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Whether by road, sea or air – this year Britain’s hottest watchmakers brought their goods.
Last year, Bremont made quite a bit of news, launching a new in-house movement and opening a new manufacturing facility – all in 2021. Well, it's a new year, and you know what that means: new watches. The brand hosted what they called a virtual townhouse event this week, showcasing a new collection of Bremont collections.
There are a total of six new releases this year (well, seven technically), and they cover everything from diving to flying to racing. This is all to expect from a brand that truly puts its hat on the instrumental and adventurous side of watches. They have brought courage and function to British watch design, and this year's new offering is just a push to that idea.
For your reading pleasure and general convenience, we've organized each new Bremont piece below.
Airco Mach 1 jet The Airco Mach 1 collection represents a classic approach to Bremont pilot watch design - giving it a modern twist by adding a black DLC-coated case. This is a chronometer-certified timepiece featuring Bremont's Trip-Tick (three-piece) case construction, as well as an exhibition caseback for viewing the movement.
The 40mm watch itself draws a lot of aesthetic inspiration from military pilot watches of the past and is named "Aircraft Manufacturing Co.". Notable visual cues here are the crisp white numerals and red accents on the hands and dial itself. This is not a new watch (the line has been around since 2017), but more of a new colorway. It happens to be a really cool colorway.
The Bremont Airco Mach 1 Jet is powered by a modified Bremont BE-92AV chronometer-grade movement. The case is sandblasted stainless steel with Bremont's Trip-Tick construction, measures 40mm x 12mm x 49mm, and is water-resistant to 100m.
Argonaut bronze Speaking of new colorways - Bronze has made its way to the dive-focused Argonaut collection. Argonaut t Bronze continues the tradition of being part of the Bremont Armed Forces range and represents an exclusive partnership with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Royal British Armed Forces. As they say, this makes Bremont the only luxury watch manufacturer licensed to use all three service marks: Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force. With this release, that partnership is now even more golden.
This is a 42mm diver's watch powered by the brand's chronometer-certified three-hand BE-92AV movement. As a diving watch, it is rated to a depth of 300m and has an inner bezel operated by a crown at four o'clock. The new bronze series comes in two color variations, distinguished by a black or blue dial, each of which remains red on the seconds hand. Both watches are fitted with a tonal canvas strap.
The Bremont Argonaut Bronze features a modified Bremont BE-92AV chronometer-grade movement. The case is made of solid CuSn8 bronze, measures 42mm x 12.7mm x 50mm and is water resistant to 300 meters.
Limited Edition Dambuster This watch is named after the crew of the Lancaster bomber during World War II. It has a decidedly retro aesthetic, infused with the lustre and historic charm of a 1940s pilot's watch. But it's not just looks, this watch is designed to pay homage to those intrepid pilots. The caseback engraving does just that.
As is the case with the Argonaut, this is also present in the brand's Armed Forces collection, which is also marked on the case back. As a further tribute, the case back features the callsigns of eight Lancaster bombers who never returned: "Sugar", "Charlie", "Apple", "Zebra", "Baker", "King", "Easy" and "Mother".
From a design standpoint, the watch has a quintessential Bremont look, with its well-worn luminous material—here, in an alternating pattern of white and cream—and general legibility. On this 42mm timepiece, you'll find the date window at 6 o'clock, as well as a chronometer-grade movement inside. This is a monopusher chronograph with two auxiliary dials and a red central chronograph second hand for added contrast. Bremont is offering it as a limited edition of 232 pieces, a tribute to the speed the Lancaster bomber had to fly (232 mph). Each watch will also feature a set of silver Avro Lancaster cufflinks made from Lancaster B.VII NX611 'Just Jane Original Body Aluminum.
The Bremont Limited Edition Dambuster features a modified Bremont BE-51AE chronometer-grade movement. Made of satin-finished and polished two-piece MoD-hardened stainless steel, the case measures 42mm x 14.9mm x 51.5mm and is water resistant to 100 meters.
S502 Jet and Supermarine Chrono Jet Both pieces were inspired by high-stakes military nighttime operations and were given an anti-reflective black DLC treatment. Both watches feature functional bezels. The Diver S502 Jet has a unidirectional bezel, while the Chrono Jet has a bidirectional bezel. Due to the extreme nature and use cases they expect to find in them, each also has shock mounts for added protection.
Between the S502's DLC treatment (jet-brushed steel for the chronograph) and a choice of black rubber or leather straps, there's a real black-on-black-on-black trader here. To break up the black, Bremont thought it appropriate to bring a little retro flair through the brand's retro '51' lume with a warm, dare we say antique copper finish—both of which glow blue.
The S502 Jet features GMT and date functions, 500m water resistance and a helium escape valve. The black ceramic bezel is also fully luminous, and the burnt orange GMT hands add contrast and enhance legibility. Its closed caseback features a Supermarine seaplane engraving.
The Supermarine Chrono Jet features a three-piece case, water-resistant to 200m, with bronze hands and an open caseback. Both watches have a case diameter of 43mm, which, combined with the aggressive styling, makes them very large and assertive.
Bremont S502 Jet, Supermarine Chrono Jet. The S502 uses a modified version of Bremont's BE-93-2AV chronometer-grade movement, and the Supermarine Chrono uses a modified version of the BE-51AE chronometer-grade movement. The S502 features Bremont's Trip-Tick construction with a scratch-resistant DLC treatment and a unidirectional bezel with a ceramic insert. The Supermarine chrono case is in sandblasted stainless steel with Bremont's Trip-Tick construction. The S502 Jet measures 43mm x 16.5mm x 51mm and is water resistant to 500m. The Supermarine Chrono measures 43mm x 15.8mm x 49mm and is water resistant to 200m.
Special Edition Supermarine Descent II This watch is a revival, representing the return of the Descent model of the Supermarine 500 series. The original Descent was a limited edition timepiece, and this is touted as a special edition. This 43mm diver's watch features a striking two-tone configuration with stylized Arabic numerals, a GMT function, a ceramic bezel and an integrated rubber strap.
It also features Bremont's Trip-Tick three-piece case construction with a DLC-treated barrel, a helium escape valve and a crown at two o'clock with a guard on the side of the inner barrel device. The movement is an observatory-grade movement, and the watch is made of aviation-grade titanium and bronze with a 42-hour power reserve.
The Bremont Special Edition Supermarine Descent II features a modified Bremont BE-93-2AV chronometer-grade movement. The case is made from aerospace-grade Ti 6-4 titanium with a bronze unidirectional rotating bezel, measures 43mm x 16.5mm x 51mm, and is water-resistant to 500 meters.
WR-22 and FW44 team up with Williams This 43mm watch comes from a partnership between Bremont and Williams Racing - a Formula 1 racing team that will use the watch for the upcoming F1 season.
Design-wise, this white-dial chronograph is a masterclass in legibility and takes a lot of inspiration from the Williams race car itself, with plenty of red and blue accents. It features a combination of an outer tachymeter bezel and high-contrast white and black detailing on the dial, complete with a clear red central chronograph second hand.
Here's an exhibit caseback featuring the Williams Racing logo on the rotor of a modified caliber BE-53AE. This version is also sold as a boxed option, featuring a DLC-coated variant on the steel chronograph design, as well as special 40mm time and date models, each under the designation FW-44. The time and date watch is in stainless steel with a scalloped dial pattern pierced by a dark blue center.
It's not uncommon for a brand of Bremont's size to partner with an F1 team, so this is certainly an important launch for the brand.
The Bremont WR-22 is priced at $6,995 and features a modified Bremont BE-53AE chronometer-grade movement. The case is made of stainless steel with Bremont's Trip-Tick case construction and scratch-resistant PVD treated case middle, measuring 43mm x 15.8mm x 49mm and water resistant to 200 meters.
Bremont Williams racing kit. The Fw44 Chrono uses a modified version of Bremont's BE-53AE chronometer-grade movement. The case is made of DLC-treated stainless steel, features Bremont's Trip-Tick case construction, measures 43mm x 15.8mm x 49mm, and is water-resistant to 200 meters. The FW44 uses a modified version of Bremont's BE-92AV chronometer-grade movement. The case is made of satin-finish stainless steel with Bremont's Trip-Tick construction and scratch-resistant PVD treated case barrel. It measures 40mm x 12.5mm x 49mm and is water resistant to 100m.