Bremont has added three bronze-cased editions to its Broadsword family of timepieces created under an official partnership with the Ministry of Defence.
The Broadsword range pays tribute to Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and carries HMAF on each dial and Heraldic Badges of all three services; the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force on a steel case back.
“These watches have been extremely popular and with our close military connections it has been a lovely way of using our expertise to offer a military watch to one and all,” says Nick English, Bremont co-founder.
Bronze has become increasingly popular with luxury watchmakers over recent years and Bremont first used the alloy for its limited edition Project Possible watch.
“After the success we’ve seen using bronze in our Project Possible watch, it felt like a great fit to produce the Broadsword in this material, particularly with its use being so crucial in naval history. Achieving the right balance between a contemporary feel and a nostalgic nod to the classic design of military watches was critical in the design process,” Mr English says.
Bremont’s Broadsword was designed as a modern take on the three handed Dirty Dozen watch design used by the British Army during World War II as a spec for manufacturers making field watches for the troops.
Bronze models use the same 40mm case as the core collection, housing a chronometer rated BE-95-2AV movement.
There are three bronze models with blue, brown and slate grey dials priced at £2,995 which equates to around 3,900 in USD.