Bremont Supermarine Range @ The New Type 300 & 301
Bremont has been making specialised dive watches since its very early days. These chronometers, designed to be over-engineered in all respects (and some models capable of withstanding depths of 2,000 metres), were quickly adopted by the military and dive professionals alike. The predecessors to the Type 300 and 301 timepieces came in the form of the Supermarine S500 and the S2000, both remarkable pieces of engineering and very much inspired by Bremont’s core principles. The impact of the significant technical specification for these earlier models resulted in the larger 43mm and 45mm case sizes respectively. The new Bremont Supermarine Type 300 range responds to a demand for a professional dive watch in a slightly smaller iteration.
The watches’ namesake derives from the 1930’s aircraft company, Supermarine, whose first ever Spitfire prototype – the Type 300 led to one of Britain’s most iconic aircraft. The new 40mm case of the Type 300 is also slimmer being only 13mm from sapphire crystal to case back featuring a uni-directional ceramic rotating bezel. Bremont has wanted to create a 40mm dive watch for some time, not necessarily designed to the exact parameters as the S500 and S2000, but certainly embodying Bremont’s engineering DNA and with the capability of reaching at least 300m in dive depth. Every Bremont Supermarine Type 300 is chronometer rated and houses a beautifully finished BE-92AE automatic movement. There will be two variations of the Type 300, and one sister model, the Type 301. Of the two Type 300s, the Type 300/BK has a black dial and ceramic bezel insert, and the Type 300/BL a blue dial and ceramic bezel insert.
By contrast the Supermarine Type 301 is more vintage in look and feel and has a beautifully simple appearance. The black dial is accented by coloured indexes which use the company’s iconic ‘P-51’ Super-LumiNova®. Nick English, Bremont Co-Founder; “The need for a robust dive watch that is so wearable size-wise was the driving force behind the
Type 300’s design and build. The new range is so delightful to wear and really beautifully engineered. The ceramic bezel looks terrific; it’s a wonderful addition to the Bremont stable.” All three models are available on a brushed stainless steel bracelet or an assortment of leather, rubber and NATO straps.