09 March 2023
British watchmaker, Bremont celebrated the achievements and ambitions of their female athlete Ambassadors, including Kristin Harila and Preet Chandi.
Last year Kristin defied expectations and placed herself firmly in the mountaineering history books by racing through 12 of the 14 highest peaks on earth in one season, setting new world records as she climbed.
Covering 922 miles over 70 days and 16 hours, Bremont ambassador Preet Chandi conquered the furthest unsupported, unassisted, solo polar expedition by any woman in history. She battled exhaustion and some of the most inhospitable conditions on the planet in doing so.
Preet Chandi, aka Polar Preet, is an adventurer and physiotherapist currently serving in the British Army. Preet has proven herself as an endurance athlete completing Marathon des Sables in 2019, arguably one of the hardest ultra-marathons in the world.
In January 2022, Preet completed a 700-mile journey to the South Pole – Phase 1 of her expedition. Now, Phase 2 sees Preet aiming to complete a solo, unsupported crossing of Antarctica, becoming the first female in history to do so.
In January 2023, Bremont ambassador Preet Chandi conquered exhaustion and the most inhospitable conditions on the planet to make the furthest unsupported, unassisted, solo polar expedition by any woman in history. Preet will undoubtedly inspire future generations in achieving whatever they desire and pushing boundaries.
“It feels very special to be part of the Bremont family, I’ll be wearing my watch each step of the way in Antarctica and I know you’re all supporting me when I’m out there.”
Kristin Harila is a 36-year-old professional athlete from Norway. A former cross-country skier, Kristin currently runs her own guiding company and leads ski expeditions in the arctic.
In May 2021, she set a world record becoming the fastest woman to climb Mount Everest and Lhotse in less than twelve hours.
Her success in previous expeditions and summit attempts has inspired her to embark upon her latest challenge, Bremont 14 Peaks, a monumental effort to become the first woman in history and the second person ever to climb all 14 peaks above 8,000 metres in just six months.
Only 44 people in history have summited all 14 peaks, in completing this challenge Kristin would also become the first person to do so from a Scandinavian country.
“It is in these high mountains where I have realised my true strengths, after setting a world record in 2021, this is what I care about the most,” she said of her quest.
“Gender equality has fallen short in many areas and in this environment, there are almost only men. This gave me the motivation for a much bigger goal.
“More recently Nepalese climber Nimsdai set a world record by summiting all 14 of the world’s tallest peaks in six months and six days. The previous record was a full seven years. Now, I aim to show that it is possible for a woman to do the same and hopefully in a shorter time.”
Both these incredible athletes wear the Bremont Supermarine S300. “The Bremont S300 is trustworthy, sturdy and accurate. Everything you demand from something you wear while pushing your limits to the extremes,” said Kristin.
The Bremont Supermarine dive watch collection is now a well-established and recognisable part of the Bremont offering. Inspired by aviation principles and named as a tribute to the iconic British aircraft manufacturer responsible for the Supermarine S6B Schneider Trophy Seaplane and of course the incredible Supermarine Spitfire, each Bremont Supermarine is built to be thoroughly robust.
The S300 line specifically nods to the Type 300, the first ever Spitfire prototype from the 1930s, from which was born one of Britain’s most iconic aircraft.