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Bremont ‘Project Possible’ Dive Watch Does Two-Tone Bronze Right

Bremont 'Project Possible' Dive Watch Does Two-Tone Bronze Right General Watch Releases

Ever since I watched Ben Saunders and his expedition teammate Tarka L’Herpiniere drag sleds across Antarctica at the end of February in 2014, I’ve been a fan of Bremont. How the young British brand has consistently managed to find itself at the timekeeping center of audacious, off-the-beaten-path expeditions led by immensely talented and amiable characters is entirely beyond me. But that doesn’t really matter. What does matter is that these unique adventures capture the imagination, inform the audience, and might even inspire action in a way that many watch-related pursuits rarely do. And in the case of Bremont, they also routinely yield colorful and capable watches designed around the expeditions for which they were deployed. One such watch is the new Supermarine “Project Possible,” built to celebrate Bremont ambassador Nims Dai’s incredible record-breaking mountaineering expedition that concluded in the Fall of 2019.

And if this is the first you’re hearing of Nims and Project Possible, the former Ghurka and British Special Forces operator summited all 14 of the world’s 8,000 meter peaks in six months — a record that took its previous holder eight years to accomplish. Nims wore a Bremont for all 14 summits, albeit a white-dialed S300 — a slightly smaller and simpler variant than the Project Possible limited edition being released this week.

Bremont 'Project Possible' Dive Watch Does Two-Tone Bronze Right General Watch Releases

With its subdued navy blue dial contrasted by a cheerful bronze bezel, the new Project Possible watch is the first time Bremont has introduced a solid bronze element to one of its watches, diver or otherwise — and, given the result, I’d hazard a guess it won’t be the last. The multi-piece 43mm Supermarine case itself is aircraft-grade titanium, though — a combination that we’ve seen wear extremely comfortably in other titanium Bremont divers, like the recent Waterman designed for Mark Healey or the Terra Nova and Endurance watches — both designed for a pair of expeditions led by Ben Saunders, including the successful completion of Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s 1800-mile Terra Nova route from the Antarctic coast to the South Pole and back.

Bremont 'Project Possible' Dive Watch Does Two-Tone Bronze Right General Watch Releases

The dial layout differs from the aforementioned examples, though, delivering a combination of applied 6-9-12 elements found on the America’s Cup Supermarines from 2015, and applied circular indices from the standard S500, while deploying the same case and GMT movement execution (using the ETA 2893-2 as a base) of the former. I honestly wasn’t sure what we were going to get after Nims Dai’s historic romp in 2019, but it makes sense that Bremont stuck with the Supermarine platform he preferred, while adding in a bit of extra utility, particularly as a 24-hour hand can be useful in the wilderness to not only track a second time zone, but also as a rudimentary compass of sorts, enabling wearers to orient themselves using the positioning of the sun relative to the position of the the GMT hand.

Bremont 'Project Possible' Dive Watch Does Two-Tone Bronze Right General Watch Releases

On the wrist, the S500 already casts a stout, 16mm profile — one that’s amplified greatly by the added thickness of the heavy-gauge NATO strap favored by Nims. I’d argue that, even with the case’s compact lug-to-lug measurements, it’s too thick for a NATO, but this particular edition ships with a handsome two-stitched leather strap, which, in my past experience with this case, wears extremely comfortably on leather straps. The Bremont Supermarine S500 Project Possible is limited to 300 pieces. It has a retail price of $6,695, and can be ordered directly from bremont.com.

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  • Berndt Norten

    It’s impossible
    Tell Bremont to stop to fly
    It’s just impossible
    See their catalogue diversify

    It’s impossible
    To tell Raymond “e before i”
    It’s just impossible
    Did you know Julio Iglesias
    sings this song–oh why?

  • Dr Dro

    ETA powered!? What happened to their in-house movements?
    Value proposition not there for me. Won’t be shocked when they Romain Jerome.

    • Playboy Johnny – Team Mariu$

      According to Brewmont……. ETA IS their in house movement : )

    • They’re coming – late this year or early next, depending on how badly the pandemic situation shakes things up.

      • Dr Dro

        If and when they do, I hope they price themselves right. They seems to have quite a high self esteem, pricing ETA powered alongside Omega; it’ll be laughable if once they go in-house they price themselves besides Rolex…

  • SuperStrapper

    Way too expensive, par for the course with this outfit. The watch itself looks nice enough, but 16mm is spicy for regular wear. It’s likely saved somewhat by the 43mm case but on a NATO this watch would just be annoying, even past my usual distaste for NATO straps.

  • Playboy Johnny – Team Mariu$

    $6995………..how about $695 for the Hamilton.

    • Esteban

      And even the Hamilton is overpriced.

  • Raymond Wilkie

    Mumble mumble nice size, mumble mumble too expensive.

  • What times we live in…this (admittedly nice) overpriced Bremont will soon be considered good value compared to the latest Seiko’s.

  • Esteban

    The hands are going to look terrible afterdark.

  • Talk about highs and lows. Imagine my excitement that there were two Blowmouth articles – but then the stress when the comments button didn’t work for five very long minutes. Just one question – who actually buys these things??

  • Craig A Clark

    I love everything about this pretty much, aside from the price. I can’t get past that price. Needs to cut 50% for my mind to see it as even worth consideration.

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