Bremont Supersonic Limited Edition Watch Review
Tuesday - 29 January 2019
Flying onto our wrists for 2019 is the fantastic new Bremont Supersonic Limited Edition watch. This immaculate collection of timepieces has been designed to commemorate the Concorde, an aeroplane that flew faster than a rival bullet and split the time of transatlantic crossings in half. Bremont have released three variations of the Supersonic with different case materials: a stunning rose gold, a sophisticated white gold and a classic stainless steel.
The 50th anniversary of the Concorde was celebrated at the end of last year, and in true Bremont style, they honoured this remarkable plane by releasing their eighth historical limited edition watch which incorporates real pieces of an iconic Concorde plane within the design. The G-BOAB Concorde plane, also known as the Alpha Bravo, was the third Concorde to join the British Airways fleet in 1974. In collaboration with the airline, Bremont have been able to secure aluminium from the Alpha Bravo and moulded it into a decorative ring that can be admired through the sapphire crystal glass case back of each Bremont Supersonic watch.
The Bremont Supersonic watches are also the very first collection of timepieces from the British manufacturer to house a manual-winding movement. The BE-11M calibre equips each Supersonic watch with hour and minute hands, a small seconds dial at 6 o clock, a date aperture and a powerful 8 day power reserve indicator at 12 o clock. Each of these functions are beautifully presented on silver sunburst dials which are directly inspired by the reflective paint used on the Concorde planes.
We are truly spoiled for choice when it comes to the different case materials available on the Bremont Supersonic Limited Edition watches and each 43mm case design also boasts a slightly different dial too. The rose gold Bremont Supersonic is beautifully detailed with matching rose gold hands while the white gold boasts sleek nickel hands that look breathtaking against the crisp silver dial. The stainless steel Bremont Supersonic on the other hand stands out from the rest with bold blue hands that have been chosen purposely to denote the British Airways logo.
Just when you thought the trio of Bremont Supersonic Limited Edition watches couldn’t get much better, you see the packaging they arrive in. The unique packaging allows you to house each limited edition into the head of your very own Concorde plane which is itself a stunning ornament to be displayed.
The prices and limited edition values are different with each Bremont Supersonic watch variation. The steel is limited to 300 pieces and retails at an amazing £9,495 while the white gold and rose gold are both limited to only 100 pieces, the white gold retailing at £17,995 and the rose gold at a slightly more affordable £16,995. For more information about these watches and where to get your own, click here.
- Case Size: 43mm
- Case Material: Stainless Steel, Rose Gold or White Gold
- Bezel: Fixed
- Glass: Anti-reflective scratch resistant sapphire crystal
- Water Resistance: 100 metres
- Dial: Sunray silver with Superluminova hands
- Case Back: Exhibition
- Movement: Modified calibre BE-11M
- Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o clock, date at 6 o clock, 8 day power reserve indicator at 12 o clock
- Jewels: 33
- Vibrations: 21,600 bph
- Power Reserve: 8 day (192 hours)
- Limited Edition: 300 pieces (Steel), 100 pieces (White Gold & Rose Gold)
- RRP: £9,495 (Steel), £16,995 (Rose Gold), £17,995 (White Gold)