One of Bremont’s proudest achievements to date was the beginning of an official partnership with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in 2019, paying tribute to Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. Through this partnership, Bremont became the sole luxury watch producer legitimately allowed to use the signs, symbols and Heraldic Badges of all three services; the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force.
2020 sees the introduction of the Broadsword Bronze timepieces, adding to the original line up in Bremont’s Armed Forces Collection. The use of bronze nods to the material’s importance in naval engineering due to its high corrosion resistance to salt water. The new Broadsword case is made of CuSn8 bronze, a solid solution strengthened copper alloy with 8% tin. The high tin content adds to strength, wear and resistance to corrosion. The Bremont Broadsword was originally designed as a contemporary take on the three handed ‘Dirty Dozen’ watch design, a series of timepieces commissioned for the British Army during World War Two when Britain’s Ministry of Defence needed watches to issue to military personnel.
The new bronze editions will be available in three different coloured dial and strap variations, complementing the existing range. The ‘slate’, ‘sotek’ (a military green/teal colour) and ‘tobacco’ dials feature a sub-seconds hand at six o’clock as well as multiple layers of luminous paint on both the dial and hands to complete the original specification for the British Army. The Broadsword Bronze houses the chronometer rated BE-95-2AV movement inside its two-piece 40mm case featuring a steel, screw-in case back stamped with the badges of all three services. As a ‘living’ metal, each model will develop its own unique patina over time, meaning no two watches will ever look the same.
Movement: Modified calibre 11 1/2''' BE-95-2AV. Chronometer raeted. 31 jewels. Glucydur balance wheel, Anachron balance spring, and Nivaflex mainspring.
Vibrations per hour: 28,800 A/h
Power reserve: 38 Hours
Glass: Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.
Case Material: Solid CuSn8 Bronze Case. Bronze screw down crown. Delivered with Ultra thin temporary anti fingerprint coating.
Case Back: Closed Stainless Steel 316L. Embossed detailing.
Dial and Hands: Metal dial with white SuperLumiNova® numerals. Three colour options-Sotek, Tobacco, Slate. Hands in Bronze satin finish with white SuperLumiNova®
Dimensions: Case diameter 40mm. Strap fitting 20mm.
Water resistance: 100m / 10ATM
Functions: Hour/minute/sub-seconds dial at 6. Date at 3 o'clock position.
Ratings and Certification: Chronometer rated to ISO 3159 standard.
Strap: 20mm Brown nubuck strap with white stitching. Grey or khaki vintage style leather.