Bremont Supermarine Descent Limited Edition Watch
One of my favorite modern dive watches (that is coincidentally retro themed) is Bremont's Supermarine 500. A neat looking British designed (Swiss-made) watch, the Supermarine combines the function demanded by diving watches with an ageless romance that gives the watch line a good story. The watch design is inspired by classic aircraft such as the Supermarine S6B Schneider Trophy Seaplane and the Supermarine Spitfire. The dial has lots of lume and is a good mix between modern and classic style, that is still totally "a diver." While the look isn't for everyone, I am a fan. This limited edition Supermarine Descent version of the watch will be limited to 407 pieces and has a 42mm wide steel case that has been coated with DLC (diamond like carbon) for hardness and scratch resistance. The bezel retains its attractive look being covered with a sapphire crystal.
Bremont is known for their highly shock resistant "Trip-Tick" cases that are made up of several pieces and are also highly anti-magnetic. The case is even still curved a bit for comfort and water resistant to 500 meters. Inside the watch is a modified ETA 2836-2 automatic movement that has been Chronometer certified. Functions include the time, day, and date. A nicely conceived watch with loads of style and an aggressive demeanor. Priced high though at about $5,000. Available soon.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.