Bremont Argonaut Bronze Watch Review

Bremont Argonaut Bronze Watch Review

Following the understatedly successful launch of the Bremont Broadsword Bronze, the British watch manufacturer now proudly utilises the patina-pending material onto another design within their Armed Forces collection. Rooted in naval history, the Bremont Argonaut Bronze watch is perfectly suited to honouring Her Majesty’s Armed Forces with a choice of two dial colours, bronze hands and sailcloth straps.

The Bremont Armed Forces Collection

In 2019, Bremont proudly formed an official partnership with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and in doing so became the sole luxury watch producer legitimately allowed to use the signs, symbols and Heraldic Badges of all three services: the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force. On the release of the Bremont Armed Forces collection, we saw a trio of stainless steel designs named the Arrow, Argonaut and Broadsword; the latter was transformed a year later with a bronze case. The entire series dedicates itself to the original Dirty Dozen watches from the 1940’s which were made for the British Army during World War II, bringing to life their military dials, chronometer specification and robust case construction. As expected, the new Bremont Argonaut Bronze watch follows suit, meeting all these criteria while beautifully reflecting the needs of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces today.

Bremont Co-Founder Nick English comments, “We are incredibly proud of our association with the MoD and their recognition of our close military connections, especially having recently been granted the Armed Forces Covenant Silver Award signifying Bremont’s continued support and fair treatment of those who serve or have served in the armed forces and their families. The Argonaut Bronze is a fantastic addition to the collection, offering a contemporary diver’s watch rooted in naval history.”

The Bremont Argonaut Bronze Watch

The original Bremont Argonaut watch formed part of the brand’s Armed Forces collection back in 2019, honouring the Royal Navy with a stainless steel case, smooth black dial and nautical blue strap. Its name was inspired by Greek mythology and is synonymous with Navy history having appeared on Commissioned ships for nearly 250 years. Today, the design evolves becoming more suited to the ocean than ever before with a bronze case, a marine metal used in nautical engineering for centuries due to its high corrosion resistance to saltwater.

The case of the Bremont Argonaut Bronze watch sits on the wrist at 42mm in diameter and is engineered from CuSn8 bronze, a solid solution strengthened copper alloy with 8% tin. As with all bronze watches, the case of the release will change colour, developing its own patina over time as it reacts to moisture in the air and skin. This means each and every case of the Bremont Argonaut Bronze watch will be totally unique to the wearer. For the case back, the British watch manufacturer opts for stainless steel and engraves it with the collective historic and Heraldic Badges of the three services.

Unique to the Bremont Argonaut watch is its internal bi-directional rotating bezel with can be manipulated using the crown at 4 o’clock. The 60 minute scale of the internal bezel is laid out on the outskirts of the dial and detailed with glow in the dark Superluminova. The Bremont Argonaut Bronze comes with a choice of two dial colours, the first a classic black military dial and the second a nautical blue dial. Both are dressed in satin-finished bronze hands with white Superluminova, a red tipped seconds hand and a date window at 6 o’clock. The dial is protected by domed anti-reflective scratch resistant sapphire crystal and a water resistant rating of 300 metres.

To match the differing dial colours of the Bremont Argonaut Bronze watches, the case is paired with a sailcloth strap in the same colour alongside a bronze-coloured pin buckle. Housed within the case is the Calibre BE-92AV automatic winding movement, a chronometer-certified calibre which we’ve come across several times in previous Bremont launches. The movement secures a 38 hour power reserve and a frequency of 28,800vph.

If you’d like to learn more about the Bremont Argonaut Bronze watch and order one for yourself, head over to the Jura Watches website here. Alternatively, get in touch with the team by calling 01335 453453 or send us a message at help@jurawatches.co.uk.

Specifications:

  • Case Size: 42mm
  • Case Material: CuSn8 bronze
  • Bezel: Internal, bi-directional rotating with Superluminova
  • Glass: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
  • Crown: Screw in
  • Case Back: Closed with special decoration
  • Water Resistance: 300 metres
  • Movement: Calibre BE-92AV automatic winding
  • COSC: Yes
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
  • Power Reserve: 38 hours
  • Jewels: 25
  • Frequency: 28,800vph
  • Dial: Black or blue with bronze Superluminova hands and Superluminova numerals
  • Strap: Black or blue sailcloth
  • Buckle: Bronze pin
  • RRP: £3,195

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