As I mentioned in last week’s in-depth introduction to the Bremont Watch Company, the new Bremont Supermarine 2000 dive watch is on the way. With a 2,000 meter water resistance rating, helium escape valve, and upsized 45mm case, the Supermarine 2000 is a souped up version of Bremont’s original Supermarine (500 meters/43mm case). One other subtle change is the addition of a “London” notation on the outer chapter ring at 6 o’clock (see below)– a little show of home town pride, I’d guess. This watch also has a sapphire crystal display back — nice, however I think that this feature (and perhaps the day/date windows) may be more appropriate for the 500 given that a display-back is perceived as being more of a recreational feature rather than something found on a professional dive watch. On the flipside, you do get the best of both worlds; that is, a look at the movement as well as the 2,000m water resistance rating. Price somewhere around $6,000 if I had to guess (will update when I know). Overall a solid new offering from Bremont as the Supermarine collection continues to develop.
Bremont Supermarine 2000 Watch
45mm stainless steel case, automatic mechanical movement (modified ETA, COSC), rubber strap
“London” notation on the outer chapter ring at 6 o’clock instead of a “30″ as appears on the Supermarine 500: