Bremont Supermarine 500 New Models

Back in 2009, Bremont introduced Supermarine 500, the first diving watch from the British luxury watch brand co-funded by Nick and Giles English. This diving watch range was named as after the iconic British aircraft manufacturer responsible for the Supermarine S6B Schneider Trophy Seaplane and the Supermarine Spitfire. This year, the brand is updating the Supermarine 500 collection with new models.

Among the new models, the vintage styled Supermarine S501 draws direct inspiration from the S301 released in 2017. The black dial is accented by coloured applied indexes which use the company’s iconic ‘P-51’ Super-LumiNova®, the new look unidirectional ceramic rotating bezel has also been carried on along with the band of copper around the crown to set off the indexes.

A knurled effect on the dial has been incorporated for the first time, an effect also seen on the middle barrel of the MB range, which adds certain depth to the face of the watch. Bremont has used an exhibition case back with this model, another first for the Supermarine range, enabling the beautifully finished and decorated movement to be showcased. Much of the development for the thicker crystal case back came from a military project, something that was critical to ensure the watch could still reach depths of 500m.

Additionally, Bremont is releasing two new variants of the S500, the S500/BL and the S500/BK. Both models are an evolution of the original S500 line-up. Whilst the S500/BL no longer has a solid 20 minute marker on its sapphire bezel, the day date window has been kept from the original design. The blue dial has been updated to match the same pantone as the S300 Blue and the applied indexes are filled with C3 lume.

The S500/BK draws on some of the design elements from the more technical S2000 model, its black dial is framed by a new unidirectional ceramic bezel insert. Still very much aviation inspired, the closed case backs of both models feature an engraving of the Supermarine Seaplane.

Technical details

Supermarine 500 – Model S501

 

Movement
Modified calibre 11 ½’’’ BE-36AE automatic chronometer, 25 jewels, glucydur balance. Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 38-hour power reserve, Bremont moulded and skeletised decorated rotor.

Functions
Hour/minute/second, date at 3H

Case
Stainless steel Bremont Trip-Tick® case construction with scratch resistant DLC treated case barrel
Protective patented anti-shock movement mount
Ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel with Super-LumiNova® luminous coating
Case diameter 43mm. Overall height 16mm. Strap lug width 22mm
Stainless steel exhibition case back
Double anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 50 ATM, 500 metres

Dial
Metal dial with applied indexes
Super-LumiNova® coated indexes and hands

Strap
22mm vintage leather or stainless steel bracelet

Certification
C.O.S.C chronometer certified. Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification

Supermarine 500 – Model S500/BL

Movement
Modified calibre 11 ½’’’ BE-36AE automatic chronometer, 25 jewels, glucydur balance. Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 38-hour power reserve, Bremont moulded and skeletised decorated rotor

Functions
Hour/minute/second, day and date at 3H

Case
Stainless steel Bremont Trip-Tick® case construction with scratch resistant DLC treated case barrel
Inner soft iron anti-magnetic Faraday cage to protect movement
Protective patented anti-shock movement mount
Sapphire unidirectional rotating bezel with Super-LumiNova® luminous coating
Case diameter 43mm. Overall height 16mm. Strap lug width 22mm
Stainless steel screw-in and decorated case back
Double anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 50 ATM, 500 metres

Dial
Blue Metal dial with applied numerals
Super-LumiNova® coated indexes and hands

Strap
22mm integrated rubber in blue or stainless steel bracelet.

Certification
C.O.S.C chronometer certified. Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification.

Supermarine 500 – Model S500/BK

Movement
Modified calibre 11 ½’’’ BE-36AE automatic chronometer, 25 jewels, glucydur balance. Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 38-hour power reserve, Bremont moulded and skeletised decorated rotor

Functions
Hour/minute/second, date at 3H.

Case
Stainless steel Bremont Trip-Tick® case construction with scratch resistant DLC treated case barrel
Inner soft iron anti-magnetic Faraday cage to protect movement
Protective patented anti-shock movement mount
Ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel with Super-LumiNova® luminous coating
Case diameter 43mm. Overall height 16mm. Strap lug width 22mm
Stainless steel screw-in and decorated case back
Double anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 50 ATM, 500 metres

Dial
Black Metal dial with applied indexes
Super-LumiNova® coated indexes and hands

Strap
22mm integrated rubber in black or stainless steel bracelet

Certification
C.O.S.C chronometer certified. Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification.

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