WAKEFIELDS EXPERIENCE AMERICA’S CUP EVENT IN PORTSMOUTH
Despite the America’s Cup event being cancelled on Sunday due to extreme weather conditions, Wakefields Store Manager, Tristan Davies and Watch Manager Graeme Hughes braved the elements in Portsmouth to spend the day at the races. Though the event itself was a washout, it did nothing to dampen their spirits as the pair learnt about the sporting tradition and its most recent collaboration with luxury British watchmaking brand, Bremont.
This weekend’s racing at Portsmouth, UK was the beginning of the extensive process that will count towards the 2017 America’s Cup Challengers Series, the winner of which will take on Oracle in the 2017 America’s Cup in Bermuda.
Left to right: Rebecca Middleton, Dave Howell, Tristan Davies, Karl Middleton, Graeme Hughes & Sam Howell
Back in May, Bremont became the delighted, official timekeepers of the 35th America’s Cup Event and have since released a series of four special edition watches in honour of their partnership – if you want to find out more about the exclusive timepieces click here to read our previous blog on the exciting new collection.
Bremont’s four commemorative watches left to right: ORACLE II, ORACLE I, AC I & AC II
Left to Right: Brothers and Co-Founders of Bremont, Giles & Nick English having their picture taken by Dan Spencer featuring Dan’s own watch, the Boeing Model 1 timepiece.
Left to Right: Dan Spencer, Giles English, Nick English and Graeme Hughes
|Graeme and Tristan also got the chance to see Bremont’s launch of the illusive, new B2 Marine Chronometer, in celebration of the brand’s involvement as Official Timing Partner to the America’s Cup. Its design based around the original B1 Marine Chronometer, launched in 2010 in honour of John Harrison, the newly unveiled B2 features a skeletonised display in order to see the intricate mechanisms and inner workings of the clock. Running parallel with the brand’s rich, British heritage, the B2 has been completely manufactured in England with a few bonus features that aren’t stylistically typical for marine clocks, including; three time zones, 30 day power reserve, date, 90 day chronograph and all sealed within a water resistant case. In order to remain an exclusive, commemorative timepiece, the brand have created just ten of these striking marine clocks, making the B2 America’s Cup Marine Chronometers very special indeed.|
Giles English, Bremont Co-Founder: “With our involvement in the America’s Cup it seemed most fitting that we should create a version of the B1 Marine Clock. The B2 shows more of the beautiful movement and is really a very special clock to own, not least because it is such a wonderful demonstration and celebration of fine British craftsmanship. With the time and cost of production these are made in very limited numbers and Bremont will be making just 10 B2 America’s Cup Marine Chronometers. “
Photo credits: Phil Wilson, Dan Spencer & Graeme Hughes