The Bradner timepiece is a vintage diver, developed with a compressor style case with a bi-directional turning bezel.
While the watch has an unabashedly vintage aesthetic about it, it has been designed and manufactured to leverage the best of modern day watchmaking.
Most notably the inner-turning bezel is a custom moulded ring with five minute markers positioned at a straight horizontal, parallel to the dial for easy viewing.
Beyond this, a liberal application of Swiss Super-LumiNova on the ring has been undertaken to give this elapsed time measurement greater visibility in lower light conditions.
The main dial also holds an applied minute marker ring and a square shaped index that matches the baton shaped hands. All of which have also been layered with Swiss super luminova material.
All of this sits under a curved edge and a slightly domed sapphire lens affixed to the 42mm diameter marine-grade stainless steel case which has been precisely carved and polished.
Powering the Bradner is a workhorse NH35 (Seiko) 24 Jewel Automatic Self-winding hacking movement with 41 hours of power reserve that is visible through the exhibition see-through caseback.
The two crowns sit at the 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock positions, operating time adjustment and bezel setting respectively.
The lugs are proportioned appropriately and sloped down to create a snug fit over the wrist as it sits attached by a genuine leather, water-proofed treated hand-stitched leather strap.