Bremont has marked the completion of one man’s mission to conquer the earth’s 14 tallest mountains in less than seven months with a limited edition GMT dive watch.
Bremont Ambassador Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja MBE accomplished the challenge in 2019 in just 6 months and 6 days.
All summits are higher than 8,000m, requiring the adventurer to enter the ‘death zone’ where no human life should exist.
“I believed in this project and I made sure to surround myself with people who believed in it too. I hope to have shown that anything is possible when you set your mind to it,” Mr Purja says.
“It was humbling to have Bremont step up to become title sponsor of the project and I’m excited to be releasing this new limited edition with them. Having come from the Gurkhas and the special forces, I love all that Bremont stands for, particularly their extensive work with the military. I wore my Bremont throughout the whole expedition and it was a critical part of my equipment.”
The challenge saw Mr Purja complete the following 14 climbs:
- Annapurna summited 23rd April
- Dhaulagiri summited 12th May
- Kanchenjunga summited 15th May
- Everest summited 22nd May
- Lhotse summited 22nd May
- Makalu summited 24th May
- Nanga Parbat summited 3rd July
- Gasherbrum I summited 15th July
- Gasherbrum II summited 18th July
- K2 summited 24th July
- Broad Peak summited 26th July
- Cho You summited 23rd September
- Manaslu summited 27th September
- Shishapangma summited 29th October
Bremont’s limited edition is a GMT diver based on its Supermarine 500, but built from titanium with a bronze bezel.
It has a blue dial with bronze hands driven by a modified BE-93-2AV automatic chronometer movement that is visible through an exhibition caseback.
300 are being made, priced at £4,995. The watches are expected to be delivered in June.