By Danny Mitchell, Head of Watches
Bremont is an award-winning British watchmaker. Established in 2002 in Henley-on-Thames, Bremont was formed with the dream of creating beautifully crafted pilot’s watches of exceptional quality. The Bremont founders, brothers Nick & Giles English, grew up with a love for building mechanical timepieces through their father, a gifted ex-RAF pilot with a PHD in Aeronautical Engineering.
That passion for timekeeping and technology fuelled a desire to create timepieces that would withstand extremes, whether that is the rigors of high altitude or undersea depths. These exceptionally-engineered watches are now adorned by combat military personnel across the world.
Bremont now has an official partnership with the Ministry of Defence (MoD). Their well-respected heritage and reputation made the company the perfect partner to produce exceptional quality timepieces for Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. Bremont can legitimately use the signs, symbols and Heraldic Badges of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force. This year, they are releasing the Armed Forces Collection. This marks the first time that civilians can purchase official Bremont Military timepieces.
The Armed Forces Collection Trilogy consists of the Argonaut, the Broadsword and the Arrow representing land, sea and air. Inspired by the original ‘Dirty Dozen’ watches (a series of timepieces commissioned for the British Army during World War II), all three have a unique slim design case with elements of the exclusive ‘Trip-Tick’ case. The case backs are engraved with Her Majesty’s Armed Forces Heraldic Badges.
The Argonaut, inspired by sea, has been a common name for naval ships for the last 250 years. A simple timekeeper with date function, it’s the perfect watch for diving enthusiasts due to its water resistance (up to 300 meters) and legible dial with 12H / 6H / 9H index.
Boasting a 42mm satin and polish two-piece MoD hardened stainless steel case with internal uni-directional rotating bezel, the Argonaut is chronometer rated to ISO 3159 standard with a modified calibre 11 1/2’’’ BE-92AV automatic movement.
The Broadsword, inspired by land, is a contemporary take on the Dirty Dozen 3 hand. A simplistic design with small second sub dial and date at 3H, it hosts a modified calibre 11 1/2’’’ BE-95-2AV automatic chronometer movement.
With its 40mm satin and polished two-piece MoD hardened stainless steel case, it is the smallest of the Armed Forces Collection for comfort and subtlety. Engraved with Her Majesty’s Armed Forces Heraldic Badges, it sits on a Khaki green sailcloth strap.
The Arrow, inspired by air, boasts more functions than other watches in the collection. It has an improved 48hr power reserve while still retaining its slim 42mm case size and two chronograph subdials controlled by a single monopusher. It is perfectly complemented by a RAF blue sailcloth strap.
Water resistant to 100 meters, the Arrow’s case is MoD hardened stainless steel engraved with Her Majesty’s Armed Forces Heraldic Badges.
Approved by Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and Tested Beyond Endurance, Bremont’s Armed Forces Collection is truly unique. To enquire about any of these watches, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)131 225 4898.