Bremont’s recent Supermarine 500 dive watch turned out to be quite a hit. Following on from this success Bremont watches are about to unveil a new luxury, limited edition dive watch, the Supermarine Descent.
The ‘Descent’ has Bremont’s unique three-piece case construction which allows this dive watch a water resistance of up to a depth of 500m, or 1660ft. But this case retains Bremont’s distinctive curved profile and a size of 42mm. The sapphire crystal protecting the dial is coated on both sides with Bremont’s usual nine layers of anti reflective coating.
As with all good dive watches this model has been extensively tested in the UK by Bremont at their testing facility resulting in the construction of an ‘anti-shock’ movement mount specifically designed to help protect the movement against significant shocks. The Swiss made movement is housed in an anti-magnetic Faraday cage so as to protect the balance, the balance spring and the escapement from any adverse effects of magnetisation.
The Bremont Watch Company is a British company founded by Nick and Giles English. And this model takes its name from the brother’s love of the iconic British aircraft manufacturer responsible for the Supermarine S6B Schneider Trophy Seaplane. And following through with this theme, the watch is limited to 407 pieces, which is the top speed George Stainforth achieved in 1931 with the S6B.