OceanicTime Archives

2022-09-19

BREMONT Waterman APEX & Laird Hamilton [sharks and surf]

Bremont partners with the legendary big wave rider, Laird Hamilton and the Bimini Shark Lab for its newest Supermarine model. Following in the footsteps of the Limited Edition WATERMAN of 2018, Bremont has finally introduced its much anticipated successor, the Waterman Apex. Embracing life on and under the water, the Waterman Apex is Bremont’s high-performance mechanical diver’s watch forming part of the brand’s iconic Supermarine range. Limited to only 250 pieces, the Waterman Apex like any model hailing from the Supermarine family was purpose built as a tough diver – however with proceeds from the sale of the watch supporting oceanic research for the pioneering non-profit organization Bimini Shark Lab it also has a gentle side. When you think of world-renowned waterman, you could not fail to think of the big wave charger Laid Hamilton who Bremont has enlisted to help wear-test the Waterman Apex watch. Laird is an American big wave surfer, waterman, pioneer, and innovator who now joins Bremont’s impressive line-up of Brand Ambassadors. As a celebrated innovator of tow-in-surfing, stand-up paddle boarding and hydrofoil boarding, Laird is the archetypal extreme Waterman, continually pushing the boundaries of these oceanic pursuits. In line with Bremont’s most technical dive watches the Waterman Apex incorporates an automatic Helium Escape valve and crown protector as well as boasting a 42 hour power reserve with GMT and date functions. The 43mm Stainless steel Trip-Tick® case incorporates a scratch resistant sapphire uni-directional bezel paired with a matt black dial subtly decorated with a shark fin motif amongst waves, a nod to the partnership with Bimini Shark Lab. The Super-LumiNova® filled applied indexes and hands are complemented by a red seconds hand and blue GMT hand which matches the integrated Harbour Blue rubber strap. Upon turning the watch over an open Sapphire case-back reveals a custom rotor repeating the same shark fin motif in blue found on the watch face. Despite having an open case-back, the Waterman Apex is water-resistant to 500m with the movement being protected by Bremont’s patented anti-shock vibration mount technology. The new Limited Edition celebrates the work of The Bimini Shark Lab with Bremont donating a percentage of all Waterman Apex watch sales to support and continue their work. Its MSRP in the UK is £4,795.

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