INTRODUCING: The Bremont U-2 Blue is the fresh summer watch Australians (and the world) need right nowZach Blass
With Aussie summer approaching, it means beach and barbecue season has arrived – and the Bremont U-2 Blue is the perfect watch for either occasion. Whether timing a dive, or delicious food on the grill, the Bremont U-2 Blue is ready to take on summer fun in style.
The watched is housed in a 43mm hardened stainless steel case, featuring the brand’s proprietary Trip-Tick® construction that provides added shock resistance. The Bremont U-2 Blue, being an evolution of the Martin-Baker lineup, is also built to withstand the MB ejection program. The watch also features Bremont’s patented inner bi-directional Roto-Click® bezel, which is operated by the crown at 4. The exhibition caseback is made of stainless steel, secured by six stainless steel screws with polished heads. The case is ready to dive into summer with a depth rating of 10 ATM, or 100 metres water resistance. For added ease of mind, the Bremont U-2 blue is rated to an ISO 3159 standard.
The rich blue metal dial features a galvanised sun-ray burst finish that is a total feast for the eyes. The hands and markers/numerals are all coated in Super-LumiNova®. The watch features hours, minutes, and running seconds hands with a day and date complication at the 3 position. Covering the dial is a domed anti-reflective and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal – up to the task of withstanding daily wear, or even an ejection from a plane, allegedly.
The watch comes on a blue leather strap, but also includes a Temple Island rubber strap ripe for a dip in the water. This allows you to have both a classy and casual aesthetic with the Bremont U-2 Blue. The lug width is 22mm, making it a strap monster, ripe for other pairings and looks.
Powering the Bremont U-2 Blue is the modified calibre 11 1/2”’ BE-36AE automatic chronometer movement, based on the ETA 2863-2 movement (which is based on the ETA2824 but adds the day/date function). Bremont, however, has beefed up the tech on its ETA base – helping the watch become even more shock resistant, resistant to the elements, and run within chronometer specifications. The calibre BE-36AE has 25 jewels, a glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, and Nivaflex 1 mainspring. It ticks away at a modern 28,800 vph, and boasts 38-hour power reserve. The self-winding rotor is Bremont’s very own moulded and skeletonised decorated rotor.
Bremont U-2 Blue pricing and availability:
The Bremont U-2 Blue is available now in our very own Time + Tide marketplace and is priced at $6800 AUD.