Bremont MBII White

Bremont MBII White

Bremont and Martin-Baker are both British companies, and both have close links to aviation. Martin-Baker make ejector seats used in fighter jets, and in 2016 they will reach the figure of 7,500 lives saved using their technology (two short as at February 2016). They asked Bremont to make a “definitive aviation watch” in 2007, tough…

Bremont

Company profile: Bremont is a British brand with a clear ambition: to revive British watchmaking. Their dials are not marked “Swiss made” but “London”, and they are endeavouring to gradually increase the proportion of the watchmaking processes performed in the UK. At the moment, cases, straps and leather packaging are made in England, watches are…

Bremont Regatta AC rose gold

Bremont Regatta AC

Like the Bremont Regatta Otusa, the Bremont Regatta AC is a chronograph that has been modified, the chronograph minutes counter adapted to create a 5-minute countdown function in an arc window at 12 o’clock. The Regatta AC by Bremont is available in two versions, in rose gold and hardened polished steel. Its dial design is more classical…

Bremont Regatta Otusa

Bremont’s new chronograph regatta watches were developed as part of their role as Official Timing Partner to the 35th America’s Cup and to the defending team Oracle Team USA, an agreement that began in 2015 and will continue to the final races in Bermuda in 2017. They all feature the countdown function, which is important…

Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300

Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300

This is the production version of the Grandmaster Chime 5175 that Patek Philippe presented for its 175th anniversary in 2014. That piece was a limited edition of seven pieces, six sold to collectors, and one that will one day be on show at the Patek Philippe Museum. The version presented this year is not a…

Patek Philippe Calatrava Timeless White Ref. 7122, rose gold

Patek Philippe Calatrava Timeless White Ref. 7122

This watch by Patek Philippe has all the timeless simplicity of the Calatrava case, coupled with a modern minimalism that makes it contemporary. It has a mechanical movement, manually-wound. The lugs are designed so that they extend visually across the bezel, which adds complexity to the diamond-setting. The diamonds are differently-sized as they reach the…

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Ref. 5396

In their communications for the Patek Philippe Annual Calendar reference 5396, the company say that it was Philippe Stern, owner and president of Patek Philippe, who in 1992 asked his engineers to develop a watch bridging the gap between the so-called “complete calendar” (also known as “full calendar” or “quantième complet”) which indicates day of…

Patek Philippe World Time watch Ref. 5230

Patek Philippe World Time watch Ref. 5230

Patek Philippe’s World Time watch 5230 has been around for almost 80 years, and this year the brand is presenting a new version that replaces all previous models. It incorporates some changes in the cities used to designate the various time zones, such as Moscow that has moved from UTC+4 to UTC+3. At the same…

Patek Philippe World Time Chronograph ref. 5930

Patek Philippe World Time Chronograph ref. 5930

With the World Time Chronograph ref. 5930, Patek Philippe presents a watch with two complications that are not usually found in the same watch: chronograph and world time. As is usual for Patek Philippe, the watch is like an iceberg: the easy-to-use simplicity of the interior hides a ferociously complex mechanism within. Most so-called GMT…