Sat 29 Jun 2013
The new Bremont Codebreaker, which was announced at Baselworld is one of the most awesome watches I have ever seen and is right up my alley. Unfortunately the limited production of 240 pieces in Steel will probably prevent me from ever getting one. It has the in-house Bremont caliber BE83AR, which is a flyback chronograph with interesting subdial layouts and a GMT complication. The Codebreaker name is named after the role that Bletchley Park played in WWII as a codebreaking facility and was instrumental in saving thousands of American and British lives and contributing to the war effort.
The movement the Bremont caliber BE83AR: 39 jewels, 28,800 vph and 46 hours power reserve. It features a three-legged Glucydur balance with Nivarox 1 mainspring, Incabloc shock protection, perlage and blued screwed decoration with hand crafted stainless steel and Bombe rotor. It includes flyback chronograph and GMT complications. The limited edition numbered on the side of the case is made from material used at Bletchley Park itself.
The case is classic Bremont (as classic as such a new company gets I suppose), and looks fantastic. Measurements are 43mm diameter, 15mm thickness and 22mm lug width.
The rotor on Bremont’s in-house movement is pretty awesome, as we American’s like to say (even though I am Canadian). It looks fantastic and makes me want the watch even more! The more I look at Bremont Watches the more I realize I need one. I think that this Bremont or another similar piece will be in my stable before the end of the year!