Argonaut Bronze

A bronze military dive watch entrenched in naval heritage

Partnership with Ministry Of Defence

300m Water Resistance

Corrosion resistant CuSn8 bronze case

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Argonaut Bronze

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$3,995.00
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$3,995.00

The Argonaut Bronze forms part of Bremont’s Armed Forces Collection which pays tribute to Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.

Specifically dedicated to the Navy, its 42mm two-piece case is constructed from CuSn8 corrosion resistant bronze which is considered to be a ‘marine metal’. Bronze is entrenched in naval heritage, making it the perfect material selection for this 300m military diving watch.

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    The Argonaut Bronze is available with either a traditional black military dial or a naval blue ‘sargasso’ dial and houses a three-handed chronometer rated BE-92AV movement with 38 hour power reserve.

    Its name is inspired by Greek mythology and is synonymous with Navy history having appeared on commissioned ships for nearly 250 years. The use of bronze nods to the material’s importance in naval engineering due to its high corrosion resistance to salt water. The case is made of CuSn8 bronze, a solid solution strengthened copper alloy with 8% tin. The high tin content adds to strength, wear, and resistance to corrosion and its bronze patina will develop over time and be totally unique to the wearer meaning no two watches will look the same.

    In the 1940s very strict performance specifications for the original Dirty Dozen were set which included waterproofing, regulation to chronometer specification, luminous markings on the dial and a robust case construction. The Argonaut has not only been designed and engineered to meet these criteria but also to reflect the needs of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces today."

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    British Made

    REINVIGORATING THE BRITISH WATCH INDUSTRY

    It is not completely unexpected to find that the world sets its time by Greenwich and not by Geneva. Whilst Geneva and Switzerland may be producing the vast majority of luxury wristwatches today, this certainly wasn’t always the case. In 1800 half of the world's watches, around 200,000 pieces a year, were produced on British shores by British watchmakers, which is an incredible statistic. Another wonderful statistic is that probably over 60-70% of the innovation in a modern day mechanical watch has come from Britain, including every major escapement design. Bremont's mission has always been to play a part in bringing back watchmaking to British shores.

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