The best of Bremont in 2018
A month on from Bremont’s successful London Townhouse event, which replaced the brand’s participation in next weeks Baselworld show, 2018 looks to be an exciting year for the sixteen year old British brand. Here are the Bremont watches you need to know about.
The Supermarine Endurance
Recognisable Bremont ambassador and Polar explorer Ben Saunders stands with the brand in announcing a new extreme watch designed for wear on his recent Trans-Antarctic Solo expedition. The Supermarine Endurance watch joined Saunders across his first unsupported solo crossing of the vast Antarctica. The expedition began in November 2017 and lasted 52 days with 1086 kilometres to the South Pole. Ben Saunders is the third person to have achieved full-length solo expeditions to the North and South Poles while being the only Brit to have ever done so too.
The Supermarine Endurance is limited to 300 pieces and housed in a rugged titanium caseback while offering 500 meters of under water resistance. Known for making watches for many military operations, the watch is chronometer-certified with front and back sapphire crystals that took inspiration from a military project. The contemporary dial perfectly complements the highly-used orange NATO strap making this a true explorers watch.
A striking new addition to the U-2 range, this watch fuses aviation functionality with a minimalist, blacked-out design. Moving away from the traditional flight style of the U-2’s, the new U-2/51-Jet has the look of a stealth bomber, the blue triangular hands have been heat treated for high legibility. A faux-patina aged lume treatment which has been used by the brand on the P-51 is also makes an appearance on the U-2/51-Jet. A new colour was even created by the Bremont team to achieve the dark inky blackness seen in the middle aluminium barrel. Like every watch in the U-2 range, this timepiece has been tested on flights reaching up to 80,000 feet over 12 hours and temperatures as low as -50 degrees.
AIRCO MACH1/WH and AIRCO MACH3/BL
Bremont continue to celebrate the history of military aviation with new additions to the AIRCO collection. Named after the ‘Aircraft Manufacturing Company Limited’, one of the first British military aircraft manufacturers, the AIRCO collection signalled the first time Bremont produced a slightly smaller watch.
The AIRCO MACH 3 features the signature military RAF blue on the dial that also bears applied baton index markers inlaid with SuperLumiNova for supreme legibility.
The AIRCO MACH 1 is similar to its counterparts in the range, now available in a white dial alternative. The MACH 1 with its satin steel case now boasts a red second hand presenting a distinctive contrast to the white dial. The design has quite a military feel to it, particularly with the vintage C3 lume on the numerals and team with a brown vintage leather strap.
Bremont’s new additions will be joining the Bucherer collection soon but in the meantime browse our current range of Bremont timepieces here.