San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2012
Prime Time Fine Jewelry and Watches, one of the best-known San Diego fine jewelry retailers, announced today the addition of the Bremont Watches to its wide assortment of timepieces and jewelry fashion designers.
The Bremont collection carried by Prime Time includes the new limited edition “The Victory.” Bremont Watch Company is working with The National Museum of the Royal Navy (Portsmouth) to create a limited edition watch unlike any other watch ever created. Each mechanical retrograde watch will be made with original parts from the HMS Victory.
HMS Victory is the only remaining 18th Century ship anywhere in the world and remains the oldest serving warship still in commission. She still retains her own Captain, offices and crew and flies the flag of the Second Sea Lord, Commander in Chief Naval Home Command. Laid down in 1759 and launched in 1765.
In 1922 she was moved to a dry dock at Portsmouth, England, and preserved as a museum ship. She continues to be flagship of the Second Sea Lord and is the oldest naval ship still in commission.
Many years of exposure have taken their toll on HMS Victory and in 2010 a major refit was commissioned to preserve her for future generations. To commemorate Nelson and HMS Victory, Bremont is producing a totally unique watch that will include parts of oak timber and copper from the original ship. Part of the proceeds of each watch will go towards the refurbishment and preservation of the ship.
Giles English says, “Nelson went to my school and as a boy he always fascinated me, I remember clearly the first time I visited HMS Victory. Over the last few years both Nick and myself have been working with the Royal Navy Fleet air arm Heritage and that’s when we heard about the restoration of HMS Victory. With no hesitation we approached the Navy and discussed the possibility of creating a watch using original parts from the ship. Not only did we want to make the watch unique but we also want it to be a horological masterpiece.”
About Prime Time Fine Jewelry and Watches:
Prime Time Fine Jewelry is a fine jewelry and watch retailer located in San Diego/Solana Beach, CA. The retailer has a wide variety of fashion jewelry and watches that include: Cuervo Y Sobrinos, Roberto Coin, Marco Bicego, Tacori, Michael M, Tutima, Ball Watches and Fortis.