Bremont Armed Forces Broadsword Jet Watch Review

Bremont Armed Forces Broadsword Jet Watch Review

First launched in classic stainless steel and then later in bronze, the Bremont Broadsword watch makes its third debut but this time in black DLC to celebrate the British watch manufacturer being awarded the Silver Armed Forces Covenant. Meet the Bremont Broadsword Jet watch…

The Bremont Armed Forces watch collection was first launched back in 2019 in celebration of the brand’s partnership with the Ministry of Defence honouring Her Majesty the Queen’s Armed Forces. Through this partnership, Bremont have secured their place as the sole luxury watch manufacturer to be allowed use the signs, symbols and Heraldic badges of the Royal Navy, British Army and the Royal Air Force. The original trio of Bremont Broadsword, Argonaut and Arrow watches also took inspiration from by the original ‘Dirty Dozen’, a series of timepieces made for the British Army during World War II. Over the last few years, we’ve seen several new additions to the collection including a range of Broadsword Bronze watches and the popular Argonaut Azure. Now to celebrate Bremont being awarded a Silver Armed Forces Covenant, recognising their continued support of the Armed Forces, they have introduced the Bremont Broadsword Jet.

While the steel and bronze iterations were distinctively vintage, the new Bremont Broadsword Jet watch offers a resolutely modern take on the Dirty Dozen watch with a full black DLC coated case. The case is satin and polished finished and MoD hardened just as we’ve come to expect with the DLC coating offering not only a stealthy utilitarian look but additional scratch resistance. The case sits on the wrist at 40mm in diameter with a lug width at 20mm and comes equipped with domed anti-reflective crystal glass with anti-reflective treatment and a 100 metre water resistant rating. The case back is also engineered from black DLC steel and engraved with Her Majesty’s Armed Forces Heraldic Badges. In contrast to the rest of it’s all-black finish, the Bremont Broadsword Jet watch is fitted with a bronze screw in crown.

Extending its all-black aesthetic is the dial. The Dirty Dozen-inspired black metal centrepiece is adorned with further bronze hardware on the hour, minutes and small seconds hands which are also pleasantly treated with white coloured Superluminova for exceptional legibility in low lighting. White Superluminova also presents itself on the large Arabic numerals while custom mint coloured Superluminova can be found on the rounded indexes of the sloped minutes track. The dial of the Bremont Broadsword Jet watch is also home to a white-bordered date window at 3 o’clock and the legendary Bremont emblem at 12 o’clock.

Powering the classic time and date display is the BE-95-2AV automatic winding movement, the same Swiss made calibre we’ve seen in previous Bremont Broadsword watches. As for the Bremont Broadsword Jet, we’re guaranteed the Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring and Nivaflex mainspring alongside 31 jewels and a frequency of 28,800vph. The movement also delivers a 38 hour power reserve and has been chronometer certified.

To complete the Bremont Broadsword Jet watch, a black rubber Temple Island strap is added alongside a contrasting bronze pin buckle to match in with the dial’s hardware and screw in crown. The watch is not a limited edition but an online exclusive and can be order from the Jura Watches website here for £2,995.

Specifications: Bremont Broadsword Jet Watch

  • Case Size: 40mm
  • Case Material: Black DLC stainless steel
  • Bezel: Fixed
  • Glass: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
  • Crown: Bronze, screw in
  • Case Back: Closed, black DLC steel with special decoration
  • Water Resistance: 100 metres
  • Movement: BE-95-2AV automatic winding
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date
  • Power Reserve: 38 hours
  • Jewels: 33
  • Frequency: 28,800vph
  • COSC: Yes
  • Dial: Black metal, bronze hands with white Superluminova and mint green Superluminova indexes
  • Strap: Black Temple Island rubber
  • Buckle: Bronze pin
  • RRP: £2,995
  • Limited Edition: No

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