Bremont Hawking Limited Edition Stainless Steel
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Expected Delivery: December 2020
2020 marks Bremont’s 10th limited edition, honoring and preserving a piece of history and heritage within one of its mechanical timepieces. This year the brand is very proud to have worked closely with the Hawking family to create something completely unique and very special to commemorate the life of the remarkable Professor Stephen Hawking.
The Bremont Hawking Limited Edition Collection is dedicated to the British scientist whose study of time enhanced our understanding of the universe and beyond. Bremont Co-Founder Nick English says, “Professor Stephen Hawking was arguably one of the most pre-eminent scientists of the last hundred years. We wanted to celebrate this incredible man’s life and his fascinating relationship with time.”
The classically styled Bremont Hawking Limited Edition watch, featuring a retrograde seconds hand and grand date, contains 4 wooden discs inlaid into the back of the watch taken from the desk at which Hawking contemplated the mysteries of the universe, one of his most treasured possessions. This exquisite chronometer also contains meteorite to symbolise the cosmos which can be seen at the centre of the striking hand-finished closed case back, as well as an etching of stars from the night sky in Oxford, on 8th January 1942, the date that Hawking was born. The watch’s serial number is printed on paper from original copies of a 1979 seminal research paper commonly referred to as “The ‘nuts’ and ‘bolts’ of gravity”, co-written with one of Hawking’s longest serving collaborators, Professor Gary Gibbons, that sought to understand the thermal properties of black holes.
Housed within is the unique BE-33AE movement, with 42-hour power reserve. Only 388 stainless steel and black dial, 88 rose gold with black dial and 88 white gold and blue dial pieces will be made; the numbers referencing the year in which Hawking’s “Brief History of Time” was published, 1988.
Modified calibre 11 1/2’’’ BE-33-AE. 29 Jewels. 42-hour power reserve. Nivaflex mainspring. 28,800BPH. Glucydur balance wheel and Anachron balance spring.
Hour/minute/120° arc retrograde 30 seconds sub dial at 6 o’clock. Double window big date at 12 o’clock position.
Stainless Steel, in Bremont’s Trip-Tick® construction. Case diameter 41mm, height 14.20mm. Screw-down crown.
Stainless Steel, with integrated flat sapphire crystal. Four screws to complement case material. Revealing a stainless steel decorative plate coated with black PVD and enamel, inlaid with a Meteorite disc, surrounded by four wooden panels and an individual serial number laser engraved onto original Stephen Hawking manuscript paper.
DIAL & HANDS
Matte Black metal dial with polished applied indexes and ‘black hole’ spiral etching. Bevelled, polished nickel/rose gold hands with white Super-LumiNova®. 360 degree marked dial ring. Matte White sub dial with white calendar discs.
Anti-reflective scratch resistant sapphire crystal.
Water resistant to 10 ATM/100 metres.
Toppers is excited to offer a free extended warranty on the purchase of new watches. This warranty begins when the manufacturer's warranty runs out. As such, Topper Fine Jewelers will provide an additional non-transferable warranty for a period of one year.*
*Restrictions Apply. Service provided anywhere other than at Topper Fine Jewelers or a service center of the original manufacturer is not covered and shall void the warranty. Topper Fine Jewelers will have sole discretion to determine whether the work for the warranty will be performed "in house" by Topper Fine Jewelers or at a repair facility of our choice. The limited warranty does not cover bracelets, crystals, batteries, or any damage to the case or movement caused by moisture that might have entered the watch as a result of improper handling, nor does it apply, on a more general basis, if there is evidence of misuse or abuse. Only Topper Fine Jewelers will determine at its sole discretion to repair any watch under this warranty.