Bremont Announce Trio of Broadsword Bronze Watches
Tuesday - 27 October 2020
Back in 2019, Bremont debuted their incredible Armed Forces collection designed in official partnership with the Ministry of Defence and paying tribute to Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. Following on from its success, the British watch manufacturer has redesigned the iconic Broadsword model with a stunning CuSn8 bronze case and three new dial and strap variations. Meet the trio of Bremont Broadsword Bronze watches…
Alongside the Bremont Armed Forces Arrow and Argonaut, the original steel Broadsword was inspired by a range of watches appointed for the British Army during WWII nicknamed the “Dirty Dozen”. Through this partnership with the Ministry of Defence, these watches also celebrated Bremont becoming the sole luxury watch manufacturer officially permitted to use the signs, symbols and Heraldic Badges of all three services: the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force. The new trio of Bremont Broadsword Bronze watches follow suit, remaining high precision and robust wristwear suitably designed for use by military personnel.
“We are still incredibly humbled and proud by the recognition that Bremont was given by the MoD to create the Armed Forces Collection. It felt like a great fit to produce the Broadsword in this interesting material, particularly with its use being so crucial in naval history. It has not only been designed and engineered to meet these criteria but also to reflect the needs of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces today.” – Nick English, Co-Founder of Bremont Watches
Bronze has already proven itself to be an incredibly popular material in the luxury watch market over recent years, but the material also has an interesting history within military world. Widely used in naval engineering and in the production of deep-sea diving helmets, bronze provides excellent corrosion resistance to salt water. The Cusn8 bronze used in the construction of the Bremont Broadsword Bronze watch is strengthened by copper alloy and 8% tin, with the high tin content providing additional strength, wear and resistance to corrosion. The bronze 40mm case also offers something truly unique to its wearer. When exposed to moisture in the air and pH levels in perspiration, the bronze will darken and change colour overtime meaning no two of the Bremont Bronze watches will ever look the same.
Housed within the Bremont Broadsword Bronze is the BE-95-2AV automatic winding calibre which has been COSC certified to ISO 3159 standard. The mechanical movement provides central hands for hours and minutes, a small seconds dial at 6 o’clock and date at 3 o’clock. The 31 jewelled calibre also provides a 38 hour power reserve, a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and a Bremont moulded and decorated rotor. Sadly, the rotor isn’t on display but instead we are treated to a stunning stainless steel closed case back decorated with Her Majesty's Armed Forces Heraldic badges.
There are three Bremont Broadsword Bronze watches to choose from, each boasting their own unique dial and strap design. The Broadsword Bronze “Slate” is the more classic of the three, offering a sophisticated slate grey dial and a matching dark grey Nubuck leather strap. The Broadsword Bronze “Tobacco” is a true interpretation of the original “Dirty Dozen” with its vintage brown dial and matching brown leather strap. Lastly, and possibly our favourite, the Broadsword Bronze “Sotek” stands out with a breathtaking teal-green dial and brown Nubuck leather strap. All variations are detailed with Superluminova detailing on the dial, bronze pin buckles, screw in crowns and domed sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective treatment.
If the original Bremont Armed Forces collection is anything to go by, the Bremont Broadsword Bronze watches are going to be huge hits with watch collectors and Bremont enthusiasts everywhere. If you’d like to learn more about the collection head over to the Jura Watches website here or get in touch with the team on 01335 453453 or at email@example.com.
Specifications: Bremont Armed Forces Broadsword Bronze Watches
- Case Size: 40mm
- Case Material: Cusn8 Bronze
- Bezel: Fixed
- Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
- Crown: Screw in
- Case Back: Closed stainless steel engraved with Her Majesty's Armed Forces Heraldic badges
- Water Resistance: 100 metres
- Movement: BE-95-2AV automatic winding
- COSC: Yes
- Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date
- Power Reserve: 38 hours
- Jewels: 31
- Frequency: 28,800vph
- Dial: Slate grey, Teal green or Tobacco brown with luminous hands and indexes
- Strap: Nubuck leather
- Buckle: Bronze pin
- RRP: £2,995
- Release Date: Out Now