Presenting: Bremont Waterman limited edition


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Founded in 2002, renowned British watchmaker Bremont is well known for its tough and rugged watches. Immensely precise, reliable and durable, these timepieces have been tested by numerous explorers, adventurers, and extreme divers. The latest such watch is simply called the Waterman. In developing and testing this diving piece, the British brand has worked closely with the world renowned photographer, free-diver and part-time Hollywood stuntman, Mark Healey. For Bremont, this was a great opportunity to work with a man who is so driven by perfection, the ocean environment, and who is totally uncompromising when it comes to his equipment. Mark had been testing the Waterman down to depths of 50 meters whilst holding his breath for minutes at a time. He also carried the watch while riding some of the biggest waves in the world.

Limited to 300 pieces, this diving watch is designed to celebrate life on and under the water, and to help in preserving our oceans. With it, Bremont aims to raise awareness about the dangers that our oceans are facing all over the world. One of the biggest threats is rubbish which accumulates in 5 ocean garbage patches, the largest one being the Great Pacific Garbage Patch between Hawaii and California. If left to circulate, this marine litter will impact our ecosystems, health and economies. To help address this problem, Bremont will donate a percentage of proceeds from all Waterman purchases to Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii. Founded in 2010, this local non-profit charity is run by a small team of dedicated staff and supported by passionate volunteers. The organization also encourages local communities to care for their coastlines through fun, hands-on beach cleanups as well as coordinating educational programs, waste diversion services and public awareness campaigns.

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The watch was tested in the most extreme ocean environments by Bremont Ambassador Mark Healey

 

Now back to the watch itself, shall we? Beautifully engineered, the new Bremont Waterman is housed in a rugged 43mm stainless steel case. The satin and polished case is water resistant to 500 meters (50 ATM, 1650 Feet) and features a uni-directional rotating bezel with Super-LumiNova, automatic helium escape valve, and crown protector. On the back there is a stainless steel case back with integrated flat crystal. On the front we have a highly legible white metal dial with luminous hands and indexes. The watch displays hours, minutes, seconds and date at 3 o’clock. It also features a GMT function, indicated by a central triangle-tipped hand.

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The timepiece also comes with a GMT function

 

Powering the new Bremont Waterman is the self-winding caliber BE-93-2AE with 21 jewels. Immensely precise and durable, this modified ETA 2892-A2 movement was subjected to rigorous testing procedures to earn its COSC chronometer certification. The movement itself beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers a power reserve of approximately 42 hours. Completing the watch we have two strap options: a blue Temple Island rubber strap, and a blue Kevlar with red stitch strap. There is also an additional stainless steel bracelet. Priced at €4,995.00 (excluding taxes), the new Bremont Waterman will be available in late summer 2018.

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On the back we can see a Bremont molded and skeletonized decorated rotor

 

 

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