MATWATCHES, the leading French company in the manufacture of military & aviator watches, in conjunction with IRON MAIDEN vocalist Bruce Dickinson, is delighted to announce the creation of a prestigious limited edition, official Bruce Aeris quartz chronograph pilot’s watch. Produced to commemorate Bruce piloting the band’s customised Boeing 747 jumbo jet , Ed Force One, around the world on The Book Of Souls 2016 World Tour which carried Iron Maiden, their crew and over 20 tons of stage equipment across six continents.
“I met Fabrice from MATWATCHES a few years ago and he kindly gave me the pick of his watches as a gift. I chose what turned out to be a test pilot’s timepiece and I’ve pretty much worn it ever since – not just when I’m flying but daily! Fast forward to the start of 2016 and we came up with an Ed Force One watch as a celebration of the plane – initially as a gift from me to my bandmates – but because of the quality, practicality & collectability of it I decided to pick our favourite number (666) and produce a strictly limited edition to commemorate an amazing tour on Ed Force One to make available to watch collectors, 747 fans and maybe some people that know me from my day job!”