The Bremont Project Possible: a piece considered to embrace the impossible. It’s robust, durable and holds prosperous longevity. This watch is truly impressive, and it comes equipped with some incredible functionalities, as well as a great story. So, before we go into detail about the specifications of the watch – we will first talk about why it’s special, and the reason behind it being featured on “Watch of the Week”.
Putting other outdoor watches to shame… well not to shame, but you get the idea, the watch is just so bloody good, it looks amazing, and it performs to the highest of standards – as you will find out in just a moment. Anyway, lets delve into it.
Why is this Bremont Project Possible watch special?
The watch is profound within the world of watchmaking, and especially within the world of exploring. In 2019, Bremont’s ambassador Mr Nirmal Purja decided to make history, by climbing 14 of the tallest mountains on Earth – a challenge deemed impossible by so many, but proved possible after all.
The challenge took Mr Nirmal Purja 6 months and 6 days, a time which broke the previous record of nearly 8 years, making it a record which is unlikely going to be beaten for a very long time. All of the mountains included are above 8000m and the challenge was to do it in under 7 months, which he completed. A true hero in the eyes of everyone, proving to be a determined and courageous man, inspiring others to reach goals they could only dream of.
In light of this successful challenge, Bremont released the Limited Edition Bremont Project Possible – which has been limited to only 300 pieces. The watch is based off the Supermarine 500, and is built from bronze and titanium. Truly remarkable, no wonder this watch is so popular.
Featuring a warm and rich blue dial allows for that luxurious essence to shine, not only does it make the watch feel more and look more expensive, but it also adds to the design and contrasts beautifully with all the surrounding colours and materials. The dial is home to a date indicator, located at the 3 o’clock position, which is a great addition, and definitely doesn’t cause for overcrowding.
It also comes equipped with Super-LumiNova hands and indexes (perfect for darker environments) which are accompanied by the 24-hour grade along the chapter ring. The hands are rose, which match perfectly with the bezel, and the yellow triangular hand is the GMT hand – allowing for two time zones to be viewed.
This 3 piece construction case (Trip-Tick) is made out of aviation grade Ti 6-4 titanium as well as featuring a bronze uni-directional bezel, which holds a blue ceramic insert. The DLC coated barrel also allows for extra protection when in harsh environments, which sort of links back to the idea of this watch being a robust outdoor timepiece.
Not only that, but the case comes equipped with a protective patented anti-shock movement mount and an automatic helium escape valve and crown protector. The case isn’t too bulky, nor is it too slim and small – with a diameter of 43mm and a lug width of 22mm you can be sure to highlight this piece on your wrist in a comfortable manner.
If we take a look at the exhibition case back, you will be able to see the heights of all 14 mountains located on the movement rotor, which are all in order of which Mr Nirmal Purja completed them – which is a nice touch. Displaying the attention to detail they have provided within this timepiece.
The strap found equipped on this Bremont Project Possible is an Army-green buckle-fastening calf leather strap – comfortability is key, and they have certainly hit the mark there. Not only does this Army-green calf leather strap look the part and blend in beautifully with the rest of the elements involved, but it also comes in handy – maybe if you have smaller wrists for example, you’ll be able to use the two loops, which allows for that extra bit of strap to not stick out.
The modified Swiss-made calibre BE-93-2AE automatic GMT movement is what can be found within the walls of the titanium case. It has a diameter of 25.60mm and holds 21 jewels. If precision was an important aspect you were looking for… which I’m sure most people are – it comes equipped with a frequency running 28,800 Vph. Last but not least, is the impressive 42-hour power reserve – so when you’re climbing those mountains you can stay fully attentive and focused on the task at hand without the worry of winding your watch, and that goes for anything within your daily life.
Case material – Titanium
Movement type – Modified Swiss-made calibre BE-93-2AE automatic GMT movement
Water resistant depth – 500m (50 bar)
Strap material – Army-green buckle-fastening calf leather strap
Power reserve – 42-hour power reserve
Case diameter – 43mm
Case thickness – 13.5mm
Lug width – 22mm