British watchmaker Bremont has unveiled a more accessible diving watch with the launch of the new Supermarine Type 300 this week. The watch features a smaller case and is more suited to everyday use than the over-engineered divers watches like the Supermarine S500 and the S2000 (capable of surviving depths up to 2,000 meters) that Bremont has made this far.
The new Supermarine Type 300 range is a more casual, more wearable watch given its 40-mm case. The S500 and the S2000 are 43 mm and 45 mm respectively. The new range takes its name from Supermarine, whose first ever Spitfire prototype – the Type 300 – led to one of Britain’s most iconic fighter planes.
The new 40 mm case of the Type 300 is also slimmer being only 13mm from sapphire crystal to case back featuring a uni-directional ceramic rotating bezel. However, what’s interesting is that the S300 still embodies Bremont’s engineering DNA. The hardened steel case features the brand’s characteristic Trip-Tick three part construction with a scratch resistant DLC treated case barrel.It runs a BE-92AE movement, based on the ETA 2892. And in keeping with the Bremont DNA, this movement is chronometer-rated.
There will be two variations of the Type 300, and one sister model, the Type 301. Of the two Type 300s, the Type 300/BK has a black dial and ceramic bezel insert, and the Type 300/BL a blue dial and ceramic bezel insert. By contrast the Supermarine Type 301 is more vintage in look and feel and has a beautifully simple appearance. The black dial is accented by coloured indexes which use the company’s beige ‘P-51’ Super-LumiNova. All three models are available on a brushed stainless steel bracelet or an assortment of leather, rubber and NATO straps.