Let’s go for a new Pitch Watch
Bremont has just launched the S300 RFU, a limited edition of 150 units in partnership with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) that aims to celebrate its 150th anniversary.
This special edition is very similar to the base version S300, although with some nuances. On the outside, the only visible change is in the bezel, which, although it maintains the previous characteristics such as the blue ceramic insert, with the minute scale painted in white and the red inverted triangle marking 12 o’clock, it is no longer marked with the first 20 individual minutes, instead, now marking the individual minutes between 35 and 45 with the first five painted in red, in a clear allusion to the Rugby half-time (40 minutes).
Also, the case back is no longer engraved with the traditional plane, to give place to the Ruby England logo with the inscription around “England Rugby – Twickenham”.
It is in the dial that the biggest differences are concentrated, preserving the white background, but no longer showing a textured guilloche centre to give way to an inlaid Rose, the symbol of the British team, in the style of the old watermarks that were seen on the papers. The previous indices and Arabic numerals painted in blue, now give way to silver applied marks filled with lume and the lollipop second hand is now completely dressed in red and not just in the previous tip. Finally, on the dial, the inscription of the brand logo remains at 12 o’clock followed now by the inscription “Chronometer” all in black and dropping the inscriptions “Supermarine” followed by “300m – 980ft” in red and black at 6 o’clock which now, as already mentioned, is occupied by the inlaid rose.
Internally, everything is the same, powered by the BE-92AE automatic movement that operates at 28,800 Vph and offers up to 38 hours of power reserve.
The watch is offered with a steel bracelet at a price of €4,135.