The new Bremont Supermarine S302
Monday - 29 March 2021
If land was water, there’s a man in Britain who could run the distance between the UK to America in 100 days… instead, he will cover the coastlines of Britain supported by Bremont’s new Supermarine S203 watch.
Extreme runner, Nick Butter holds the record for the only person in the world to have completed a marathon in every country of the world. Just last year alone he completed a total of 136 marathons (his current count now sitting at 828) and clocked up an astonishing 5079 miles. And before seeing the new year in, Butter had already set a list of goals for 2021 shortly after receiving his very own Bremont jigsaw puzzle gifted to him by the British manufacturer who stands by his side in all his running challenges, particularly a new one set to commence on April 17th. The new challenge under the hashtag #RunBritain will last until July 26th - a total of 100 days - where he will run an average of 2 marathons a day to complete his track along some of Britain’s most beautiful coastlines. Assisting him on this 100-day challenge will be the new Bremont Supermarine S302 watch unveiled earlier this week.
The new Bremont Supermarine S302
It comes as no surprise that the Bremont Supermarine watch is the go-to timepiece for many of the manufacturer’s ambassadors. The collection, which hosts 3 different case sizes, is versatile but remarkably rugged and durable. Perfectly geared towards those who wish to ride the waves with it or soar thousands of feet up into the sky with it strapped firmly to the wrist – the model is a diving watch that underscores some obvious aviation principles. The Bremont Supermarine watch collection is home to a set of watches with a distinct DNA. A beautifully chronometer-tested movement ensures ideals in precision timing, whilst the company’s Trip Tick Case construction gives each timepiece an assertive aerodynamic look and feel. The Supermarine watch is an amphibious tool that can suffice outdoors, underwater and on dry land equally.
Just a few days ago, we covered the new Bremont Supermarine Chrono watch – the first chronograph to feature in this popular chronometer-certified family of watches. You can check read the full review here for more details. The Supermarine S302 watch, however, catches the eye for very different reasons. It features a GMT function combined with an aesthetic used in the S301 watch released in 2017. Using the same compact 40mm three-piece case construction used in the S301 watch, the Bremont Supermarine S302 features a DLC-treated case barrel. This unique construction remains a favourite for the Henley-on-Thames watch manufacturer, housing the BE-93-2AV automatic movement inside. The self-winding mechanical movement, which is also chronometer-certified, provides a 38-hour power reserve and beats at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour.
The watch’s unidirectional rotating bezel finished in laser engraved ceramic, displays remaining dive time visibly and easily for the wearer. This indispensable tool on a diver’s watch - with markings painted in Super-LumiNova - only rotates in a counter-clockwise direction, eradicating the risk of the wearer accidentally increasing his dive time and potentially his remaining oxygen time. The 40mm stainless steel case, integrated with water resistance certified to 300 meters, sits on the wrist with a depth of 13mm. A closed screwed-in caseback is engraved with the iconic Supermarine Seaplane that Bremont takes inspirational cues from when creating its dive watches for the Supermarine watch collection.
Through a sapphire crystal glass lens treated with layers and layers of anti-reflective technology, a black dial can be accessed, adorned with P-51 Super-LumiNova-coated dot and horizontal batons hour markers. These elements are executed in a vintage beige colour. In addition to lume-coated nickel hands and a red lollipop second hand, the dial also features a 24-hour scale around its edge. The markings of this scale, providing a second time zone, are indicating by a burnt orange arrow-tipped GMT hand, adding a pop of colour to an otherwise stealthy black backdrop. There’s also a date aperture at 3 o’clock that melds quite cleverly into the rest of the dial, making it a particularly appealing feature for those who don’t like the look of an oversized date function. The new Bremont Supermarine S302 watch is available on a new vintage Sahara black and beige NATO-style strap or a stainless steel link bracelet.
Despite having to postpone his up-and-coming speaking tour, Nick Butter is determined to keep running and setting record-breaking challenges for himself. Underpromising and overdelivering is a concept that rings true for a lot of his previous goal lists. Butter’s dream – to become the first man to run a marathon in every country - came with its own dangerous risks, requiring the painstaking determination that could only be natural to very few extreme runners. Butter survived muggings at gunpoint, broken bones, dog attacks and an arrest to name just a few stories. Having spent the entire duration of his challenge in 3-day cycles – run – rest – repeat – he returned home exhausted but triumphant. The marathon runner, athlete, speaker and author had finally achieved his dream. But like most goal-setters, this accomplishment triggered the desire for a new challenge, and what better friend to have by your side than a durable, reliable and stylish timekeeping instrument from Bremont? He and the Supermarine S302 are sure to experience a whole new set of risks and testing conditions whilst enduring the #RunBritain challenge. But to assist him with keeping track of his timings, the legibility and reliability of the new Bremont Supermarine watch are sure to deliver throughout Butter’s gruelling 14-hour running days.
You can check out further details on the running legend’s new companion at Jura Watches by exploring the full spec of the Bremont Supermarine S302 watch here or call a member of our team on 01335 453453.