January 15, 2013

Bremont Supermarine 2000 Review

Bremont Supermarine 2000 Watch Review
  Here we have the big brother to the Supermarine 500, the Supermarine 2000. Still one of the most elegant dive watches on the market, just a little more manly! The dial remains relatively unchanged, with only minor changes being red accents, opposed to the greenish on the 500 version. The beefed up Supermarine 2000 boast a larger case, coming in at 45mm. Of course, as the name suggest it is rated to 2000 feet of water resistance. The bezel is sapphire crystal and has a new look. This new look is a little more refined than before. W&R prefers the more "toolish" look of the 500 over the version Bremont used for the 2000. At these types of depths, not that most will ever see anything beyond a desk, it is no surprise the Supermarine 2000 now is equipped with a HEV (helium escape valve). W&R is still a giant fan of the Bremont case and crown design.

   A modified COSC ETA 2836 powers the watch, displaying the day and date at the standard 3 o'clock position. Bremont used sapphire crystal for the case back, generally frowned upon by "true" divers...Admittedly, it is nice to see the movement. Also, "London" was added subtly to the chapter ring at the 6 o'clock position. The watch still comes only on a rubber strap, would love to see a nice bracelet for the Supermarine series in general. 

Pros - larger size, COSC chronometer movement, HEV
Consideration - only offered on a rubber strap

Specifications & Dimensions:
Case: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 45mm
HEV: Yes 
Crystal: Sapphire
Dial: Black
Bezel: Unidirectional
Strap: Rubber
Anti-Magnetic: Yes
Movement: BE-36AE
Power Reserve: 38 hours
Water Resistant: 2000M
Lug Width: 22mm


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