British watch brand Bremont celebrates 150 years of the Rugby Football Union with a limited-edition novelty

By Tempus | 16 Mar 2021 | Style, Design
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What better way to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Rugby Football Union (RFU), than with a timepiece as quintessentially British as the sport itself? Henley-on-Thames-based watch brand Bremont has released the limited-edition Bremont RFU 150 timepiece to mark the milestone anniversary of the RFU.

Bremont, the Official Timing Partner to both England Rugby and Twickenham Stadium, honoured the sporting milestone with a limited 150 piece novelty. Combining durability, precision and technical ability, the watch features a chronometer rated movement with 24h GMT hand, as well as Bremont’s patented anti-shock mount. The 43mm case is made of satin and polished stainless steel and fitted with a rotating blue ceramic bezel. 

Inspired by the blue tone of the England rugby team’s alternative kit, eagle eyed fans will notice the most pleasing feature of the bezel – the ability to track the match playing time, with the approach of half and full time indicated in red, and extra-time marked in white. 

The closed caseback featured the RFU’s Heritage Rose emblem, newly redesigned for the 150th anniversary and inspired by the first rose that first featured on players’ caps in 1871.

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Bremont has partnered with the RFU since 2020, delivering Twickenham stadium’s official time-related match day content, including match clocks seen around the stadium. That year, the brand released the Rose timepiece prior to the opening of the Guinness Six Nations 2020.

“It was an incredibly proud moment for me, when I first saw Bremont timekeeping presiding over play at Twickenham, both an iconic stadium and an English institution,” says Bremont Co-Founder Giles English. “It has obviously been an incredibly challenging year for sport, but not being able to enjoy sport in the same way has certainly highlighted its importance for so many. 

“England Rugby really is as good as it gets and speaks to the core of what Bremont has always been about, with our maxim of being Tested Beyond Endurance. We’re very much looking forward to seeing the Guinness Six Nations kick off and we’re thrilled to be part of these anniversary celebrations, commemorating such a landmark year in the sport.”