Bremont Dive Watches
By a fogged mask, you spy movement just past the pier piling that descends into the dark water — Al Qaeda frogman or elderly snorkeler? It’s difficult to tell in the silty gloom. Biting hard on the rubber mouthpiece, you curse that you forgot to strap the dive knife to your leg before descending. Your lungs burn and you realize you’re just about out of air. A glance at the luminous dial of your dive watch tells you it’s time to ascend. Angling towards the shallows, you kick hard for the beach.
It has been noticed that designer Niklas Bergenstjerna re-imagines some modern dive watches with a vintage bronzed look. Initially inspired by the Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition Dive Watch, Niklas imagined what some some contemporary divers would look like if bronze were the material of choice rather than steel.
British high-flyer watch brand Bremont launched the 43-mm-diameter Supermarine S500 in 2009. Notwithstanding the fact that it was Bremont’s first watch designed for the depths of the sea, the brand managed to make it look both contemporary and traditional at the same time, a quality one doesn’t come across hugely often.