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    The Bremont Hawking Collection!

    Good evening everyone,

    I’m sure some of you were (or are!) watching the launch - very different to previous years, as we would expect!

    I’m sure Stephen Hawking needs no introduction here, so here it is: the latest (and 10th!) Historical LE - the Bremont Hawking!

    Housed in a dressy 41mm case, and powered by the non-chronometer rated Bremont BE-33AE movement, this time with a retrograde seconds, the watch contains disks of wood from Stephen’s famous desk and a sample of meteorite. The caseback is a bit of a change up from Bremont, but is a masterclass in detail. Alongside the wood and meteorite, it shows a depiction of the stars visible in the sky over Oxford when Stephen was born on 8th January 1942, as well as a nod to his famous work 'A Brief History of Time.'

    My favourite touch is the equation visible on the (closed) caseback. It is the 'Hawkings Equation' and is found on Stephen's grave in Westminster Abbey. The equation links to black holes and the radiation within - something which you can see on the dial of the watch, represented by the black spiral.

    The watches are Limited to 388 in Stainless Steel, and 88 in Rose and White Gold, respectively. Each serial number is visible on the caseback, printed on paper from Stephen’s revolutionary 1979 work on Black Holes, often referred to ‘The Nuts and Bolts of Gravity.’

    Retail prices are £7995/$9995 in steel, £17995/$22495 in Rose Gold and £18995/$23495 in White Gold.

    As usual, some proceeds from the sales will go to the Stephen Hawking Foundation, who do a great deal to support and research Motor Neurone Disease. They will be available to buy in AD’s within the next few weeks.

    Last edited by RedsBluesGreens; 11-17-2020 at 08:50 AM.

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