Bremont Introduces Maya And Lady K Chronometers In Six New Models
Since launching its first ladies’ timepiece in 2016, Bremont has been fusing British engineering, aviation, and military inspiration for a growing women’s collection. Last month, the independent watchmaker added not one, not two, but six new models to its lineup. The Maya and the five Lady K variants are certainly not gender-neutral. These five new chronometer-certified mechanical watches are the most feminine in the British brand’s 20-year history.
For a company that built on testosterone and adventure-fueled aspirations, it’s no surprise that Bremont’s offerings for women have been somewhat unisex. They are, essentially, tool watches for slender wrists. Their styles are classical and unfussy. But, to be fair, the pool of women who are into androgynous or men’s watches (like I am) is probably quite small. To attract a wider female audience, Bremont called upon a matriarchal inspiration.
Enter Mrs. English, the mother of the brand’s founding brothers, Nick and Giles. Lady K was the name of the boat hand-built by their father for her. The family created loving memories from spending time together on the boat and from Mrs. English’s voyage to Africa. As a tribute to their mother’s strength and adventurous spirit, the brothers created the Lady K series in 2021.
The four seasons
This year, the Lady K is welcoming four new sunburst dials to represent the color palette of four British seasons. The Lady K “Jade” evokes the green pastures of the British countryside in springtime. “Sky” denotes the warm blue skies of summer. “Fawn” reflects the amber light of autumn. And “Frost” nods to the snow-draped hills in winter in the Chiltern Hills, where Bremont’s Manufacturing & Technology Centre “The Wing” is situated.
The proprietary casing
The 34mm Lady K watches come in Bremont’s signature Trip-Tick case in polished stainless steel. If you are new to the brand’s unique three-piece case construction, click here to read Nacho’s elaboration in an earlier article. The layered case is 10mm thick and 41mm from lug to lug. It is fitted with a screw-down crown and a domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal.
The feminine touches
Each model in this Lady K series dons a bezel containing 60 claw-set brilliant-cut 1.35mm FG-VVS diamonds. The sunburst dial features 11 nickel-plated batons indexes set with 33 brilliant-cut 0.8mm FG-VVS diamonds. The diamond weight is 0.7 carats. Bremont says it sources all its diamonds ethically and conflict-free by following the Kimberly Process. The three-handed dial features nickel-plated hour, minute, and seconds hands as well as an applied nickel-plated date-window frame at 6 o’clock.
The engine performance
Powering the Lady K is the chronometer-rated modified movement BE-92AV, which is based on the ETA 2836-2. This 25-jewel caliber features a Glucydur balance wheel, an Anachron balance spring, a Nivaflex mainspring, and a Bremont-signed custom rotor. The dependable workhorse beats at 28,800vph (4Hz) and provides a 42-hour power reserve. The Lady K stainless steel models are available with either a steel bracelet or a leather strap in respective matching colors. The former is priced at €5,695 and the latter at €5,495, both excluding VAT.
The first rose gold offering
In addition to the four colored variants in steel, Bremont has also introduced the first full rose gold piece in its women’s collection. As a continuation of the original Lady K design, the 18K rose gold version flaunts a diamond-set bezel and baton indexes, a white mother-of-pearl dial, and rose-gold-plated hands. This new model shares the same mechanical features. The Lady K rose gold edition comes with a hot pink alligator-embossed calfskin strap secured with an 18K rose gold pin buckle. The price for this vivacious package is €13,950 excluding VAT.
Last but not least, the brand-new Maya exudes softness in a tough elegant build. This design takes after the Solo 37 Rose Gold, which is a top-selling Bremont ladies’ model from the Solo family, constructed to be a “beater”. The Maya also comes in a 37mm case, which measures 43mm from lug to lug and 12.93mm thick. This case has the same three-part Trip-Tick design and a specially hardened stainless steel construction. The hardening treatment is a technique in the aerospace industry to strengthen the material, in this case, to over 2,000 Vickers. This makes it seven times more scratch-resistant than a standard steel watch case.
The soft-tough balance
Yet, the Maya’s aesthetic is enriched with a pastel color palette. The two-tone brushed-steel casing donning a rose gold bezel and crown superbly enhances the iridescent multicolored dial made of Tahitian mother of pearl. The dial also features rose gold hands filled with Super-LumiNova, rose gold applied numerals, as well as rose gold framed indexes and a date window at 3 o’clock. The seconds track is printed on the rehaut to maximize the allure of the mother of pearl. Topping it all off is a domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal.
Turning over the watch, the transparent case back reveals the chronometer-rated modified caliber BE-36AE.D. This 26-jewel quality movement features a Glucydur balance, an Anachron balance spring, a Nivaflex mainspring, and a Bremont-decorated rotor. Its modified automatic winding bridge improves shock resistance as well. The durable mechanism operates at 28,800vph (4Hz) and offers a 38-hour power reserve.
To complete the soft palette, the Maya comes with options of a light gray calf leather strap and a light pink embossed calf leather strap for €4,480 excluding VAT. There is also the choice to pair it with a polished steel bracelet for €4,930 excluding VAT.
For more information on Bremont’s expanding women’s collection, visit the brand’s official website.