Commemorative HMS Olympus Diving Watch Auction
A unique chance to own a piece of history with this Collector's Edition Bremont Supermarine, commemorating the 75th anniversary of HMS Olympus which was tragically lost in 1942. These three special timepieces were worn by the diving team as they laid a memorial plaque at the shipwreck. All proceeds will be donated to the HMS Olympus Memorial Fund.
HOW TO ENTER THE AUCTION
We are delighted to announce that we will be auctioning three custom-made Supermarine Type 300 diving watches to commemorate the 75th anniversary of HMS Olympus with Bremont Ambassador Timmy Gambin. The watches are an S300/BL, S300/BK and S301 all with an HMS Olympus crest on the dial and 100% of proceeds will go to The HMS Olympus Memorial Fund. The auction will commence on Monday 23rd October and end on Thursday 30th November.
To bid on these special timepieces simply select a model below and bid through our Givergy page...
ABOUT THE HMS OLYMPUS DIVE
In May, marine archaeologist and Bremont Ambassador Timmy Gambin took part in a special ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of HMS Olympus which was tragically lost in 1942. The vessel struck a mine in the early hours of 8th May and nearly 90 men perished in what has been known as one of the worst naval disasters of the second world war. Only nine of the vessel’s crew members survived after swimming seven miles back to shore in cold water.
The spot where the 283-foot-long submarine sank in the Mediterranean Sea was a mystery for 70 years and was only discovered in 2011 using side-scan sonar technology to survey the seabed. This was a project in which Timmy was heavily involved as the archaeological director of the Aurora Trust, a team of expert divers.
“It was an extremely poignant and moving moment in the deep and silent Mediterranean Sea. Our Bremont timepieces were an integral part of our setup - ensuring that the dive teams worked within the strict time parameters necessary with such extreme diving”
2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the wreck and to mark the occasion Timmy led an international dive team to descend 115 meters to the site where they laid a memorial plaque by the shipwreck. A monument was also unveiled to honour those who were lost overlooking the former Royal Navy submarine base off Manoel Island, Malta. Timmy and his team wore the three Bremont Supermarine watches during the dive, which are the exclusive watches being auctioned.
Watch the video to see how the dive unfolded.
Footage by J. Wood/D. Gration/G. Iaria