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WOTW: Bremont Supermarine Waterman Limited Edition watch

The Bremont Supermarine Waterman watch, limited to just 3000 pieces worldwide, addresses the issue of plastics in our oceans with its assertive 43mm satin and polished stainless steel sapphire backed case and peerlessly performing BE-93-2AE automatic COSC certified chronometer.

If it hasn’t already crossed your mind that the rubbish accumulating in ocean garbage patches around the world will eventually impact our health, our ecosystems and our economy – then it should do now. ‘Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii’ is a grassroots, local non-profit organisation run by a small team of dedicated staff and supported by passionate volunteers. By purchasing the Bremont Supermarine Waterman watch, you not only invest in a practical and reliable companion for life, but you also support the organisation, with a percentage of the proceeds contributing towards educational programmes, ocean plastic recycling, waster diversion services and local community beach clean-ups organised by the company.

Despite the Waterman watch carrying through a number of distinct characteristics from the Supermarine line, this limited edition timepiece draws attention to its unidirectional rotating bezel dressed in striking blue and white colours. The first 20 minutes are highlighted in white as opposed to the familiar blue – a clever design feature seen as the deeper the diver ventures, the more the watch’s features will appear blue or green in colour. The high-contrast white markers are sure to remain visible for much longer than those dressed in darker blue shades. The screw crown at 2 o’clock and the single sided crown guard are bold, visually pleasing characteristics that add charm to the design of the watch as well as serving an important practical purpose. As well as the clear indications for the hours, the seconds and the minutes, the Bremont Supermarine Waterman Limited Edition watch also features a useful GMT hand and offers the wearer 500 meter water resistant capabilities for exploring great depths of the ocean with its strapped firmly to the hand with a blue Temple Island rubber strap and red contrast stitching.

Highly legible points to focus on around the dial “pop” out of its subtly textured metal surface. The contrasting shades between the light dial and the deep mesmerising blue of the hour markers, combined with the black hands and the chapter ring, keep the wearer engaged whilst referencing the time. Whether you’re a fan of the date window or not, in this design, the feature is crisp, unobtrusive and does well to blend in with the rest of the design. The Bremont Supermarine Waterman Limited Edition watch is powered by the in-house manufactured BE-93-2AE automatic chronometer – an engine that provides an impressive 42 hour power reserve and features a Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring and 21 jewels. The movement which beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour, can be viewed through a sapphire crystal glass caseback. The window offers the wearer a surrealist plunge into the depths of Bremont’s ever-evolving watch manufacture through the heart of the timepiece.

With an interesting story lying behind the design of every masterpiece created by the Bremont Brothers, it’s easy to see how these sublime wristwatches become a part of an avid wearer’s collection. The company’s heritage is apparent through the every perfectly carved angle and every beautifully polished element of the watch.

You can find out more about the Bremont Supermarine 43mm WATERMAN Limited Edition Watch here.

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