As such, they’re not shying away from how they acquired the manufacturing rights to the Swiss engineering firm THE+’s K1 tractor computerized two years in the past, however they’re asking us to go along with them on the declare that they’ve upgraded 80 p.c of the motion in-house (a hardier, however hardly distinctive double-footed stability bridge, for instance), and on stories that they’re manufacturing 55 p.c of the motion by weight in Henley (5 components in all – the bottom plate and 4 bridges).
THE+ has confirmed all this, and after I spoke to them final week they had been brimming with admiration for the job Bremont has executed in upgrading their motion and constructing the manufacturing, assembling, regulating, and testing infrastructure to supply it. To their thoughts, they are saying, ENG300 isn’t a modified calibre, it’s a brand new entity in its personal proper.
Three surprises for me with regards to the watch itself. First is that Bremont has chosen to merge two of its greatest tales of the 12 months into one. Granted, a brand new motion wants a watch, however nonetheless, holding that and a hero limited-edition story in sharp focus is all however unattainable. For the long-time watch trade observer, the motion story is way and away the extra fascinating, and never simply because Bremont’s long-running historic artifact collection now instructions a lot much less curiosity than it as soon as did.