BREMONT CELEBRATES ITS CONTINUED PARTNERSHIP WITH THE RFU WITH THE RELEASE OF THE LIMITED EDITION S300 RFU
Ahead of the 2022 Guiness Six Nations Championship kicking off, Bremont
unveils the new Limited Edition S300 RFU. As Official Timing Partner to both England Rugby and Twickenham Stadium, the new timepiece, and indeed the partnership, not only celebrates what it means to be ‘made in England’ but equally the shared values of durability, precision, and technical ability.
The S300 RFU joins a series of special edition mechanical chronometers from Bremont designed for both fans and players, commemorating the spirit and tenacity of the England team. Through the partnership, Bremont also delivers all of Twickenham stadium’s official time-related match day content, including branded match clocks around the stadium.
Limited to only 150 pieces, the new S300 RFU follows the successful release of the RFU 150, a timepiece designed to mark the 150th anniversary of the RFU in 2021. Building on its popularity, the S300 RFU comes in a slightly smaller iteration at 40mm and its distinct white, blue and red colour palate has been inspired by the England team kit. Based on the design of the ‘Supermarine Type 300’, the new timepiece features a 38-hour power reserve, a ceramic blue unidirectional bezel and a debossed rose detail on the dial, taken from the renowned England team emblem.
As with all Supermarine models, the S300 RFU is built from Bremont’s signature trip-tick case construction and is a robust professional dive watch, very much built for purpose. The clean white dial features applied indexes, a date window and a beautifully contrasting sweeping red seconds hand which also nods to the Cross of St. George. Turning the watch over reveals its closed case back stamped with ‘England Rugby –Twickenham’ around the iconic England rose.
Bremont Co-Founder Giles English reflects, “It’s been an honour and privilege to work with England Rugby and to create iconic timepieces that reflect the RFU and Bremont’s shared passions. I feel great pride every time I watch an England game and see Bremont timekeeping presiding over play at Twickenham. We’re looking forward to the forthcoming Guiness Six Nations Tournament where
England will no doubt make us all very proud.”
Bremont Ambassador and England Rugby player Tom Curry adds, “Since discovering Bremont and having now seen first-hand the watches being built in Henley-on-Thames, I’ve become a brand advocate and am proud to be a formal ambassador. The designs, craftsmanship and brand ethos are perfectly aligned with what England Rugby stands for, two institutions that are made in England
and both ‘Tested Beyond Endurance’.”
Bill Sweeney, RFU CEO comments: “We are delighted to see Bremont adding to its hugely successful RFU Collection in time for this year’s Guinness Six Nations. We’ve seen some impressive content being produced by our Official Timekeeping partner, Bremont, especially around the 150th anniversary watch and I’m sure the S300 RFU will prove as strong as the original Rose.”
THE RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION: THE BEGINNINGS
February 2021 marked 150 years since the RFU was originally formed. On 26th January 1871 21 clubs were represented by 32 people at a meeting chaired by EC Holmes, the Captain of Richmond Club. Within a mere two hours the Rugby Football Union was formed.
Algernon Rutter of Richmond was elected as the first President with Edwin Ash as the first Secretary/Treasurer. During the meeting, two sub-committees were formed. The first consisted of three Old Rugbeians who were tasked with writing the Laws of the Game. The other was instructed to choose a team to play the rugby footballers of Scotland, who had issued a challenge to the English members. Fairly quickly after the formation of the RFU other countries formed their own unions, the Scots in 1873, the Irish in 1879 and the Welsh in 1881 and annual home-nations fixtures were contested. The RFU remained the ultimate arbiter of the sport until the formation of the International Rugby Board in 1886, which the RFU finally joined in 1890. Following well attended tours by New Zealand and South Africa, the Union committee decided it was time to build their own stadium. It was member William Williams who found the market garden, which was just over 10 acres in size, near Twickenham as the most suitable site. The land was purchased for £5,572, 12s/6d in 1907. The iconic first match played at Twickenham was between Harlequins and Richmond in October 1909 and the first international was between England and Wales in January 1910.
The stadium has been the permanent home of the England national team and the RFU ever since. Since then, the sport has not looked back and has grown to become one of the most respected sports in the world, with England and Twickenham being at the forefront of its development, both on and off the pitch.
ABOUT THE RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION / ENGLAND RUGBY
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is the National Governing Body for rugby union in England and supports participants and fans from the grassroots to the national team. For more information visit www.englandrugby.com Keep up to date with all RFU news on @EnglandRugby
The refined Bremont Watches are stocked in our Banbury showroom where our friendly advisor are always happy to help. Bremont watches are also available online here.
This Limited Edition Bremont Supermarine S300 RFU is very limited. Contact us to register your interest ahead of the launch here.
At Michael Jones Jeweller, we pride ourselves in delivering excellent customer service. Our friendly team can offer help and impartial advice on all our products across our stores in Northampton and Banbury. We stock a wide variety of jewellery and watches; you can browse our full collection via our product pages. Alternatively, if you would like to discuss any products we offer, you can visit any one of our stores, get in touch with us by calling 01604 632 548, or through filling out our online contact form.