For those of you following my posts you will already know I am British, and in a small show of Patriotism and a hint of nostalgia for my old homeland, I wanted to share something I found very recently. Bremont Watches is a family run luxury British brand that has a stunning history and a beautiful collection of precision timepieces, that gives all their big names a run for their money.
Come with me as I show you the Bremont Watch Review, the best British watches, and the biggest name you’ve probably never heard of.
Who Or What Is Bremont
Inspired by their love of flying two brothers Nick and Giles English founded Bremont in 2002 with a desire to build quality pilots watches.
Unfortunately, its genesis came about through the tragic death of their father, Euan English, while practicing for an air display in their 1942 WWII Harvard. Both Euan and Giles were involved in the accident that claimed the life of his father and broke more than 25 of Gile’s bones.
Not to be deterred, six months after the tragedy Nick and Giles were back in the air and more determined than ever to live life to the full. It was through this determination they decided to pursuit their dream of crafting beautifully engineered mechanical watches. Since this time Bremont have supplied military personal and adventurers with Bremont timepieces and have become renowned for providing precision timepieces with a sturdiness that is unbeatable in the price range.
The Bremont Story
To take the quick way to the finish line without having to read all this guff, just watch the video to get the full story.
My previous post was talking about dive watches and I wanted to stay on subject with the Bremont Supermarine 500 divers watch.
The Supermarine 500 was Bremont’s first step into Dive watch space in 2009. With its 42mm case and classical design that tips its hat to its aviation roots, constructed using Bremont’s unique Trip-Tick® three-piece case construction giving water resistance to depths of 500m or 1660ft. Incidentally, the 45mm case of the S2000 has been re-engineered to withstand a depth of 2000 meters.
It’s not just good looks that make this stand out as each Supermarine 500 has the Bremont DNA with an anti-magnetic Faraday cage encasing the beautifully finished chronometer tested BE-36AE movement protected by an anti-shock case mount. As with every serious dive watches, the 500 has automatic helium escape value.
New Releases Supermarine 300
Following the great success of the Supermarine 500, Bremont has released the new Bremont Supermarine 300 collection.
This new collection is essentially Bremonts’ answer to a growing demand for slightly smaller timepieces. This is something I have spoken about previously in my post “Are dive watches getting smaller“. Although, the brands I chose to look at showed little evidence of such a trend.
That aside, the 300 collection is a little smaller at 40mm diameter and a 13mm thick from back case to sapphire crystal surrounded by a uni-directional ceramic rotating bezel.
With the decrease in size comes a small decrease in performance. While the 500 collection is rated for the depth of 500 meters, the 300 collection, yes you guessed it, is only rated to 300 meters.
This, of course, doesn’t detract from the quality of the product and its pricing position. The simple truth is the 500 will be used for deep sea diving and the 300 for everything else from recreational diving to any outdoor pursuits including flying.
All in all, it’s a great offering with an exciting price point from €3000. In my view, it’s a whole lot of watch for the same price as an entry-level Omega and it comes with history and pedigree that’s difficult to beat.
What do you think? Have you had any experience with the Bremont brand and do you have anything to add? Don’t be shy, tell me what you think.
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