British watch brand Bremont releases its first “World Timer” watch ALT1-WT. In 2010 Bremont was commissioned to produce a unique global timer chronometer for the military C-17 Globemaster crew around the world. The watch is certainly one of the more intricate and complicated military watches ever produced. Design features of the Bremont C-17 include the etched globe on the dial and a Roto-Click bezel that enables the user to work out the global time zones using the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) airfield identifiers. Each identifier represents a C-17 landing location in all 24 time zones. The watch itself can show UTC or ‘Zulu’ time through its adjustable 24-hour hand.
Bremont have now developed this ‘Globemaster’ watch as the Bremont World Timer (ALT1-WT) for the civilian market and produced their first global timer watch for use by pilots and travelers all over the world. Launched in a new Trip-Tick case with Roto-click bezel and a very complex, highly finished dial the watch has been wonderfully over-engineered.
The steel used in the case construction has been hardened through a series of processes at high temperatures to give it hardness and scratch resistance of 2000 Vickers. internal bezel, which is operated by the crown at 8 o’clock, uses a mechanism developed by the company (integrating a series of ball-bearings) that allows the user to turn the bezel with a satisfying ‘click’ for each minute turned. The date window takes inspiration from the Globemaster’s Head Up Display (HUD). The Bremont World Timer will be available in three striking dial variations, Blue, Black and White. The watch will be priced at £3,995 in the UK and $5695 USD.
The sapphire crystal covering the dial has nine layers of anti-reflective treatment on each side of the crystal reducing light reflections on the crystal face by up to 95%. This treatment is specially designed to be as scratch resistant as the sapphire crystal it has been applied to.
The modified automatic chronometer (COSC) certified BE-54AE movement is beautifully finished at Bremont’s ateliers in the UK and Switzerland, and once wound, will use the movement of the wearer to keep its mainspring fully wound. The decorated movement can be seen through a sapphire exhibition crystal case back. The watch is presented in a leather travel wallet, hand-made in England, it comes with a strap changing tool and an extra NATO military nylon strap along with the watch’s COSC certification.
Modified calibre 13 1/4″ BE-54AE automatic chronometer, 25jewels, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800bph, 42 hour power reserve. Bremont moulded and decorated skeletised rotor.
Hour/minute/second, date at 3H, chronograph small counters with seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours, 24 hour UTC hand and World Time Zone function.
Hardened stainless steel Bremont Trip-Tick® construction with scratch resistant PVD treated case barrel
Case diameter 43.00mm, lug width 22.00mm, case thickness 16.00mm
Case Back: Stainless steel with integrated flat crystal, 5 stainless steel screws with polished heads
Bezel: Internally rotating bi-directional bezel with global time zones operated by crown at 8H with Bremont Roto-Click® technology
Crystal: Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres
Metal dial with various ground colours. Coated nickel hands with SuperLumiNova® C1 luminous coating
C.O.S.C chronometer tested
Embossed calf skin leather with solid deployment buckle and engraved security clasp
Every case back and movement is engraved with its Bremont serial number