Last month, the British manufacturer Bremont has launched the newest addition to its Supermarine dive watch family. Dubbed Waterman Apex, the model is a follow-up to the 2018 Limited Edition Supermarine Waterman, which was heavily influenced by big-wave surfer Mark Healy. Following the trend, Bremont continues to redefine what it means to be a “waterman” with this latest model, partnering for some time with sportsman and big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton for the testing and launch of the watch.
On the wrist, the Waterman Apex is 43mm across and 16.5mm tall. Opting for a steel case built for utility in the brand’s signature “Trip-Tick” silhouette, its scratch-resistant sapphire bezel insert hints at its travel versatility through the 24-hour markers. 500m water resistance marks the daily work of a sports model, this important rating as well as the unidirectional movement of the bezel, the automatic helium escape valve and the sturdy, large crown all work together to establish the watch’s diver credentials.
Beneath the sapphire crystal, a high-resolution, contrasting display is on view, with a matte black inner dial and a white outer minute track. Bremont opts for nickel-plated, applied indices and red and blue detailing to further enhance the Waterman’s style and visibility, while a date indicator placed at the 3 o’clock position adds some everyday utility. In the center of the dial, the signature Supermarine hands indicate the passing hours and minutes, while a red hand counts the seconds and a light gray-blue detailed arrow pointer indicates the second (and potentially third) time zones.
Unusual for a dive watch with such compact capabilities is the exhibition caseback, which reveals the revised caliber 11 1/2’” BE-93-2AV, an automatic chronometer capable of a 42-hour power reserve.
Launching in partnership with Laird Hamilton, the new Supermarine Waterman will further benefit the non-profit Bimini Shark Lab with its sale. Drawing influence from both Hamilton and Lab, the limited edition Diver features shark-inspired motifs, including the stylized internal sectoring of the dial, the monumental rotor for the movement and the exclusive use of grey-blue tones for the watch. throughout.
The Bremont Waterman Apex is a limited release of 250 pieces, each retailing for $5,095. As mentioned, furthering the aquatic features that inspired the Waterman Apex, sales of the watch will support marine research for the Bimini Shark Lab, a non-profit organization based in the US and Bahamas that focuses on shark research and conservation efforts.
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