As you and I would drive, the base of Williams F1 in Grove, Oxfordshire, is about an hour away from their neighbor Bremont’s Henley headquarters. That’s mostly down to the county’s daftly low speed limits, so one imagines racers Alex Albon and Nicholas Latifi would get there a little more briskly when they needed to borrow a cup of sugar. The two firms have moved beyond nodding over the fence and putting out each other’s bins as the watchmaker is the F1 team’s Official Timing Partner. To mark another year of the relationship, Bremont has released the WR-22 as part of its Motorsport collection.
It’s quite a beast, the WR-22. The three part case is 43mm and CNC machined in-house by Bremont from stainless steel. The middle section is coated with a scratch-resistant PVD layer with the whole thing coming in at just under 16mm. Bremont’s neat TripTick design, with its heavily curved 22mm lugs, should mean it won’t wear like a dinner plate though. The Bremont-prop crown screws down – as do the pushers – so you can wear your WR-22 without worrying when you hose down your Williams FW44 after wiping the floor with the opposition on the streets of Monaco. In fact, it should be good for 200m water resistance, so you’ll be fine even if you fall overboard from your yacht afterwards.