This Luxury Watch Is Fitted With A Piece of The Greenwich Royal Observatory

This Luxury Watch Is Fitted With A Piece of The Greenwich Royal Observatory

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Known for incorporating important historical artefacts including fragments of the Enigma wartime coding machine and Lord Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory into its timepieces, Bremont has moulded a section of the brass beam that runs through Greenwich’s Royal Observatory in London into each of its 300-piece Longitude  wristwatches.

The brass beam is used to mark the area in which John Flamsteed, who was the founder of Greenwich Observatory and the first astronomer royal of England, charted the position of stars in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Here, Bremont’s co-founder Giles English talks us through the Longitude’s inspiration.

See also: Bremont’s Limited Edition Longitude is the Luxury Watch You Need Now

 

 

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