As part of its recently launched 2021 collection, British watchmaker Bremont unveiled the latest update to its Supermarine series, the S302 GMT Diver. Like other models in the S300 series, including the widely praised S301, the S302 draws its vintage-influenced aesthetic from mid-20th-century dive watches, such as those produced by Rolex and Tudor, among others. As a sporty GMT watch, the S302 follows in the footsteps of the ionBird, Project Possible, and RFU 150 editions, among others released by Bremont in recent years, signaling the brand’s continued interest in developing “all-purpose” luxury sport watches.
At 40 mm in steel, and constructed in Bremont’s signature “Trip-Tick” triple-layer case design, the watch is relatively thin, at 13 mm in height, and uses a DLC coating for the case barrel, or what we might know as the middle layer of the case. On its right side is an uncommon-looking, gold-accented crown, which stands alone sans any additional guards to help ensure a water resistance of 300 meters. Atop the case is a laser-engraved, ceramic unidirectional bezel, with faux-patina and white accents that complement the dial framed within. The case’s 20-mm curved lugs connect to either a NATO or leather strap or a steel bracelet to secure the watch to the wrist.
Underneath the watch’s domed, anti-reflective sapphire crystal lies a vintage-heavy, matte-black dial. On its flange is a 24-hour scale for the second time zone; variously shaped hour markers are positioned within its border, all colored with faux patina and a bright Super-LumiNova, and broken up only at the 3 o’clock position, where a subtle date window rests. Sweeping from the center of the dial, the S302’s hour and minute hands are each produced in a retro “syringe” style commonly seen on historical pilots’ watches. The hands are complemented by a prominent red-printed lollipop seconds hand, which matches the “Supermarine” print toward the bottom of the dial and recalls those on dive watches of the early 1950s and late ‘60s. Alongside it is a burnt orange GMT hand, the signature feature of the new watch’s design.
A modified automatic ETA 2892-A2, renamed the Bremont caliber BE-93-2AE, beats inside the watch. The GMT-equipped caliber is capable of a 38-hour power reserve, ticks at a standard 28,800 vph, and carries a chronometer certification. As with previous models in the S300 family, the S302’s movement is protected behind a solid steel, screw-down caseback, adorned with a white outline illustration of a Spitfire fighter plane, which references the aviation roots of the Bremont brand.
Bremont is currently offering the S302 on a leather or NATO-style strap for $4,195, and on a steel bracelet for $4,495. Interestingly, these prices are only slightly more expensive than those of the non-GMT S301 and S300, which range from $3,795 on the low end, up to $4,295.
To learn more about the S302 and inquire for purchase, you can visit Bremont’s website, here.