aircraft ?and comes with a full factory warranty; this allows each individual a small glance at humanity, and history, while reflecting on one of the most miraculous times of trial and error, all in hope of conquering the sky. In addition to this, every purchase allows a portion of the funds to be put towards preserving the Hughes H-4 Hercules and/or the “Spruce Goose”. This allows the aircraft to continue to be on display ? at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ? for years to come, so that future generations might be able to take in its beauty.
Why Bremont Hercules?
- Each Piece Is Limited
- Full Factory Warranty Comes With Each Watch
- Each Watch Contains The Aircraft’s Original Birchwood
- A Portion Of Funds Go To Preserving The “Spruce Goose”