The house of Bremont has just announced the launch of its new limited edition Endurance model designed in collaboration with the famous polar explorer Ben Saunders who tested and help develop this exclusive new timepiece. The watch was tested beyond endurance during his latest Trans-Atlantic Solo Expedition – the first solo and unsupported crossing of Antarctica. Being worn on the outside of Ben’s jacket, the watch had to be able to withstand the extreme climate conditions of one of the polar caps of the Earth. Its main function was to serve as a navigational device with its GMT hand.
The new Bremont Endurance is crafted from lightweight satin polished titanium and it features a 43mm-wide case topped with bi-directional rotating compass bezel with Super-LumiNova accents. The bezel works in conjunction with GMT hand to help the wearer find the four cardinal directions with only knowing where the sun is.
This limited edition timepiece shares the Endurance family DNA, yet its bright orange accents are giving it its own personality. The watch is powered by the chronometer-certified modified caliber BE-93-2AE automatic, which beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, offering a minimum of 42 hours of power reserve.
Saunders felt that the watch should have an exhibition case-back, so Bremont designed a new, thicker one, which is robust enough to provide no less than 500m of water resistance. Furthermore, the model is equipped with helium escapement valve and a crown protector.
The new Bremont Endurance is issued in a limited edition of 300 pieces. Each of the watches from this exclusive new series is individually numbered and delivered with accompanying COSC certification. The watch is mounted on a 22m orange NATO strap or titanium bracelet, and paired with an additional rubber Temple Island strap.
The Bremont Endurance limited edition will be available from June 2018. The watch comes with a price tag of $6,395 USD. For more information, visit bremont.com.