The latest Bremont Waterman Apex II, inspired by legendary big wave surfer Laird Hamilton, not only continues Bremont‘s legacy of excellence, but also sets new standards in design and functionality. A seamless blend of rugged practicality and sophisticated aesthetics, the Waterman Apex II embodies the essence of adventure and precision.
At the forefront of British watchmaking, Bremont has always impressed with its innovative designs and commitment to quality. Building on the success of its predecessor, the Waterman Apex II presents a refreshed look that fits seamlessly with Bremont’s modern design ethos. This limited edition timepiece, with only 350 pieces available, offers enthusiasts a unique opportunity to own a piece of horological history.
The case of the watch is robust and visually striking, measuring 43mm in diameter and a substantial 16.5mm thick. Its presence on the wrist is unmistakable, a feature that Bremont skilfully enhances with its signature Trip-Tick construction. The interplay of polished and matt surfaces, together with the dynamic curvature of the lugs, adds a layer of sophistication to its bold profile.
A defining feature of the Bremont Waterman Apex II is its 500 metre water resistance, a capability that speaks volumes about its ruggedness and reliability. Bremont’s attention to detail is evident in the unidirectional 24-hour scale bezel, a functional complement to the GMT complication. The bezel’s matte black ceramic contrasts beautifully with the stainless steel case, adding a touch of modernity to the classic diver’s aesthetic.
As for the dial, Bremont has outdone itself with a design that is both elegant and functional. The segmented Roman sword hands are a nod to traditional watchmaking, while the applied indices ensure clarity and legibility. A touch of vibrant orange on the GMT hand and minute markers gives the watch a lively character, contrasting beautifully with the muted harbour blue of the outer chapter ring.
At the heart of the Bremont Waterman Apex II is the BE-932AV automatic GMT movement, a testament to Bremont’s engineering prowess. Based on the ETA 2893-2, this movement offers chronometer-level accuracy and a substantial power reserve. Its practicality is further underlined by the choice of straps – a flexible and durable rubber option in black or Harbour Blue, as well as an optional stainless steel bracelet that complements the watch’s athletic nature.
Bremont’s collaboration with Laird Hamilton on the Waterman Apex II is a clear indication of their commitment to pushing the boundaries of what a dive watch can be. This timepiece is a symbol of adventure, a nod to the fearless spirit of its muse, Laird Hamilton. With its balanced updates and inspired design elements, the Waterman Apex II is more than just a watch; it’s a wearable work of art that resonates with the spirit of exploration.
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