Bremont Supermarine Waterman Limited Edition Watch Hands-On

Bremont Supermarine Waterman Limited Edition Watch Hands-On

The first directions during our breathing activity with Mark Healey – a widely acclaimed freediver, large wave surfer, and sea preservationist – were “Breathe in and fill your butt with air.” The breathing activities were a snappy introduction to a portion of Mark’s breathing procedures that he uses to prepare himself for a free jump. Honestly, it would doubtlessly help me during the monotonous routine and work routine to deliver some pressure and to in a real sense “cool off.” And, while I couldn’t encounter freediving in the warm California waters off Santa Monica Pier, I had the option to get my hands on the new Bremont  Supermarine Waterman during its interesting dispatch occasion at Shutters on the Beach.

All pictures by John Kim

Bremont’s new Limited Edition Waterman broadens the setup of their generally welcomed and particularly planned jump watches with a couple of updates and is restricted to 300 pieces. The Waterman is delivered as a team with Mark Healey, and will have a level of its business continues contributed towards Sustainable Coastline Hawaii; a nearby grassroots non-benefit association committed to bringing issues to light about plastics in our seas (around 8 million metric tons) through sea shore clean-ups, sea plastic reusing, instructive projects, and waste redirection administrations among other things.


The Waterman’s DNA comes from the S501 Supermarine , with its 43mm case distance across, 60-click unidirectional sapphire bezel, COSC-affirmed chronometer development, hostile to stun development mount, and sapphire gem caseback, all appraised to 500m of water opposition. Where it varies is the BE-93-2AE programmed development with a 42-hour power save, GMT complication (imparted to the new Endurance and MBIII), inset white crosshatched dial, blue and white sapphire bezel, blue dial markers, blue elastic and kevlar ties, and a two-tone dark to-blue GMT hand. I’m speculating you’ve understood the water topic of this watch.

Aside from the development, the greater part of the progressions are corrective, however as I would like to think, definitely give it a separating trademark from its Supermarine brethren. One of the unpretentious changes, if deliberate, was the blue and white bezel. The shading combination wasn’t what aroused my curiosity, however the way that they utilized white for the initial 20 minutes rather than blue. While this may have been simply configuration centered, I hear it could bode well from a jumper’s point of view on the grounds that, in case you’re plunging profound and long enough, expecting you to experience decompression, the white markers would be truly noticeable versus the tasteful pattern of shading the initial 20 minutes red or yellow, or some other brilliant tone. Reason being, most tones will at last look blue-green dependent on plunging profundity. Having the initial 20 minutes “hued” white would give it a high difference from the dark blue, making it more decipherable for decompression.

Here’s a great certainty: freedivers seldom need decompression or get “the bends” on the grounds that they take one full breath to plunge, and the time spent at profound profundities are seconds compared to hours and minutes when scuba diving.


The screw-down 2 o’clock crown and single sided crown monitor are outwardly satisfying and the stringing of the crown is smooth. A 43mm case is an overwhelming size for most and with somebody having a more modest wrist, it very well may be a major issue. Yet, subsequent to giving it a shot, I felt that the wearability was a worthy fit and it didn’t feel as extensive as something can imagine the 42mm Bell & Ross BR-03 models. That being said, this is definitely not a “cuffable” watch, as it is a genuine device watch, tall and thick, which I for one like, however it could end up being an issue when attempting to combine it with a shirt suit ensemble.

The dial has an inconspicuous surface and shading that keeps you drew in and the blue hued markers alongside the part ring and dark hands give the watch high neatness focuses. The date at 3 o’clock is subtle, fresh, and mixes in well with the general stylish of the watch. I’m by and by a fanatic of date windows out of unadulterated usefulness, however plunge watch stalwarts, may incline toward a more sterile dial.

If you watch the Bremont Waterman video , you’ll hear Mark Healey say, “The Bremont Waterman is in a real sense the solitary thing that stays on my body from down underneath the outside of the sea right through the remainder of my life.” Now, I couldn’t say whether Mark wears his watch ordinary and I know it’s a showcasing/special video, yet when I was assessing his own watch, with the Temple Island blue elastic tie, you could see a couple of scratches and scratches to a great extent, and I’d prefer to envision they weren’t of the work area jumping kind. One huge fix of scraping appeared as though he had scratched it facing some unpleasant coral.

Having had the opportunity to talk with Mark, Giles, and Nick, during the dispatch, it’s extremely evident that the energy and enthusiasm for the Bremont brand isn’t a demonstration and is decidedly legitimate and I likewise like that a portion of the returns of this watch are going to a grassroots foundation that by and by holds a spot in Mark’s heart, from his home in Hawaii. Bremont has consistently had a method of remembering individual stories for their assortments, and it makes it simple to need to be a piece of this brand’s culture and history, with the goal that you can likewise install your own story into a timepiece.

The 300-piece Limited Edition Bremont Supermarine Waterman will be accessible August first at a cost of $5,995. bremont.com