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Bremont Supermarine S2000

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Bremont Supermarine S2000 Specifications

  • Model: Bremont Supermarine S2000
  • Reference: S2000/BK
  • Case: Stainless steel; diameter 45.00 mm; water resistant to 200 bar (2000 metres); sapphire crystal to front and solid caseback.
  • Functions: Hours; minutes; central sweep seconds; date; day.
  • Movement: Calibre 13 1/4” BE-36AE, self-winding movement; frequency 28,800 vph (4Hz); 25 jewels; Power reserve 38 hours.
  • Strap: Black rubber strap with stainless steel pin buckle.

Bremont was founded in 2002 by Nick and Giles English, two charismatic brothers who share a passion for flying. Inevitably the first watches they created were pilot’s watches. The company has enjoyed significant growth since inception and whilst it has continued to draw on inspiration from the aeronautical world, it has also created watches with a maritime link, such as the stunning Victory watch.

The rate of business expansion has been impressed with the company opening its first Bremont Boutique in London’s prestigious Mayfair in 2012. A second store opened in Hong Kong. Thereafter, another boutique opened in London, the Royal Exchange, this time in the City, the company is looking for a suitable location in New York, capitalizing on the strong demand for its watches in North America.

The Bremont Supermarine S2000, is a chronometer with, as the nomenclature implies, an impressive water-resistance of 2000 meters. This particular diver’s watch ensnared the heart of many with its testosterone-rich styling and hewn from granite robustness. A detailed review was on the agenda within mere moments of handling its case, blessed with chiseled good looks.

The Bremont Supermarine S2000 dial

The metal dial is black, providing a wonderful contrast with the hands, hour markings and other elements of the display composition.

The hour and minute-hands are dominated with large expanses of white Superluminova making them eminently legible. The hour markers again use significant scale and bright white luminous fill to converse with the wearer with refreshingly succinct clarity. Quite simply, a dial display does not get much easier to read than the one presented on Bremont Supermarine S2000.

2 apertures feature at 3 o’clock, the larger of the two reveals the day, whilst the more diminutive neighbor imparts the date.

The central area of the dial is framed with a minute track which interfaces with the red circular marker adorning the central sweeps second hand. Ease of read-off is once again superb. The red tip of the hand reaches outwards, kissing the Arabic numerals and scale depicted on the inner flange.

Bremont has cleverly delivered much dial detail but without overburdening which could impair ease of presentation. Furthermore, the resultant mien is devilishly handsome.

The Bremont Supermarine S2000 case

Measuring 45 mm in diameter, the stainless steel case is substantial, with bold, rugged lines that I adore. With some large watches, annoying red marks form on the arm where the crown makes its presence known. However, with the Bremont Supermarine S2000, there is no need to worry.

There is no chafing or gouging of the arm resulting from wearing this Bremont. The crown is positioned out of harm’s way at 2 o’clock and the adjacent crown guard does not impede the free movement of the wrist.

The bezel is uni-directional, a pre-requisite for a professional diver’s watch. The case-back is solid, typical of a traditional diver’s watch and features a depiction of a seaplane presented in relief. The movement is shrouded in an anti-magnetic Faraday cage in order to protect the inner micromechanics.

The Bremont Supermarine S2000 movement

The self-winding caliber 13 1/4″ BE-36AE movement is hidden from view. The movement is identical to the caliber used in the Bremont U-2 Blue.

The caliber 13 1/4” BE-36AE has a frequency of 28,800 vph (4Hz), contains 25 jewels and has a power reserve of 38 hours.

The watch is a chronometer and is supplied with C.O.S.C certification.

Bremont’s patented anti-shock mount helps protect the movement and reaffirms my perception of the Supermarine’s toughness.

The Bremont Supermarine S2000 closing remarks

The Bremont Supermarine S2000 if respected for its toughness which is readily palpable with each fondle of its sturdy case. Moreover, its timekeeping credentials are a given, based on the accompanying COSC certification.

The single most notable aspect is the dial display. It is sympathetic, it delivers time in an easy to read, simple to digest format. Ultimately, it is this unhindered, clear interaction with the wearer which distinguishes the Bremont Supermarine S2000 from lesse watches and makes it very desirable.

8.5Expert Score
Bremont Supermarine S2000
Bremont Supermarine S2000
Bremont Supermarine S2000 is the latest release of Bremont's diving watches. This watch has a whooping 2000 meters of water pressure.
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PROS
  • Excellent thick rubber strap and a steel bracelet
  • Incredible water resistance level of 2000 meters
  • Chronometer-certified calibre
  • Unique crown protector
  • Well-built quality, complex case construction
  • A great evolution of Bremont’s unique design DNA
  • Comfortable to wear, with a great wrist presence
CONS
  • Since the S2000 is more performance-oriented than the S500, we’d have preferred a white (rather than red) triangle on the bezel for ncreased visibility under water.