New Bremont Supersonic LEs!

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New Bremont Supersonic LEs!

Post by TimelessLuxWatches » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:13 pm

New Bremont Supersonic LEs

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Bremont just released their best watches yet, the new Supersonic limited editions dedicated to the last flight of the Concorde.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Concorde-related branding is very subtle. Notice this cool red 12:00 indicator in the shape of the Concorde, for instance.

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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.

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Re: New Bremont Supersonic LEs!

Post by pbj204 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:29 pm

I like the back better than the front. Front is ok, but it doesn't say $12k to me.

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Re: New Bremont Supersonic LEs!

Post by TimelessLuxWatches » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:33 pm

It is a very pretty movement for sure.

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Post by logan2z » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:39 pm

Nice looking movement and clever use of the Concorde motif in the bridges. But I can't see ever spending $12K on a Bremont.

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Post by ericf4 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:51 pm

Their LE pricing is always whack.

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Re: New Bremont Supersonic LEs!

Post by BacoNoir » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:58 pm

Yep, bridgework is the best part by far.
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Re: New Bremont Supersonic LEs!

Post by jimyritz » Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:22 pm

Nice dial- just not feeling it at 12k...

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Re: New Bremont Supersonic LEs!

Post by Joeprez » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:53 pm

Really beautiful movement. Like the 12 hour marker and of course, the case is awesome. To dressy for me and crazy price.

I would love to add Bremont back to the stable, but there is nothing I like from them currently.
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Re: New Bremont Supersonic LEs!

Post by gwells » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:13 pm

BacoNoir wrote:Yep, bridgework is the best part by far.
Isn’t this pretty much true of all of their LEs? The movement is the best looking part of the watch.

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