This is a crazy number: According to co-founder Giles English, 25% of Bremont’s total business comes from the military. Over the past ten years, this number has grown steadily through hundreds of partnerships with various military units around the world, including high-flying fighter squadrons, ocean-going customs clearance divers, and secret special forces (all belonging to replica Bremont) ) Customer base.
Strangely, Bremont has never really aspired to become such a sought-after military watch supplier, but its fate was blocked as early as its pursuit of the development of its iconic impact-resistant movement technology. The brand’s founders Nick and Giles English were introduced to Martin Baker.
The legendary ejection seat manufacturer has established close ties with air forces around the world and will soon provide Bremont with a rare opportunity to create its first squadron watch-specially designed for U2 spy plane pilots Special Edition-The rest is history. This will initiate a ten-year military cooperation and collateral project, culminating in a formal and exclusive partnership with one of the world’s largest armies: the armed forces under British Her.
It is important to note that these three new Armed Forces copy watches are not military releases in the traditional sense. It is true that Bremont’s reputation in the global military world has won it the blessing of HMAF. The latter did cooperate in the design of the entire series, but the watch itself has not been officially commissioned or purchased by the Ministry of Defense. For field use (although each watch has its own competent capabilities). It still does not diminish the importance of Bremont becoming the first brand to produce watches with the official logos of the three departments of HMAF (UK Army, Navy and Air Force). The British Army, Navy and Air Force have it on each back cover. Very deep relief.
Item Type: Replica Broadsword Bronze NEW Watches
Model Number: BROADSWORD BRONZE SLATE
Brand Name: BREMONT
Case Material: Bronze,round
Dial Diameter: 40 mm
Clasp Type: Pin Buckle
Boxes: common box package without paper
Water Resistance Depth: life proof water
Band Material Type: leather strap
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date
These are not release schedules, which is not surprising; after all, relatively disposable, although reliable, quartz-powered alternatives deployed in most combat areas are a much more economical option for military budgets. Nevertheless, this has not prevented the popularization of luxury automatic watches bearing the emblems of various armed forces, nor has it prevented products with the official NATO official inventory number (NSN) engraved on the back of the watch that has never been officially signed. Both products are Licenses or registrations can be obtained relatively easily, and the cost is usually in the name of the forging origin. The most sought-after names in certain special-spec organizations (such as the Navy SEALs) usually attract the biggest criminals (come on, does the SEALs really wear the Master Compressor on their wrists?), but for collectors and watchmakers The same is true for businessmen, which cannot be denied.
But true military-issued watches-the watches whose origins have made them so popular in the collectors world-usually come from a humble, unintentional starting point. Spartans’ design, practicality, targeted abilities and just right luck are usually magical ingredients that represent pedigree rather than purchase. This was once used by Longines, IWC, Omega and other “dirty twelve dozen” watches issued to the Ministry of Defense before and during World War II, and later became the lore of vintage military watches. But to a certain extent, it uses a similar formula, although it also makes Bremont a trusted supplier to all military forces around the world through an indirect path.
The classic “Broad Arrow” pattern of the Ministry of Defense does not exist in all three HMAF watches. This is the key dial signature on every Dirty Dozen watch. The reason is simple: Arrows belong to products purchased by MoD and therefore owned by them. It is technically illegal to use the trademark outside the relatively special scope of the British law. Now, none of these Bremont watches carry a broad arrow because the Ministry of Defense has not purchased them to sign military contracts (ie, issued to field military units). However, this does not mean that the armed forces are still not involved. Each department did provide specific design inputs for their respective watches: Broadsword for the Army, Argonaut for the Navy, and Arrow Single Button Chronograph for the Royal Air Force.
The series is led by the new Broadsword watch, which is a modern interpretation of the classic three-hand military watch aesthetics pioneered by Dirty Dozen. To be sure, the case is now 40mm larger than the original watch issued by MoD, but retains the matte Arabic numeral dial and the small seconds at 6 o’clock. The watch is driven by Bremont’s BE-95-2AE chronograph certified movement (using an ETA 2892 base), which is the same movement used in most of the brand’s current three watches, such as Airco Mach 3. The slanted chapter ring with 12 green luminous points helps to add a bit of depth and texture to the dial itself, but overall it is relatively Spartan, lacking the decorations or flourishes traditionally found at this price point -Although it should be, watch this similar thing.
Even so, the hardened stainless steel case does have a significant excess in the way of “Bremont”, with 100-meter water resistance and semi-twisted polished lugs with small facets, despite the lack of the brand’s textured middle case case, all of which, long It has always been a symbol of multi-piece Trip Tick chassis design. However, this is a relatively standard two-piece housing structure that helps reduce prices and effectively creates Bremont’s latest entry-level product, priced at $3,450. The case itself is still processed from exotic stainless steel rods in the London manufacturing plant in Bremen, and has undergone Bremen’s proprietary hardening treatment, making it five times harder than standard stainless steel. Both sides of the shell are beautifully painted and have three deep grooves designed to evoke the sides of the engine piston. Overall, the weight of the broad sword is surprising-a solid tool watch, despite the relatively small footprint on the wrist.
The Royal Navy has a suitable diving watch-42mm Argonaut, which combines a 300-meter waterproof compressor case design with an internal rotating bezel to become a new combination of Bremont diving watches. The internal rotating bezel usually appears in the entire Bremont series, especially on the MB series watches, which use Bremont’s patented “Roto Click” bezel to rotate in both directions on ceramic bearings. As a diving watch, Argonaut’s bezel is only one-way, and does not use the same Roto Click bearing design, although its 60 clicks are still positive and full of confidence.
Despite using the same font and case structure as the other two watches, Argonaut still feels like a strange duck. Because of its interesting case and DOXA-style orange hour hand, it is the most original of these three watches, or because of the bezel design and the extensive use of colors throughout the process, it is the most different from the military theme of the series. Like Broadsword, the nice fake watch is powered by a Chronometer-certified automatic movement. Its proportions are classic and compact, and it has a similar sense of confidence to wear, but it is easy to wear even on a smaller wrist.
Finally, Arrow-the 42mm chronograph of the Royal Air Force-features a super simple dual compound register layout and a single button at 2 o’clock. At first glance, this 100-meter-long waterproof case is very thick, but not thicker than the Sinn 103 equipped with Valijoux or Bremont’s own ALT-1 chronograph, and due to its relatively wide lug-to-lug length And much attention. Like the broad sword, the dial is also equipped with the same tilted luminous dial and 20/40/60 second counter. There is a cumulative time of 30 minutes at three o’clock, and a date hole at six o’clock, which can be said to be a perfectly balanced classic chronograph.
As Bremont’s first single pusher, the Arrow was made using BE-51AE (it seems to be an improved 7750). There is no need to use dedicated start/stop and reset pushers, but only one pusher can complete all the work. Just click to start, click again to stop, and click a third time to reset. The fourth click will restart timing. It is rare, and although it may not be sufficient for racing applications, it has been carefully designed here to serve as a task timer and is naturally included in the collection.
Regardless of whether you attribute it to military surveillance history (UK or elsewhere), Bremont’s growing position in the timeline is becoming more and more difficult to ignore. Moreover, since there is no obvious shortcut to establish a HMAF partnership, the content you are looking for is a very important milestone and a potential harbinger of future cooperation.