This post title as you might imagine is a little tongue in cheek. Bremont have made a name for themselves launching numerous collaborative special editions, such as HMS Victory, the Wright Brothers or most recently the H4.
Well this week the announced the opportunity for all of us to collaborate to create our own watch, based on the MBII.
The MBII is for me “the Bremont watch” in so far as it is a good, well designed, distinctve watch. The watch has been available in a variety of colour/strap variations for sometime.
I have been following the Hamtun brand since their first Kickstarter project in 2015. I first noted them as they were the first Hampshire watch brand I came across and despite now being a Greenwich resident I am originally from the county. I have still to actually see one of their watches in the metal, I live in hope. However, Ross Davis’ watches have won the admiration of many in the watch community.
This new kickstarter launch went live today and has, as I type, already well over 400 backers for a price of £279. for the version with the PT5000 movement. This movement, for those of you not already familiar, is a copy of the popular ETA2824-2 movement made by HK Technologies in Hong Kong for a considerably lower price.
Hopefully I will one day get to handle one of these watches.
It is difficult to to think of normal life and how the world was only a few weeks ago during the current health crisis, which makes it difficult to blog about watches. This difficulty is increased as there is very little watch news to report on. On the other hand most of us “non-essential” workers now have more time on our hands so writing could be a useful distraction.
Garrick Watches have solved this dilema for me. Last week they announced their latest watch the S3.
Now, I am not usually a big fan of skeleton dials but I think this is a really attractive looking watch, The blue hands and indicies really make telling the time clearer than it often is with this dial type, which I now understand is not a skeleton but “open worked”.
The S3 feaures a development of the exclusive movement Garrick movement known as UT-GO4., assembled, finished and regulated in Garrick’s own British workshop.
Limited to only 5 pieces per year. Available in steel or gold.
Please note: Each watch is handmade to order and our current build time is around 5 months. Priced at£24,995