Collectors’ corner: Bremont’s military dials
Military watches are a strong collector strand – special-commission designs by major watch brands continually add to the genre. Since it was established in 2002, British watch brand Bremont’s aviation-enthusiast owners, brothers Nick and Giles English, made a point of talking to elite international military units, so that they could focus on specific technology needed to withstand extreme conditions, informed by the people who experience them daily. Their bespoke military designs are collectors’ items in their own right. Here, we take a look at some of the bespoke Bremont dials to date.
Bremont for the Royal Marines Commando
The design commemorates 350 years of history, which Winston Churchill described as “long, rough and glorious…”. Features ‘Royal Marines Commando’ inscribed in red on dial. Bremont donates a limited number of these designs for auction, in support of the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.
Photography: Aylin Bayhan
Bremont for the US Navy "Eagles" Super Hornet Strike Fighter Squadron
Features outline Super Hornet illustration and squadron yellow-and-black insignia – a design that replaced Walt Disney’s original, in 1956.
Bremont for the US Navy Shadowhawks Electronic Attack Squadron
Features outline EA-6B Prowler illustration and squadron hawk graphic on dial
Bremont for US Navy Super Hornet Strike Fighter Squadron
Squadron 137 is also also known as the ’Kestrels’. Features outline Super Hornet illustration and kestrel graphic on dial
Bremont for U-2 pilots, USA 9th Reconnaissance Wing
Features outline U-2 illustration, cockpit control-inspired graphic and red cross motif on dial
Bremont for Royal Australian Airforce Super Hornet
Features outline Super Hornet illustration on dial
Bremont for US Marine Corps Hornet Fighter Attack Squadron
Officially known as the ’Vikings’. Features squadron Ace of Spades motif on the dial