Fleet Air Arm Broadstone GMT watch

Fleet Air Arm Broadstone GMT watch
£495.00
Available to pre-order soon.

Availability: Out of stock

Description

To express your interest in this watch (without commitment), please click here to enter your name and email address. Details collated by EB will be retained under the strictest confidence, will not be passed to third parties and will not be used for onward marketing. 

This sign up page will be open for 8 weeks from 4 Dec 17  to 31 Jan 18 after which all personnel who expressed an interest will receive an email to ask them to place their order. The order book will be kept open for 8 weeks after which point no further orders can be accepted, in order to enable production to commence.


ACNS (A & C), Rear Admiral K E Blount, is particularly keen to nurture the identity of the FAA, and has given his permission for the production and sale of this limited edition watch, sold exclusively to those who serve and have served in the FAA.  

Permission for the use of FAA Wings insignia and Zig Zag pattern has been licenced to Elliot Brown (EB) by the MoD, for the purpose of this initiative.  Through its subtle but clear use of FAA branding it is anticipated that FAA personnel will wear the watch daily with a sense of pride, clearly identifying them as belonging to the worlds’ finest Maritime Aviation Force.

Based on the ‘Broadstone’, the newest addition to the Elliot Brown range, this bespoke watch has been designed to exacting and precise standards so familiar to the business of the FAA. 

Subtly featuring the FAA Wings on the dial, it also incorporates the familiar Zig Zag into the GMT hand. Both are also repeated on the caseback along with personalisation through the engraving of your name and service number. 

Designed in-house at EB's office in Poole, it features a Swiss Quartz movement with a 3 year battery life and low-battery warning, as well as an internal rotating timing bezel.  The dial and hands are bold and designed for maximum legibility in all conditions, day and night. The external bezel is engraved with 24 hour markings to be read in conjunction with the GMT hand, and sapphire glass is fitted for maximum scratch-resistance.

Every watch is pressure tested three times during production, with the final test being a pressure test in water at 200M/20 Bar for ten minutes. Only when the watch has successfully completed every test will it be assessed fully serviceable and passed for sale. 

The dial is bespoke to this model and finished in dark blue with a sunray finish and printed with FAA Wings in a subdued grey at the 6 o’clock position.

The watch will be fitted with a bespoke dark blue rubber strap, with a black NATO strap also included in the presentation box. The strap is secured with single-sided screw-in bars with bespoke Torx-style heads, a driver is also included to enable rapid strap changes. A steel strap can be provided at additional cost.


The FAA Broadstone will not be available commercially; it will only ever be made available to current and former members of the FAA. There is provision on each watch for personal details, up to 22 characters – This will include the Service Number of each person to whom a watch is sold; this will limit the chance of theft but more importantly limit the chance for profiteering through third-party sales online. 

The Command Warrant Officer FAA will have a prototype available for viewing and he will take it with him on his visits, formal gatherings and FAA events.  Former FAA personnel will be made aware via Facebook and other social networks. 


To express your interest in this watch (without commitment), please click here to enter your name and email address. Details collated by EB will be retained under the strictest confidence, will not be passed to third parties and will not be used for onward marketing. 

This sign up page will be open for 8 weeks from 4 Dec 17  to 31 Jan 18 after which all personnel who expressed an interest will receive an email to ask them to place their order. The order book will be kept open for 8 weeks after which point no further orders can be accepted, in order to enable production to commence.

Specification

Swiss Made Ronda Calibre 505.24H quartz movement with custom date printing at 4.30

3 year battery life 

Steel & elastomer damped shock-absorbing movement holder

Water-resistant to ISO2281 and individually tested to 20ATM/200M

Shock-resistant to ISO1413

Solid marine-grade 316L stainless steel case

Anti-reflective 2.5mm sapphire crystal

Triple sealed 6mm knurled crowns

Bolted down caseback with oversize seals

Internal rotating timer bezel with SuperLuminova marker

SuperLuminova coated indices, hands, and bezel markers

Screw-in steel strap bars with driver included for easy strap changes

Fitted Elliot Brown rubber strap with solid stainless wide-tongue buckle

NATO strap also included

2 year warranty

Additional black NATO strap included

Size

9H-3H - 43mm excluding crowns

12H-6H - 52mm max to tip of case shoulders

Maximum thickness - 12mm

Strap width - 22mm tapering to 20mm