Brand Snapshot | Bremont’s U-2/51-JET makes its big screen debut in Tom Hardy’s Venom
Bremont’s new U2/51-JET watch is set to feature in the forthcoming film Venom starring Tom Hardy and Bremont has also teamed up with a renowned comic artist to paint the Bremont Broussard, the brand’s former 1950’s French military aircraft.
October 2018 will see the release of the highly anticipated, action-packed film Venom, one of Marvel’s most enigmatic and complex antiheroes, starring the Academy Award-nominated actor Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock. With the trailer having reached 64 million views in its first 24 hours of release, Venom may be one of the biggest films to hit screens this autumn. Hardy, who has unique talent and range in creating brooding, dark and twisted characters for the big screen will no doubt have audiences captivated. Fitting with the dark and sombre tone of the film, the new stealthy Bremont timepiece can be seen on his wrist throughout.
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.
Bremont has also 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 a perfect way for the brand to bring Venom to life.
Largely considered a military tradition, nose art painting began for the practical reason of identifying friendly
aircraft. The practice then evolved to express the individuality of the planes and was used to evoke memories from
home and life outside the military, providing protection against the stresses of war.
In painting the Bremont Broussard (known as the ‘Bremont Bus’) with its new Venom nose art, artist Adi Granov
said “The Bremont Bus is such an integral part of the Bremont brand story and so this is one of the largest scale
projects I’ve ever worked on. The biggest challenge I’ve found was trying to keep the perspective on both sides
of the aircraft. I’m an aircraft enthusiast as well as a watch enthusiast so when I was approached to work on this
project it was great and it’s amazing to see my piece of art flying through the air.”
Watch an exclusive interview with Bremont Co-Founder Nick English and Adi Granov below: