Since its founding in 2002, aviation has remained at the heart of the Bremond brand with co-founders Nick and Giles English being keen pilots themselves. As such, the British watch manufacturer’s portfolio is dominated by pilot’s watches, whether it be the extremely durable Martin Baker, the traditional ALT-1 or the original Solo. So, when Bremont announced the launch of the H1 Generation collection, their first core collection fitted with their ENG300 movement series, we knew there would be a pilot’s watch in there somewhere. Alongside the sporty Supernova and the elegant Audley, we were welcomed to a classic three-hand pilot’s watch named the Bremont Fury.
According to the Henley-on-Thames manufacturer, the name for the Bremont Fury watch is taken from two iconic aircrafts: the 1930’s Hawker Fury and the 1940’s WW2 Hawker Sea Fury. Yet it’s not just the name that appears to have inspired the releases, with the cases of the Bremont Fury watches beautifully reflect the stylings of pilot’s watches during this time. In particular, there’s a large flattened onion-shaped crown protruding out at the right hand side of the case as well a thin, stepped polished bezel and relatively thick lugs. The crown is tipped with a polished enamel Bremont logo and screws down to help assist in a water resistance of 100 metres.
As for dimensions, the Bremont Fury watch comes in at 40mm in diameter with a height of 12.9mm. The case itself is manufactured from stainless steel using the Bremont Trip-Tick case construction which is entirely designed and crafted at their Wing facility in Henley-on-Thames. Peering at the case from the side, you’ll see a gorgeous scratch resistant PVD treated case barrel offered in a choice of two colours, traditional black or rich Bremont blue depending on the dial colour you elect. There’s also domed sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective treatment on the front and flat sapphire crystal on the case back allowing for a view of the ENG300 movement series inside.
The dial of the Bremont Fury watch is stereotypical of a classic pilot’s watch but one that is done beautifully, nonetheless. The backdrop, coloured in black or blue, has a gorgeous granular like texture with matte finish. In marked contrast to this is the power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock is decorated in a subtle azurage pattern with bold accents of red to mark when the 65-hour power reserve is getting low. At the bottom of the power reserve dial, there’s also the “H1” logo in red to symbolise the Bremont Fury being tested under Bremont’s H1 Timing Standard (more on that shortly).
Around the edge of the Bremont Fury’s dial is a selection of large Arabic numerals and a triangle marker at 12 o’clock for the hour markers, a date window at 3 o’clock and a sloped white printed minutes track. At the centre, two large dagger-shaped hands display the hours and minutes while a third, slender red-coloured, arrow-tipped hand works for the seconds. As with all of Bremont’s pilot’s watches, the Fury is generously adorned with Superluminova across the dial for easy legibility in low lighting.
Easily one of the biggest draws of the new Bremont Fury watch is the movement inside. Back in 2021, the British watch manufacturer made history with their first manufactured movement which debuted within a series of Bremont Longitude Limited Edition watches. Named the ENG300 movement series, the calibre was, and still is, designed and built entirely at The Wing marking the first time in 50 years a mechanical movement like this has been built to scale on British shores. For the first time, the ENG300 movement is placed within a core collection of timepieces, one of which is the Bremont Fury watch.
The ENG365 automatic winding calibre is utilised at the centre of each Bremont Fury watch powering the hours, minutes, seconds, date and power reserve indicator. We’re also promised a 65-hour reserve, a silicon escape wheel, frequency of 25,200vph and 22 jewels. All the movements within the Bremont ENG300 movement series are rigorously tested using Bremont’s H1 Timing Standard, directly comparable to the ISO3159:2009 Chronometer test. This standard ensures high levels of reliability, durability, and accuracy within all the Bremont H1 Standard movements. Another part of the test involves sending each ENG300 movement into the air on live ejection launches with brand partner and leading ejection seat manufacturer Martin-Baker. Despite its high levels of resilience, the ENG365 movement refuses to neglect decoration with beautiful features like rhodium plated bridges with gold plated automatic bridge and a tungsten open-worked rotor displayed beautifully through the back of each Bremont Fury watch.
Completing the Bremont Fury watches is a classic calfskin leather strap. The blue-dialled model elects a leather band in a similar shade of navy blue while the black dial does the same with its own black leather strap. Both straps are detailed with contrasting white stitching and secure to the wrist by polished stainless steel pin buckles.
Price & Availability
The Bremont Fury watches are available to order now at a retail price of £5,995 each. They join the brand’s core collection, so are not part of any limited run, and can be ordered on the Jura Watches website here. If you’d like to learn more about these new releases and shop the full range of Bremont H1 Generation watches for yourself, contact our team of specialists on 01335 453453 or send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.