Simply launched by Bremont is the Longitude watch, which, along with being an all-new assortment, additionally marks the debut of the model’s long-anticipated manufacture motion. The brand new ENG300 sequence might be absolutely assembled on the model’s new “The Wing” facility in Henley-on-Thames with this ENG376 serving because the inaugural caliber. Bremont absolutely acquired the rights to the K1 calibre from THE+ (related to Horage), re-engineered 80% of the motion’s weight, and now can declare that the motion might be 100% assembled at its personal manufacture. This, certainly, has been a very long time coming for Bremont and marks a brand new chapter for the British watch model led by the Giles brothers.
Designed by the famend Stephen McDonnell, the ENG300 will meet chronometer requirements (although not COSC certification), and Bremont is experiences an accuracy of +/- 3 seconds per day. Boasting a silicon escapement, customized steadiness bridge, and a tungsten rotor, the ENG376 is ready to be the primary in a sequence of recent Bremont Manufacture calibers that the model might be rolling out. It’s truthful to say expectations might be excessive, and after spending a while at The Wing and dealing with the brand new Longitude, I really feel fairly assured that the substantial funding of money and time (keep in mind that Bremont doesn’t have a flush company umbrella or the cash that comes with that) will place Bremont in a class the model has lengthy aspired to.
The Bremont Longitude watch itself is available in three limited-edition variants of 150 items in metal, 75 in rose gold, and 75 in white gold. Not simply the identify pays tribute to England’s historical past in timekeeping — so does the brass sourced from the historic Flamsteed Meridian Line on the Royal Observatory in Greenwich that’s used on the motion’s outer rim.
Finished in a 40mm case that measures 12.5mm-thick with a 49mm lug-to-lug top, the Longitude options a big date window, in addition to an influence reserve indicator that’s impressed by the pink ball seen on high of the Royal Observatory. It truly is a good-looking and really well-built watch with a formidable case and elegantly easy design that’s lastly matched by a real manufacture motion.
Turning the case over reveals the well-finished ENG376, which operates at 25,200 vph and has a 65-hour energy reserve. The distinctly designed interaction of rhodium and gold plating on the bridges and small particulars just like the blued screws actually do replicate what the model is making an attempt to realize and talk with its first manufacture motion.
The opening of The Wing and the debut of the ENG376 marks the start of a brand new chapter for the model, and the English brothers promise extra calibers within the close to future that might be considerably extra inexpensive than the not-inexpensive Longitude Assortment.
Having lately visited The Wing and spent a while with the workers and management of the model, I plan on going a bit deeper about each this product and the model’s plans within the close to future, so look out for that. As for now, the limited-edition Bremont Longitude assortment is priced at $16,995 in metal, $23,995 in rose gold, and $24,995 in white gold. You may be taught extra at bremont.com.