TIME FOR CHANGE WITH THE NEW ‘BREMONT WATERMAN’ LIMITED EDITION
Bremont has added a striking and remarkably technical dive watch to its collection, the Limited Edition ‘Bremont Waterman’. The mechanical chronometer follows an impressive line of marine predecessors which have built a reputation for durability and precision within the range.
Bremont has worked closely with the world renowned free-diver, adventurer, big-wave surfer and ocean environmentalist, Mark Healey, in testing this new timepiece. Crucially, Healey has helped the brand in testing the new Supermarine 500 sapphire crystal case back technology. Limited to 300 pieces, the beautifully engineered new Bremont Waterman incorporates a GMT hand and features deep-blue applied indexes on the dial.
An extension, but modification to the Supermarine range, the Bremont Waterman uses the core S500 watch architecture as chosen by multiple military units and explorers all over the world. The open sapphire backed 500m water resistant case, helium release valve, anti-shock vibration mount and scratch resistant sapphire uni-directional bezel make it a watch that can be tested to extremes.
Nick English, Co-Founder of Bremont: “We have a reputation for making incredibly tough and functional dive watches which are all tested intensively by the military and explorers alike, the Bremont Waterman is no exception. Not only is this new timepiece truly over-engineered which I love, but it has also been a real joy working with Mark. There is no one who respects the strength, beauty and fragility of the oceans more than him, he really is a waterman in every sense of the word. We are honoured to be working with an adventurer who is so driven by perfection, the ocean environment and who is totally uncompromising when it comes to his equipment. Mark has been testing the Bremont Waterman down to depths of 50m, whilst holding his breath for minutes at a time, and equally whilst riding the likes of Jaws, one of the biggest waves in the world.”
While Healey encountered his share of close calls, from shark attacks to blackouts, he thrives on the elements of danger inherent in his work. “Anytime you step into the ocean, you’re in an environment that’s completely uncontrolled by humans,” he says. “Everyone needs to connect with that sort of wilderness in some way, especially in a time when there’s so much noise and distraction in our daily lives.”
To that end, one of Healey’s main ambitions is to use film, photography, and hands-on education to deepen the broader culture’s relationship with the ocean. “I absolutely believe that people will only protect something if they value it, and it’s my life’s mission to inspire others to value the ocean the way I do,” says Healey, who once aspired to be a marine biologist and absorbed himself in malacology (the study of mollusk shells) as a preteen.
Healey continues; “I really identify with Bremont’s commitment to design, function and durability. This piece is just as at home four atmospheres under the sea as it is at a black-tie affair. A well-made timepiece is the only thing that stays with you on your greatest adventures as well as through civilized life. To me it’s a reminder of who you are and where you’ve been; a constant and reliable item in a dynamic life.”
- Modified calibre 11 ¼''' BE-93-2AE automatic chronometer with 42-hour power reserve and GMT.
- Satin and polished stainless steel with uni-directional rotating bezel with Super-LumiNova®.
- Protective patented anti-shock movement mount.
- Water resistant to 50 ATM, 500 metres.
- Blue Temple Island rubber strap with additional Blue Kevlar strap.
- Limited to only 300 pieces.