The limited-edition 1947 collection, named after the year of Wood's birth, is made up of 47 creatively show-stopping timepieces. Cast in 18-carat white gold using Bremont's signature Trip-Tick® three-piece format, these 42mm models house a Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier movement that powers day and month windows and a romantic moon-phase complication.
But what sets the collection apart is its one-of-a-kind dials, all of which have been individually hand-painted by Wood himself while on tour with the Rolling Stones. Though famous the world over as a musician, Wood is also an established artist, and his distinctive style can be seen in these music-inspired painted dials with names such as 'Time Rocks On' and 'Rock Set'. Wood has also painted his signature on the rotor and 'I feel like painting' around the movement, as can be seen through the exhibition case back.
"I look at some of the dials and it brings back memories of having painted them on tour in places like Chicago, Seattle or Philadelphia"
'It's been an absolute pleasure working with Watches of Switzerland on the launch of our new 1947 Collection, a Bremont collaboration with Ronnie Wood on a series of unique timepieces. We were thrilled that Ronnie himself could be there for the occasion, as well as Brian Duffy, CEO of WoS. We're incredibly excited for people to finally see what we've been working on, the watches are extremely special, they will undeniably form an important part in Bremont's history and what an iconic thing to own and indeed wear, an original Ronnie artwork.' adds Bremont co-founder Giles English.
'We are very honored to launch such a unique collection of watches here at Watches of Switzerland in Knightsbridge,' said Brian Duffy, CEO Watches of Switzerland. 'We are so pleased to be able to share them with our clients.'