Bremont turns to world-renowned free-diver, adventurer, big-wave surfer, and ocean environmentalist, Mark Healey to develop its latest dive watch.
So you rather fancy exploring the depths of the ocean? Well then, you’ll need the right timepiece, a device that can withstand the extremes and still look good. Enter the new limited edition Bremont Waterman.
Limited to 300 pieces, this beautifully-engineered timepiece incorporates a GMT hand and features deep-blue applied indexes on the dial, while the open sapphire backed 500m water resistant case, helium release valve, anti-shock vibration mount, and scratch-resistant sapphire uni-directional bezel makes it a watch that can be tested to extremes.
An extension, but modification to the Supermarine range, the Bremont Waterman uses the core Bremont S500 watch architecture as chosen by multiple military units and explorers all over the world. In this case, the watch brand turned to aqua baby Mark Healey, who spends more time holding his breath than the average modern gent.
While Healey encountered his share of close calls, from shark attacks to blackouts, he thrives on the elements of danger inherent in his work. “Anytime you step into the ocean, you’re in an environment that’s completely uncontrolled by humans,” says the freediver. “Everyone needs to connect with that sort of wilderness in some way, especially in a time when there’s so much noise and distraction in our daily lives.”
To that end, one of Healey’s main ambitions is to use film, photography, and hands-on education to deepen the broader culture’s relationship with the ocean. “I absolutely believe that people will only protect something if they value it, and it’s my life’s mission to inspire others to value the ocean the way I do.” With over 5 trillion pieces of plastic currently littering oceans, Bremont and Healey were keen to support a charity close to home for Mark with the release of its latest dive watch.
Hailing from Oahu’s North Shore, and with the largest ocean garbage patch being located between Hawaii and California, a percentage of proceeds from all Waterman sales will go towards Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, a grassroots, local non-profit organisation run by a small team of dedicated staff and supported by passionate volunteers that inspire local communities to care for their coastlines.
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