British luxury watch brand Bremont unveils its latest timepiece, the ALT1-B2 (GMT) Chronograph inspired from a watch delivered to elite B2 ‘Stealth Bomber’ Aircrew in 2012. The British watchmaker has long been associated with the military and continues to work very closely with multiple Air-Force, Navy and Army units around the world. The ALT1-B2’s DNA lies with a very interesting collaboration with the “Stealth Bomber” Squadron based in Missouri, USA. The distinctive ‘flying wing’ shaped aircraft, manufactured by Northrop Grumman in California, is a strategic, long-range heavy bomber capable of penetrating sophisticated air-defense shields.
Having been approached by the B2 Squadron to make a very unique watch, Bremont entered into a design phase with the aircrew to produce a timepiece that was very unique to them, and yet uncompromisingly Bremont. The finished ALT1-B2 (GMT) has most of the advanced elements of the Bremont Chronograph range. It has its modified BE-54E movement, Trip-Tick® case with the Roto-Click® internal bezel and black DLC case. The challenge was getting the necessary stealthy appearance with the essential Bremont readability.
Modified calibre 13 1/4” BE-54AE automatic chronometer, 25 jewels, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800bph, 42 hour power reserve, Bremont moulded and skeletonised decorated DLC coated rotor
Hour and Minute, Second counter at 9H, date at 3H Chronograph with Seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours, 24H UTC hand
Hardened stainless steel DLC coated made with Trip Tick® construction
Case diameter 43mm, case thickness 16mm, lug width 22mm
Case back: Hardened stainless steel DLC coated with integrated flat crystal, 5 stainless steel screws with polished heads, Bremont moulded and skeletonised decorated DLC coated Rotor
Bezel: Rotating inner bezel operated by crown at 8H
Crystal: Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres
Black metal dial with Super LumiNova® coated hands and numerals
C.O.S.C chronometer tested. Certificate available upon registration
The watch comes on a calf-skin leather strap and a NATO style strap.
A metal DLC coated bracelet is also available for an additional cost