The Bremont Supermarine has received some updates thanks to a new collaboration with Mark Healy. Mark is a famed free diver, surfer, as well as an environmentalist. Bremont’s Supermarine has been on the market for just around a decade now, and the newly designed Waterman will feature a GMT feature, which creates a whole new subset of buyers that could potentially want one of these. Let’s dive into what will make the Waterman what it is.
Only available in 300 pieces worldwide, the Bremont Supermarine Waterman will be a limited run that will forward a portion of its proceeds to Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, a charitable clean water initiative. This is no doubt due to the interaction that Bremont has had with Mark Healy in the development of this new diver. At first glance, you may recognize that it’s basically the same Supermarine of old, even maintaining the characteristic two o’clock crown. Those who are in the know will notice the color scheme is different; the original Supermarine was a light green and black, with the Waterman being a rich blue and white combination.
The BE-93-2AE (which is actually a slightly modified ETA 2892-A2) movement that is housed within is COSC certified and gives the wearer all the basics such as hours, minutes, seconds, and a date. The twist on this Supermarine comes from its GMT function, making it a viable travel companion if need be. It is automatic with a 42 hour power reserve and beats at a standard 28,800vph.
The case width on this behemoth may be an issue for some potential buyers. Measuring at 43mm, it definitely does not come up short in the size category. The case is also stainless steel and is known as Bremonts S500 case, durability kept in mind, obviously. The Waterman will also be water resistant to 500 meters and has will be available with your choice of a blue rubber strap or a red Kevlar strap, with some press images showing a bracelet, indicating that we may see this option open as well.
In the big picture, Bremont has garnered a lot of criticism during their tenure as a watch company. While the Supermarine or even the Supermarine Waterman may not be the strongest releases we see this year, I can applaud the ethical initiative that Bremont is backing here, just like many companies such as IWC have displayed with their limited releases. Any time where you can raise money for a worthy cause is a success in my book, and for that reason, I hope that this watch reaches its full sales potential. Buyer’s remorse will be hard to set in when you are on the coastline of Hawaii with one of these and check the time. You’ll know that your watch has made an effort to make the world a little more beautiful. For more info, visit Bremont online.