Last week we spent an evening with Bremont Watch Company at New York City’s Ace Hotel to give HODINKEE readers a closer look at the new Supermarine S2000. Bremont Co-Founder Nick English was on-hand to answer questions over drinks and hors d’oeuvres, along with a massive collection of Bremont watches.
We already gave you a closer look at the S2000, but there is nothing like speaking with the man behind the watch. Nick English treated our guests to a brief presentation explaining the history of Bremont, his family’s deep connection with aviation and performance engineering, and what drives him to create Bremont watches.
Please enjoy the above video and photos from last week’s festivities. We hope you see you at the next HODINKEE event.
Caleb Anderson is a freelance writer with a key focus on vintage watches. Ever since learning about horology, he has garnered extensive knowledge in the area, and spends much of his time discussing his own remarks among other authors, collectors, and dealers. Currently situated near New York City, he’s a persistent pupil in all things historical, a writer on several topics, along with a casual runner.In 2018, the British Royal Air Force will celebrate its centenary year and in recognition of this, Bremont Watches Jaguar Replica Watch Company, has launched a new limited edition chronograph GMT watch known as the Bremont 1918 — available in stainless steel, rose gold, and white gold variations, each using a distinct dial color. A connection to the RAF is nothing new for the British watchmaker, which has always associated itself with and taken style inspiration from aviation.The Bremont 1918 has a 30-minute chronograph, a second hour for tracking a second time zone at a 12-hour format, an AM/PM indicator for the second time zone, along with the date. It’s powered by the caliber BE-16AE, which is a modified Valjoux 7750 and defeats in 28,800bph with a 42-hour power reserve, and features a COSC certificate. To be pedantic, we should mention that the strict definition of a GMT watch means it displays the next time zone in 24-hour format — but with the AM/PM indicator, well… close enough. Like preceding Bremont limited variations, a lot of effort has been put towards the design of the rotor, which in this case seemingly has wood and metal veneer from 4 different planes from the WW1 and WW2 eras — a Bristol Blenheim, a Supermarine Spitfire, a Hawker Hurricane, and a 1917 SE5a.