Henley watchmaker Bremont’s U-2/51-Jet timepiece can be seen throughout the new action-packed film Venom, one of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex antiheroes on wrist of Eddie Brock played by friend of the brand, Tom Hardy.
The U-2/51-JET takes design cues from some of Bremont’s military work commissioned by the RAF’s 100 squadron members to complement their Hawk T1 Jet aircraft. The 100 Squadron was the first squadron formed for night bombing back in 1917 and its stealthy appearance led to the introduction of this ‘Jet’ black timepiece complete with black smoked glass open case back through which one can view the automatic movement.
Nick English, Bremont Co-Founder; “Tom is not only a phenomenally talented actor but is perfectly placed to bring to life this lethal protector and his struggle between good and bad. The jet black, synonymous with the RAF 100 Squadron, has certainly made the U-2/51-Jet Bremont’s stealthiest watch to date which we felt lent itself to the darker side of the film. We’re honoured to have Eddie Brock, played by Tom, wearing our watch throughout and we’re incredibly excited to see the finished product in October.”
In collaboration with Sony Pictures, Bremont has teamed up with comic artist and aviation enthusiast, Adi Granov to paint the Bremont Broussard, the brand’s 1950’s French military aircraft. Inspired by the iconic shark tooth design seen on the WWII fighters Adi unleashed Venom on the nose of the Broussard, giving it a modern-day twist. The depiction of Venom (a character known for his menacing teeth) around the radial engine, combined with blacked out fuselage, has dramatically changed the look of the aircraft. With aviation deeply rooted in Bremont’s DNA it was the perfect way for the brand to bring Venom to life.