From BREMONT Following on from the success that the company has had with the recent release of the Supermarine 500, Bremont are releasing the Limited Edition ‘Supermarine Descent’, an all black DLC coated marine watch.
The design of the ‘Descent’ has been built using Bremont’s unique Trip-Tick(TM) three piece case construction which gives it a water resistance depth of 500m or 1660ft, but keeps the classic curved profile of the 42mm case design which is so distinctive to Bremont. An elegant crown protector has been built onto the side of the inner barrel along with an automatic helium escape valve, and following on from other Bremont models the watch case has been specially treated for strength using Bremont’s B-EBE2000 technology. As with all Bremont watches the Supermarine is Swiss Made at the Bremont atelier in Biel-Bienne and houses a modified BE-36A automatic chronometer movement.
Extensive testing in the UK by Bremont on this and other new models at its test facility has led to the design and construction of an ‘Anti-Shock’ movement mount to help protect the movement against large shocks. The movement is also housed inside an Anti-Magnetic faraday cage to protect the balance, balance spring and escapement from any effects of magnetisation.
For clarity the bezel is being made of sapphire which covers the Superluminova C5 numbers, and the sapphire crystal covering the dial will be coated on both sides with Bremont’s usual 9 layers of anti reflective coating.
The watch has been named as a tribute to the brothers’ love of the iconic British aircraft manufacturer responsible for the Supermarine S6B Schneider Trophy Seaplane and of course the incredible Supermarine Spitfire. RRP £3,195. The watch will be limited to 407 pieces – the top speed achieved by George Stainforth in 1931 in the S6B.
The Bremont Watch Company is a British company that was started by brothers Nick and Giles English 8 years ago. They offer a range of highly developed aviation inspired timepieces of exceptional quality and high aesthetic value. All watches are built at their atelier in Switzerland.
Bremont had the honour of being awarded the Walpole Award for Best Emerging British Luxury Brand at the 2008 Walpole Awards for British excellence which took place in November 2008.