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Bremont Takes a Walk on the Dark Side

Watchmaking-cross-Spiderman fans rejoice. In celebration of the already-insane-looking Venom movie starring one of our favourite actors of all time, Tom Hardy, Bremont’s own U-2/51-Jet has featured prominently on the wrist of Venom’s star actor.

The U-2/51-Jet was inspired by the RAF’s 100 squadron and their Hawk T1 jet aircrafts. Originally built for stealth missions, the Hawk T1 jets proved themselves to be the perfect foundational base for Bremont to create their very own stealth-like timepiece. The U-2/51 carries with it a very dark persona, not that dissimilar to Tom Hardy’s antihero personality in the Venom movie.

The piece’s jet-black case is made of DLC-coated steel and sits at 43mm in diameter. The dark look of the U-2/51-Jet has proven to be the perfect companion watch to this iconic antihero’s persona, and this match-made-in-heaven relationship between man and watch seems incredibly fitting.

The dial also features blued triangular hands which have been heat treated and coated with a faux-patina called “Vintage ‘51”, which is in fact an aged luminous substance patented by Bremont. The case has also been subject to some pretty cool experimentation, much like Tom Hardy’s antihero character in Venom. Bremont have implemented a new type of anodization technique to achieve a super dark black colour of the middle of the aluminium case. Very cool stuff.

Venom has been scheduled for release in Australian cinemas on the 5th of October, and we absolutely cannot wait to see it. Will the hype be worth it? We have a few weeks to ponder the same question. But in the mean-time, take some solace in knowing that, at the very least, the watch featured on Tom Hardy’s wrist is a definite winner. The Bremont U-2/51-Jet has an Australian retail cost of $6,800.


Movement: 3/5

Aesthetics: 4/5

Wearability: 4/5

Affordability: 3/5


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