Bremont just released their best watches yet, the new Supersonic limited editions dedicated to the last flight of the Concorde.
As we speculated, this new Supersonic LE has a new movement, unrelated to any of their ETA or Valjoux movements, or their Wright Flyer/Jaguar MK I movements. Bremont is calling this their “modified” calibre BE-11M, so it’s safe to say that this movement is probably a collaborative effort between Bremont and another company, almost certainly LJP (La Joux-Perret). But regardless of its origin, it’s quite remarkable. If you look closely, you can see the outline of the Concorde in the shape of the bridges.
For one thing, it’s hand wound, which is a huge plus for us at TLW, but for another, it has an amazing 8 day power reserve, in addition to a power reserve complication. Interestingly, it has a frequency of 21,600 BPH and is quite thin at 4.8mm. Perhaps most importantly, it’s gorgeous. This is a huge win for Bremont, but we’re all still waiting for their proprietary movements to trickle down into more affordable full-production models. For the foreseeable future, your only path to a unique Bremont movement is through one of their limited editions. That said, this is, in my opinion, by far their most attractive LE yet, so this isn’t a bad way to get it.
The dial on all three new watches is gorgeous. It’s something of a combination of an old-school pilot’s watch dial with dress watch elements. The numerals, for instance, are simple and highly legible, yet the dial incorporates a nice sunburst effect and multiple complications. In some ways it reminds me of the AIRCO Mach 1 & 2 but with a dressier look.
The finishing on the dial appears to be great, with this beautiful textured subdial and subtle curvature of the date window. The texture appears to be a repeating pattern based on the shape of the Concorde.
The Concorde-related branding is very subtle. Notice this cool red 12:00 indicator in the shape of the Concorde, for instance.
With regard the case, Bremont has chosen to go with a fairly conservative design, but as usual, it’s 43mm. The production numbers (and cost) vary by which metal you choose. 300 pieces will be made of the steel model ($12,495), 100 rose gold ($22,495), and another 100 white gold ($23,995). Each incorporates a small ring of aluminum from Alpha Bravo, the last Concorde.
Please call 214-494-4241 to pre-order yours, or click one of the images to below to learn more about that particular watch.