Bremont H-4 Hercules Limited Edition chronometer: A Unique Timepiece Containing Original Parts of H-4 Hercules, the World’s Largest Flying Boat Ever Built

This new limited edition chronometer watch by Bremont pays tribute to H-4 Hercules, the iconic flying boat of the 1940s. Famously known as the ‘Spruce Goose’, the vast silver ship is as legendary as its inventor Howard Hughes. The famous one minute of flight on 2nd November 1947 by the H-4 Hercules is considered as the one of the greatest moments in the aviation history.

Howard Hughes (1905 – 1976) was an eccentric Hollywood moviemaker with a talent for aviation. A skilled test pilot and respected engineer, he set up the Hughes Aircraft Company to build his unique aircraft designs. Hughes designed many new advances in aviation engineering that became standard on future large aircraft.

Built during 1940s, the Hughes H-4 is arguably one of the most important aircraft ever to have flown, in terms of its innovations in construction and control systems – a huge contribution to aviation development and history.

H-4 Hercules – World’s Largest Flying Boat Ever Built 

Up until 2019 it was the largest aircraft in terms of wingspan ever to have flown. It is still the biggest flying boat ever to fly and will likely remain so forever.

In 2019, British luxury watch brand Bremont celebrates the famous ‘Spruce Goose’, declared a national treasure by the United States House of Representatives, with the launch of H-4 Hercules Limited Edition chronometer.

Limited to just 300 pieces in stainless steel, 75 pieces in rose gold and 75 platinum pieces, the Bremont H-4 Hercules is a sublime fusion of micro-engineering, watch design and aviation history.

The 25 jewel Bremont BWC/02 movement is based on the original proprietary automatic BWC/01 calibre built in partnership with movement house, La Joux Perret, and is housed in a beautifully finished 43mm case. The new slate grey coloured BWC/02 movement has GMT functionality, along with hours, minutes, a smaller non-hacking seconds hand at 9 o’clock and the date at 6 o’clock.

Remarkably, the movement of the Bremont H-4 Hercules has an automatic winding rotor incorporating some original birchwood veneer that took to the air on that famous flight in 1947. The tungsten rotor features this veneer from Howard Hughes’ H-4 Hercules, as four propeller blades.

The wood (which was made available only through essential preservation work on the H-4) was carefully shipped to the UK from the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville Oregon, USA, where it was painstakingly cut to size by the renowned bespoke furniture makers Silver lining. Furthermore, original aileron fabric from the aircraft’s control surfaces can be found sewn into the English made bridle leather watch packaging.

A percentage of proceeds from each Bremont H-4 Hercules Limited Edition will go to the Museum in order to preserve the aircraft.

The History of World’s Largest Flying Boat Ever Built

In 1942 the United States and her Allies battled against the Axis powers. Packs of Nazi U-boats patrolled the oceans, sinking Allied vessels at a ferocious rate and threatening vital supply lines. By July, 681 ships had been lost to the submarine peril in just seven months.

When American industrialist Henry Kaiser had taken up ship building in 1940, he revolutionised the industry with his ‘Liberty Ships’. Even though he had reduced the build time of a 10,000-ton freighter from 355 to just 48 days, in 1942 this was not enough.

The submarines torpedoed vessels faster than replacements could be launched. Kaiser proposed giant flying boats should carry cargo over the sea out of the reach of enemy torpedoes. Although Kaiser knew ships, he had no aviation experience. His approaches to the established aircraft companies failed. They believed the idea impossible. There was only one man with the vision and resources to bring the idea to fruition: billionaire businessman Howard Hughes.

An eccentric Hollywood moviemaker with a talent for aviation, Hughes was born in Texas in 1905. After directing a series of successful films, his focus turned to aviation. A talented engineer, Hughes proved himself to be a skilled test pilot. In 1932, he set up the Hughes Aircraft Company at Culver City, CA, to manufacture his unique designs.

The prospect of building the world’s largest aircraft intrigued Hughes, and Kaiser’s enthusiasm for the project was infectious. The two men agreed that if Hughes designed and built the prototypes, Kaiser would utilise his shipyards to build a fleet. They won a government contract for $18million to produce three prototype aircraft.

To take a new aircraft from the drawing board to the skies takes years. The contract allowed just 24 months and Kaiser was boasting they would do it in ten. Time constraints were not the only challenge, leading both men to suspect the government was against their project. They were contracted not to compromise the war effort and forbidden from attracting experienced personnel away from other aircraft companies.

Worse still, they were not allowed to use materials deemed scarce, such as aluminium. The great flying boat would have to be constructed from wood, a feat that many considered impossible. Watchmakers and aircraft manufacturers alike know that wood is a difficult material. To counter variations in density, each piece used in the aircraft was weighed and matched to an opposing part, to maintain the correct overall weight and balance.

Hughes developed a technique called Duramold. Criss-cross layers of wafer thin birch veneers were bonded together with resins to create a strong and beautiful skin that required no rivets. The entire surface was sanded down by hand and finished with layers of rice paper and silver aluminium paint.

The Hercules was more than double the size of any contemporary aircraft. Its wingspan was 320 feet, longer than the Statue of Liberty. The tail was comparable to an eight storey building. The wings housed eight Pratt & Whitney R4360 28-cylinder radial engines. They produced 24,000 horsepower to lift the 400,000lb fully loaded airframe. With a 3,000-mile range and cruise speed of 200 mph, the Hercules was designed to carry 400 troops or two Sherman tanks safely across the ocean.

The sheer scale of the aircraft presented unique challenges that Hughes solved with innovative solutions. During construction, normal workbenches were far too small to be useful. So the moviemaker used film projectors to display plans onto the factory floor, allowing his engineers to manufacture parts to size. The Hercules pioneered advances in control and power systems that paved the way for future large aircraft types. The fabric control surfaces were vast. The ailerons alone were 140 feet long. The equivalent strength of 200 men would be required to move them in flight with traditional mechanical cables. So Hughes designed the first hydraulically actuated control system.

The miles of electrical cables presented a weight problem, so the Hercules pioneered a 120v DC electrical system, which enabled the use of smaller cables, giving a 75% weight saving overall. A series of intercom radio points were used to enable immediate communication with engineers on board and counter the distances inside the aircraft.

The interior featured two decks connected by an elegant spiral staircase. The cockpit had large windows and reclining padded chairs for the pilot and flight crew. With two generators bolted to the floor of the flight deck, the air on board risked being less than fresh so Hughes had a pipe installed to pump fresh air directly over the left hand side pilot’s seat, where he would be seated.

Amongst Hughes’ many aviation feats was a record-setting global circumnavigation in 1938. Concerned about ditching at sea, he prepared his aircraft with 80lbs of ping-pong balls positioned in the wings and fuselage to keep the aircraft afloat. For the Hercules, he scaled this idea up and used nets of inflatable beach balls stowed in the fuselage and wings.

Progress was slow. Hughes was a legendary perfectionist who involved himself in every decision, no matter how small. The Hercules was not his only project. As 24 months came and went, Kaiser withdrew in frustration. The airframe was not ready for testing until June 1946 and that required moving from Culver City to the ocean.

The move was a major operation. Crews went ahead to prepare the route for this giant cargo, taking down over 2,000 telephone and power cables. The hull, wings, tail and control surfaces were positioned on enormous trailers. Crawling along at 2mph, the convoy took two days to complete the 28-mile journey to Terminal Island, Long Beach. School children were released from lessons and crowds lined the roads to witness the unusual sight.

The Hercules was nearing completion, but any strategic requirement for the huge flying boat was gone. The Allies had long since turned the tide and won the war. Questions were asked and the voices critical of Hughes grew louder. In the summer of 1947, he was called to a Senate hearing to be accused of wasting government funds.

Although contracted to produce three aircraft, Hughes had not yet finished one. He argued that building an aircraft on this scale had pushed the boundaries of aviation design. He had made discoveries that would prove vital in future aircraft manufacture but conceded that the process was slow.

Hughes vigorously defended his project and reputation. The Hercules had cost $25million so far, which included $7million of Hughes own money. During six days of intense questioning, Hughes won the support of the press and the public. The hearing collapsed into a media spectacle and was permanently adjourned. Wounded by a Senator’s accusation that his ‘flying lumberyard’ would never get airborne, Hughes devoted all his attention to completing the project. Work commenced 24 hours a day and a date was set for taxi trials.

On 2 November 1947, crowds of onlookers lined the shores watching the Hercules taxi out into the harbour in blustery conditions. VIPs, starlets, photographers and the media were all in attendance.

After two successful taxi runs, Hughes flew the flying ship low level for a little under a mile and a little less than a minute before gently executing the smoothest of landings. The Hercules had flown and his critics were silenced.

It was the first and the last flight of the Hercules. For the remainder of his lifetime, Hughes never admitted whether he intended to fly. He spent millions of dollars keeping the aircraft in airworthy condition until his death in 1976.

Four years after Hughes’ death in 1976, rumours circulated that the airplane was going to be disassembled so that pieces could be given to museums around the country. There were public protests, and the United States House of Representatives voted to declare the ‘Spruce Goose’ a national treasure. The aircraft is not only an engineering feat of huge magnitude, it’s also an aesthetically beautiful machine.

The Hercules was exhibited at Long Beach, before making one final journey in 1993 to its current home in Oregon. The Hercules remained the world’s largest aircraft for over seventy years. It is still the largest flying boat ever built. Hughes wanted to be remembered for his contribution to aviation.

Today, the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is home to the Hughes H-4 Hercules, popularly known as the ‘Spruce Goose’. The museum is based in McMinnville, Oregon, across the street from the former headquarters of Evergreen International Aviation and across Oregon Route 18 from McMinnville Municipal Airport (KMMV).

Technical details

Model: Bremont H-4 Hercules Limited Edition

Movement
Bremont BWC/02 automatic with 25 jewels, Glucydur balance, Nivarox CT balance spring, Highly efficient double reverser bi-directional winding mechanism to achieve 28,800bph and 50+ hour power reserve
Galvanised NAC (Nickel Anthracite Coating) balance cock, barrel bridge and train bridge. Four bladed propeller rotor constructed using birchwood from the H-4 Hercules fuselage

Functions
Hours, minutes, non-hacking small seconds at 9 o’clock and 24 hour GMT
Date at 6 o’clock

Case
Stainless Steel, Rose Gold or Platinum in Bremont’s TripTick® construction
Case diameter 43mm, height 14.40mm, lug width 22mm
Screw-down crown
Anti-reflective scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Case back: Stainless Steel, Rose Gold or Platinum case back with integrated flat sapphire crystal. 4 screws to compliment case material
Water resistant to 10 ATM/100 metres

Dial
Matt black/dark brown metal dial with polished applied indexes, polished nickel/rose gold hands with SuperLumiNova®. 24 hour marked dial ring and brushed nickel calendar disc

Strap
Vintage leather/brown alligator strap with pin buckle to compliment case material

Edition
Limited to 300 pieces in stainless steel, 75 pieces in rose gold, and 75 pieces in platinum

BREMONT S2000

British luxury watch brand Bremont updates their range of professional dive watches by introducing two re-designed versions of the S2000 model.

The original S2000 model, released in 2013, is the most technical professional dive watch in the Bremont range being able to withstand depths of up to 2000m. Having been used extensively by professional divers and the military alike, the over-engineered S2000 has proved its metal and some. 2019 marks the introduction of a refreshed design for the S2000 with the release of two new distinctive red and yellow models, replacing the original.

Since inception, the Bremont Supermarine range has had a distinctive look and feel. The robust diver’s series began with the introduction of the S500 and eventually, by increasing the Supermarine case size to 45mm, Bremont developed the more technical S2000 enabling it to withstand further depths and making it the deepest diving watch within the entire collection.

The new S2000 designs feature an updated sapphire uni-directional rotating bezel with 20-minute coloured marker, a throwback to an early S500 design, which ties in the red and yellow tip at the end of the minute hand on each respective colourway. The knurled effect on the dial’s centre teamed with clean and crisp linear markings on the bezel and inner dial ring offer a fresh look for the S2000. Its updated case back design showcases a stamped submarine screw instead of the original S6B Supermarine aircraft.

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 using Bremont’s TripTick® three-piece case construction with DLC treated barrel featuring a helium escape valve.

Extensive testing in the UK by Bremont has led to the design and construction of the ‘Anti-Shock’ movement mount to help protect it against large shocks. The beautifully finished and chronometer tested movement is also housed inside an anti-magnetic Faraday cage to protect the balance, balance spring and escapement from any effects of magnetisation.

Technical details

Movement
Modified calibre 11 ½’’’ BE-36AE automatic chronometer, 25 jewels, glucydur balance. Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 38-hour power reserve, Bremont decorated rotor.

Functions
Hour/minute/second, date at 3H.

Case
Hardened stainless steel Bremont Trip-Tick® case construction with scratch resistant DLC treated case barrel
Inner soft iron anti-magnetic Faraday cage to protect movement
Protective anti-shock movement mount
Curved Sapphire uni-directional rotating bezel with X1 Grade Super-LumiNova® luminous coating
Case diameter 45mm
Overall height 16mm. lug width 22mm
Stainless steel screw-in and decorated case back.
Crystal: Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 200 ATM, 2000 metres

Dial
Black painted dial with knurling effect and applied indexes.
X1 Grade Super-LumiNova® filled indexes and hands

Strap
22mm integrated rubber strap

Ratings & certification
Chronometer rated to ISO 3159 standard

BREMONT

Bremont is an award-winning British luxury watch brand, manufacturing mechanical watches in Henley-on-Thames, England. Bremont is making considerable investment with its UK watch making and manufacturing and at the end of 2014 launched a new Parts Manufacturing Facility which saw the firm starting to produce its own case and
movement components.

Co-founded by brothers Nick & Giles English in 2002, Bremont has made a substantial impact on the watch industry in a very short period of time. The brand remains true to its original principles of: aviation and military, British engineering and adventure. As well as manufacturing watches for some of the most exclusive military squadrons around the world, Bremont continues to play an influential role in revitalising the British watch industry, the birthplace of numerous timekeeping innovations still used today. The brand is now in the top handful of chronometer producers in the world.

 

It took more than three years of research and development to bring the first series of Bremont watches from the drawing board to reality. Since then, with new, expanding and limited edition collections, the brand is proving to exceed all expectations. Bremont, in 2007, their opening year, had the honour of being awarded and recognised as a ‘Brand of Tomorrow’ by Walpole, spearheading British luxury and an astounding achievement in their first year.

Official website:http://www.bremont.com/

Bremont Airco Collection New Models

Following the successful launch of the AIRCO range in 2017, Bremont releases three new additions to the line including the introduction of a MACH 3 model. The brand has seen huge success in producing the 40mm AIRCO watches which has undoubtedly appealed to customers wanting something more compact.

Named after the ‘Aircraft Manufacturing Company Limited’, one of the first British military aircraft manufacturers, the AIRCO collection signalled the first time that Bremont produced a slightly smaller watch geared towards men.

Harking back to the older classic pilot’s watches in terms of design, and with 2018 marking 100 years of British military aviation, it seemed fitting to extend the range with the addition of the new AIRCO MACH 3 which features the signature military RAF blue on the dial. The watch comes in a satin case finish, the dial bears applied baton index markers inlaid with Super-LumiNova® and the red tip of the seconds hand makes for a smart contrast against the blue dial.

A natural extension to the range for 2018 also sees the MACH 1 and MACH 2 available in white dial variants. Similar in design to its dark-dialled counterpart, the MACH 1 with satin steel case now boasts a red second hand presenting a distinctive contrast against the white dial. The design has quite a military feel to it, particularly with the vintage C3 lume on the numerals and teamed with a brown vintage leather strap.

The AIRCO MACH 2, featuring a polished stainless steel case and white dial set with applied indexes, remains very classic in style and will sit beautifully alongside the anthracite dial Bremont released in 2017.

As with all Bremont timepieces, the AIRCO range is constructed using Bremont’s technical three piece ‘Trip-Tick®’ cases which are produced at the company’s facilities in the UK, housing the smaller but beautifully finished chronometer rated BE-92AE movement.

Technical details

Movement
Modified calibre 11 ½’’’ BE-92AE automatic chronometer fitted with Bremont decorated rotor and 21 jewels, Glucydur balance and Anachron balance spring, with Nivaflex 1 mainspring. Rated frequency of 28,800 A/h with 38-hour minimum power reserve.

Functions
Hour, minute and sweeping second hands, date at 3H.

Case
Hardened stainless steel Bremont Trip-Tick® construction with scratch resistant DLC treated case barrel
Case diameter 40mm, lug width 20mm, case thickness 12.5mm
Case Back: Stainless steel with integrated flat crystal, 4 stainless steel screws with polished heads
Double curved anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres

Dial
Opalin matt metal dial with integrated dial ring and Super-LumiNova® coated numerals and markers
Nickel satin hands with Super-LumiNova®

Strap
20mm vintage leather strap or stainless steel bracelet

Certification
C.O.S.C chronometer certified. Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification

Bremont ALT1-C New Models – ALT1-C Blue and ALT1-C White

Introduced in 2007, ALT1-C, the first Bremont watch ever designed, has become an iconic part of the Bremont line-up and has been a bestseller. Over the years the ALT1-C collection has been extended with some slightly dressier polished variants on the original design whilst the satin finish hasn’t been altered in 11 years, until now. Bringing together the art of watch making with the very best of technical innovation, precision and durability, the ALT1-C is a timeless classic.

New applied indexes replace Arabic numerals creating a more minimalist and contemporary feel to the 2018 ALT1-C/BL and ALT1-C/WH-BK models providing a contrast to the existing core range. The satin case features an enlarged exhibition case back for better visibility of the beautifully finished BE-50AE chronometer-rated movement with 42 hour power reserve. More elegant and contemporary hands inlaid with Super-LumiNova®, previously only seen within the ALT1-C Polished watches, adorn these new classics.

With 2018 marking 100 years of British military aviation, the ALT1-C Blue has been redesigned in the signature blue synonymous with the RAF. The understated blue pantone works well with a blue nubuck strap and celebrates this landmark year, befitting for a brand steeped in aviation heritage. The panda dial design of the ALT1-C White featuring black subdials and incorporating a subtle internal black bezel is a nice counterpart to the heritage themed ALT1-C/CR.

Technical details

Movement
Modified Calibre 13 ¼’’’ BE-50AE automatic, 25 jewels, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800bph, 42 hour power reserve. Bremont moulded and decorated rotor

Functions
Hour/Minutes, small seconds counter at 9H
Date at 6H
Chronograph centre sweep seconds hand, 30 minutes counter at 3H

Case
Hardened stainless steel Bremont Trip-Tick® construction with scratch resistant DLC treated case barrel
Case diameter 43mm, lug width 22mm, case thickness 16mm
Double anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres
Stainless steel case back with integrated flat crystal, 5 stainless steel screws with polished heads

Dial
Metal dial, Super-LumiNova® inlaid hands and applied indexes.

Strap
22mm nubuck strap or stainless steel bracelet

Certification
C.O.S.C chronometer certified. Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification.

Bremont Waterman Limited Edition

The Bremont Waterman is a striking and remarkably technical dive watch. Bremont has worked closely with the world renowned free-diver, adventurer, big-wave surfer and ocean environmentalist, Mark Healey, in testing this new timepiece. Healey has also helped the brand in testing the new Supermarine 500 sapphire crystal case back technology.

Limited to 300 pieces, the new Bremont Waterman incorporates a GMT hand and features deep-blue applied indexes on the dial. An extension, but modification to the Supermarine range, the Bremont Waterman uses the core S500 watch architecture as chosen by multiple military units and explorers all over the world.

The open sapphire backed 500m water resistant case, helium release valve, anti-shock vibration mount and scratch resistant sapphire uni-directional bezel make it a watch that can be tested to extremes.

Technical details

Movement
Modified calibre 11 ¼’’’ BE-93-2AE automatic chronometer, 21 jewels, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 42-hour power reserve, Bremont moulded and skeletonised decorated rotor.

Functions
Hour/minute/second, date at 3H. 24H GMT hand

Case
Satin and polished stainless steel with uni-directional rotating bezel with Super-LumiNova®
Protective patented anti-shock movement mount
Automatic helium escape valve and crown protector
Case diameter 43mm, lug width 22mm
Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 50 ATM, 500 metres
Stainless steel case back with integrated flat crystal

Dial
Metal dial with Super-LumiNova® coated hands and applied indexes.

Strap
22mm Blue Temple Island Rubber strap
Additional 22mm Blue Kevlar with Red Stitch Strap

Certification
C.O.S.C chronometer certified
Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification

BREMONT ‘U-2/51-JET’

British premium watch brand BREMONT presents U-2/51-JET, a new watch model based on the design of the U-2 range which was originally developed for and inspired by a select number of elite military squadrons.

The new timepiece incorporates a striking combination of the brand’s trademark vintage ‘51’ lume, originally found on the Limited Edition P-51, together with heat treated steel blued hands. As well as drawing inspiration from some of the past U-2 models, the U-2/51-JET adds a new dimension to the range taking fresh design cues from a military project commissioned by the RAF’s 100 Squadron to celebrate their centenary and complement their Hawk T1 Jet aircraft.

The 100 Squadron was the first squadron formed for night bombing back in 1917 and its stealthy appearance led to the introduction of a new case and middle barrel colour for this watch, aptly named ‘Jet’. The exhibition case back shows the beautiful automatic movement through tinted black smoked glass.

The U-2/51-JET is tough and durable pilot’s watch thanks to the extensive testing history behind this range and its proven military credibility. Equally this timepiece incorporates some advanced technology including Bremont’s renowned anti-shock rubberised movement mount, designed to withstand the MB ejection seat programme, and Roto-Click® technology on the bidirectional rotating inner bezel which measures 60 minutes.

Technical details

Movement
Modified calibre 11 ½’’’ BE-36AE automatic chronometer, 25 jewels, glucydur balance. Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 38 hour power reserve, Bremont moulded and skeletised decorated rotor.

Functions
Hour/minute/second, date at 3H.

Case
Stainless steel DLC Trip-Tick® case construction with Jet black barrel
Patented inner bidirectional Roto-Click® bezel operated by crown at 4H
Case diameter: 43mm, lug width: 22mm
Case Back: Stainless steel DLC with integrated tinted black smoked glass. 6 stainless steel DLC screws
Crystal: Double anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres

Dial
Metal dial, Super-LumiNova® coated numerals and blue hands

Strap
22mm vintage leather with DLC pin buckle

Certification
C.O.S.C chronometer certified. Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification

Bremont Supermarine 500 New Models

Back in 2009, Bremont introduced Supermarine 500, the first diving watch from the British luxury watch brand co-funded by Nick and Giles English. This diving watch range was named as after the iconic British aircraft manufacturer responsible for the Supermarine S6B Schneider Trophy Seaplane and the Supermarine Spitfire. This year, the brand is updating the Supermarine 500 collection with new models.

Among the new models, the vintage styled Supermarine S501 draws direct inspiration from the S301 released in 2017. The black dial is accented by coloured applied indexes which use the company’s iconic ‘P-51’ Super-LumiNova®, the new look unidirectional ceramic rotating bezel has also been carried on along with the band of copper around the crown to set off the indexes.

A knurled effect on the dial has been incorporated for the first time, an effect also seen on the middle barrel of the MB range, which adds certain depth to the face of the watch. Bremont has used an exhibition case back with this model, another first for the Supermarine range, enabling the beautifully finished and decorated movement to be showcased. Much of the development for the thicker crystal case back came from a military project, something that was critical to ensure the watch could still reach depths of 500m.

Additionally, Bremont is releasing two new variants of the S500, the S500/BL and the S500/BK. Both models are an evolution of the original S500 line-up. Whilst the S500/BL no longer has a solid 20 minute marker on its sapphire bezel, the day date window has been kept from the original design. The blue dial has been updated to match the same pantone as the S300 Blue and the applied indexes are filled with C3 lume.

The S500/BK draws on some of the design elements from the more technical S2000 model, its black dial is framed by a new unidirectional ceramic bezel insert. Still very much aviation inspired, the closed case backs of both models feature an engraving of the Supermarine Seaplane.

Technical details

Supermarine 500 – Model S501

 

Movement
Modified calibre 11 ½’’’ BE-36AE automatic chronometer, 25 jewels, glucydur balance. Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 38-hour power reserve, Bremont moulded and skeletised decorated rotor.

Functions
Hour/minute/second, date at 3H

Case
Stainless steel Bremont Trip-Tick® case construction with scratch resistant DLC treated case barrel
Protective patented anti-shock movement mount
Ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel with Super-LumiNova® luminous coating
Case diameter 43mm. Overall height 16mm. Strap lug width 22mm
Stainless steel exhibition case back
Double anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 50 ATM, 500 metres

Dial
Metal dial with applied indexes
Super-LumiNova® coated indexes and hands

Strap
22mm vintage leather or stainless steel bracelet

Certification
C.O.S.C chronometer certified. Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification

Supermarine 500 – Model S500/BL

Movement
Modified calibre 11 ½’’’ BE-36AE automatic chronometer, 25 jewels, glucydur balance. Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 38-hour power reserve, Bremont moulded and skeletised decorated rotor

Functions
Hour/minute/second, day and date at 3H

Case
Stainless steel Bremont Trip-Tick® case construction with scratch resistant DLC treated case barrel
Inner soft iron anti-magnetic Faraday cage to protect movement
Protective patented anti-shock movement mount
Sapphire unidirectional rotating bezel with Super-LumiNova® luminous coating
Case diameter 43mm. Overall height 16mm. Strap lug width 22mm
Stainless steel screw-in and decorated case back
Double anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 50 ATM, 500 metres

Dial
Blue Metal dial with applied numerals
Super-LumiNova® coated indexes and hands

Strap
22mm integrated rubber in blue or stainless steel bracelet.

Certification
C.O.S.C chronometer certified. Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification.

Supermarine 500 – Model S500/BK

Movement
Modified calibre 11 ½’’’ BE-36AE automatic chronometer, 25 jewels, glucydur balance. Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 38-hour power reserve, Bremont moulded and skeletised decorated rotor

Functions
Hour/minute/second, date at 3H.

Case
Stainless steel Bremont Trip-Tick® case construction with scratch resistant DLC treated case barrel
Inner soft iron anti-magnetic Faraday cage to protect movement
Protective patented anti-shock movement mount
Ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel with Super-LumiNova® luminous coating
Case diameter 43mm. Overall height 16mm. Strap lug width 22mm
Stainless steel screw-in and decorated case back
Double anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 50 ATM, 500 metres

Dial
Black Metal dial with applied indexes
Super-LumiNova® coated indexes and hands

Strap
22mm integrated rubber in black or stainless steel bracelet

Certification
C.O.S.C chronometer certified. Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification.

Bremont DH-88 Comet Limited Edition Chronometer

The Bremont 2016 Limited edition celebrates the astonishing DE HAVILLAND DH-88 comet, Grosvenor House, the aircraft that captured the world’s imagination with a phenomenal record-breaking flight in 1934. Fighting exhaustion and significant mechanical challenges, whilst barely stopping for over three days, two men in their pioneering British racing aircraft won the incredible air-race from England to Australia.

During the golden age of flight, the England to Australia record became the goal of many legendary aviators. The Smith brothers first completed the hazardous journey in 1919, taking 27 days and 20 hours. There would be many failures, but repeated attempts saw the time gradually reduced to just over seven days by 1934. The infamous Macrobertson air race aimed to, and succeeded in, shrinking that record further and in doing so, encourage the operation of a fast and safe commercial air route to Australia.

To commemorate this feat and to raise funds for the Shuttleworth collection, Bremont introduces the ‘Limited edition Bremont DH-88’ chronometer, a special timepiece which has been painstakingly handcrafted in the company’s workshops in England and in an elegant style reminiscent of that wonderful 1930s era.

The 282 stainless steel and 82 rose gold cases house the beautifully finished Be-54aechronometer rated chronograph movement with GMT functionality. Constructed ensuring the durability and precision Bremont is renowned for, the timepieces also incorporate original spruce plywood from the undercarriage assembly of this winning aircraft.

Technical details

Movement
Calibre 13 ¼’’’ BE-54AE automatic chronometer, 25 jewels, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 42-hour power reserve. Each Bremont DH-88 Limited Edition rotor features some of the spruce plywood used in the original 1934 de Havilland Comet ‘Grosvenor House’.

Functions
Hour, minute, second, date at 6H, chronograph small counters with seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours, 24 hour GMT hand

Case
Available in hardened polished stainless steel or 18 carat rose gold. Bremont Trip-Tick® case construction with scratch-resistant DLC treated case barrel with vintage style crown
Case diameter 43mm, height 16.2mm, lug width 22mm
Exhibition type with integrated flat crystal, secured with5 polished headed screws
Engraved markings with specific limited edition serial number
Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres

Dial
Metal dial with fine opalin matt black base colour decorated with period Arabic numerals, opalin silver white sub-dials with DH-88 designation
Flat polished nickel (stainless steel version) and solid 18 carat rose gold (rose gold version) rounded hands with SuperLumiNova® centre fill

Certification
C.O.S.C chronometer tested. Individually serial  numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification

Strap
Alligator strap with pin buckle to complement case material

Bremont AC I 32 Ladies Chronometer (America’s Cup Collection)

Further to the announcement of Bremont’s first ladies range of watches earlier this year, the British watch brand launches an additional ladies mechanical chronometer which will form part of its America’s Cup Collection. The Bremont AC I 32 is the first women’s watch within this range and is very much inspired by the original AC I.

Designed to be a classic watch befitting the history of the America’s Cup, the AC I 32 takes inspiration from the legendry J-Class yachts of the 30s with its understated design. As with the AC I, this miniature 32mm version incorporates sea blue steel hands and a fine ivory white opaline dial embossed with outlines of the America’s Cup trophy to give subtle pattern and depth to the face of the watch. Carrying the ‘London’ mark on the dial, the watch will be built in the UK using the highest quality components and will be made in a limited edition of 535 pieces. The hand polished case is water resistant to 50m.

The mechanical BE-10AE chronometer rated and beautifully finished automatic movement, which can be seen through the exhibition case back, will have 40 hour power reserve and will be housed in a 32mm case that is a little over 9mm in thickness.

As with the core collection timepieces, the polished AC I 32 steel cases will undergo a similar hardening treatment (2000 Vickers), providing high impact resistance but still retaining its polished surface finish. The signature coating gives the three-part Trip-Tick® watch case extreme hardness, excellent toughness, good wear and high impact fatigue resistance, a technique used widely in the aerospace industry.

The convex sapphire crystal is equally as hard and has nine layers of anti-reflective coating applied to both sides of the glass for increased legibility. The high standard of finish and attention to detail seen in everything from the hand-cut and engraved winding rotor in the sapphire crystal case back to the meticulous machining of the three-part Trip-Tick® cases take considerable time and skill to apply.

Technical details
Movement
Modified calibre 9’’’ BE-10AE automatic chronometer, 18 jewels, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800bph, 40 hour power reserve

Functions
Hour, minute, second, date at 6H

Case
Polished hardened stainless steel Bremont Trip-Tick® construction
Case diameter 32mm, lug width 16mm, case thickness 9.65mm
case back: Polished stainless steel with integrated flat crystal, 6 stainless steel screws with polished heads
Crystal: Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 5 ATM, 50 metres

Dial
Metal ‘Auld Mug’ embossed dial with blued steel hands and printed numerals

Ratings
C.O.S.C chronometer tested and certified.

Strap
Various straps with polished pin buckle or integrated stainless steel bracelet

Certification
Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification

Bremont ALT1-C/PB Chronograph

The ALT1-C/PW chronograph was Bremont’s first non-limited edition polished steel watch forming part of the core collection. In a very short period of time, this chronometer has become an important and successful part of the Bremont watch range.

At Basel 2016 Bremont will launch the ALT1-C/PB, a new addition this chronograph collection.

This attractive chronometer has a wonderful black dial with beautifully polished applied numerals. The dial is off-set with two dark grey subtly etched sub-dials. Whilst its white dialled sibling has the exquisitely made black hour and minute hands, the ALT1-C/PB has newly designed polished nickel hands with carefully integrated Super-LumiNova® for legibility at night.

As with all core collection timepieces, this polished steel case will undergo a similar hardening treatment, providing high impact resistance but still retaining its polished surface finish.

The signature coating gives the watch case excellent toughness, good wear and high impact fatigue resistance, a technique used widely in the aerospace industry.

Technical details
Movement
Calibre 13 ¼’’’ BE-50AE automatic, 28 jewels, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800bph, 42 hour power reserve. Bremont moulded and decorated rotor.

Functions
Hour/Minutes, small seconds counter at 9H. Date at 6H. Chronograph centre sweep seconds hand, 30 minutes counter at 3H.

Case
Polished and hardened stainless steel Bremont  Trip-Tick® construction with scratch resistant DLC treated case barrel. Case diameter 43mm, lug width 22mm, case thickness 16mm
Caseback: Stainless steel with integrated flat crystal, 5 stainless steel screws with polished heads
Crystal: Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water Resistance: 10 ATM, 100 metres

Dial
Etched black metal dial with polished applied numerals and polished nickel hands with integrated Super-LumiNova®

Ratings
C.O.S.C chronometer tested and certified

Strap
Black Alligator with polished stainless steel pin buckle

Certification
Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification

Bremont Z Series – ALT1-ZT/51

The ALT1-Z formed part of the launch collection back in 2007, and has become central to the Bremont offering over the years. Basel 2015 saw the launch of an updated version with the highly anticipated ALT1-ZT. This range was designed with aviators and world travellers in mind. Legibility was absolutely essential when it came to the aesthetic.

The ‘ZT’ stands for ‘Zulu Time’ and allows the wearer to display local time together with the official world time standard. Unsurprisingly the Z chronometer has proven to be widely popular amongst the military squadrons Bremont works with – a significant and ever-increasing part of the Bremont business. The ALT1-ZT/51 adds a new dimension to the range whilst integrating a very important design cue from Bremont’s past.

The ALT1-ZT/51 maintains the clean legible dial with its new applied and bespoke coloured Super-LumiNova® index markers, and with the 24hr function having been moved to the bezel for improved clarity. Greater detailing around the stepped sub dials with micro lines on the ZT models has been made to give the dial more depth.

Functionally the ALT1-ZT/51 has the same features as the ALT1-ZT/BK with the integration of the Roto-Click® bi-directional inner rotating bezel. The GMT hand combined with chronograph functionality measuring seconds, minutes and hours make this model ideal for travel.

For additional clarity Bremont deploys the same hand design as the MB series, including the second time zone marker, which has been so effective on the MBIII. The ALT1-ZT/BK hands are used again but this time with several layers of bespoke coloured Super-LumiNova®.

As with most core range pieces the ALT1-ZT/51 has a specially treated 43mm stainless steel case made to an exceptional hardness of 2000 Vickers, which is seven times that of an average stainless steel watch case.

The convex sapphire crystal is equally as hard and has nine layers of anti-reflective coating applied to both sides of the glass for increased legibility. The high standard of finish and attention to detail seen in everything from the hand-cut and engraved winding rotor in the sapphire crystal case back to the meticulous machining of the three-part Trip-Tick® cases take considerable time and skill to apply.

Technical details
Movement
Modified calibre 13 ¼’’’ BE-54AE automatic chronometer, 25 jewels, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspiring, 28,800bph, 42 hour power reserve. Bremont decorated skeletised rotor

Functions
Hour, minute, second, date at 3H, chronograph small counters with seconds 30 minutes and 12 hours, 24 hour GMT hand.

Case
Hardened stainless steel Bremont Trip-Tick® construction with scratch resistant DLC treated case barrel
Case diameter 43mm, lug width 22mm, case thickness 16mm
Patented inner bi-directional Roto-Click® bezel
Operated by crown at 8H
Caseback: Stainless steel with integrated flat crystal, 6 stainless steel screws with polished heads
Crystal: Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.
Water resistance: 10 ATM, 100 metres

Dial
Metal dial, coated nickel hands with Super-LumiNova® luminous coating

Ratings
C.O.S.C chronometer tested and certified

Strap
Calf-skin leather with solid deployment buckle and engraved security clasp

Certification
Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification

Bremont MBII White – In Association with Martin-Baker

So far 7,500 precious lifes of pilots were saved by the pioneering British ejection seat technology designed by Martin Baker. Bremont, the luxury watch brand based in Britain offers a watch collection created in association with the Martin Baker Company. The bestselling MB range of watches has become iconic for Bremont.

This year, responds to a demand for a white dialled version of the timepiece, Bremont unveils MBII White which was designed to be quite simply the definitive British aviation chronometer.

Tested and designed in conjunction with the iconic British aviation company ‘Martin-Baker’, the MBII White offers a fresh and striking new look providing further choice to the classic collection.

The new model features the distinctive knurled effect on the aluminium barrel inspired by components on the ejection seats themselves and will be available in orange, green and anthracite. Equally the yellow and black loop at the end of the second hand is a direct reference to the ejection pull handle.

The MBII White very much retains the classic DNA that has made the MB a must-have for any serious collector.

It has been put through the same intensive, extensive testing schedule that the ejection seats go through including shock, vibration, temperature extremes, and salt-fog tests:

  • LIVE EJECTION TESTING: Live ejection launch (pictured above) puts the watch under extreme G forces.
  • ALTITUDE TESTING: The watches are held in an Altitude Test Chamber to simulate taking them up to 100,000 feet for 60 minutes before being rapidly brought down again.
  • AIRCRAFT CARRIER DECK TEST: The ACDT test simulates the level of salt fog and humidity that an aircraft carrier deck would endure during a 6 month tour. Exposure to salt and then drying for 96 hours tests the watches against corrosion and the binding of moving parts.
  • VIBRATION TESTING: The test shakes and vibrates the watch on the wrist of a test dummy to simulate a 30 year life of an aircraft.
  • EXTREME TEMPERATURE ENDURANCE: The Bremont MB watches have been subjected to Temperature Testing to ensure they continue to operate in extreme conditions. The watch is held for one day in temperatures as low as -40° C, and then up to +40° C for a further 24 hours.
  • MFOS CRASHWORTHY TEST: The Multi-functional Operators seat (MFOS) is used in helicopters such as the Blackhawk. This particular test  simulates a dynamic forward crash at over 18G, moving at 42ft per second.

The robust nature of the MB is not only down to the testing, but the over engineered design of the watch. Both the movement and mechanism of the Martin-Baker have been designed to ‘float’ in a controlled manner within the Bremont patented Trip-Tick® case by attaching the inner case to it via a flexible ring. In doing so, shocks to the movement are minimised and shock energy absorbed. As well as this, the inner case that encloses the movement of the Bremont Martin-Baker has the function of an anti-magnetic shield.

This inner case is made from soft iron and has been created to work as a ‘Faraday-Cage’ making the Bremont Martin-Baker watch immune to extreme magnetic fields, and a timepiece that has truly been ‘Tested Beyond Endurance’.

Technical details
Movement
Modified calibre 11 ½’’’ BE-36AE automatic chronometer, 25 jewels, Glucydur balance. Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 38 hour power reserve, Bremont moulded and skeletised decorated rotor

Functions
Hour/minute/second, date and day at 3H

Case
Hardened stainless steel Trip-Tick® case construction
Inner soft iron anti-magnetic Faraday cage to protect movement
Protective patented anti-shock movement mount
Patented inner bi-directional Roto-Click® bezel
Operated by crown at 4H
Case diameter 43mm, lug width 22mm
Caseback: Stainless steel decorated case back, 6 stainless steel screws with polished heads
Crystal: Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 10 ATM, 100 metres

Dial
White metal dial
Super-LumiNova® coated numerals and hands

Ratings
C.O.S.C chronometer tested and certified

Strap
Calf-skin leather strap and Temple Island rubber strap

Certification
Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification

Bremont America’s Cup Collection – America’s Cup Series & Oracle Team USA Series

In May 2015, Bremont announced a partnership with the America’s Cup Event Authority and ORACLE TEAM USA to be the Official Timing Partner of the 35th America’s Cup and ORACLE TEAM USA. As the first official British timing partner to the legendary America’s Cup, Bremont has launched a very exciting project to produce a special edition series of timepieces to celebrate its involvement.

The precision engineering of modern America’s Cup boats provides a genuine correlation to Bremont’s precision manufacturing of luxury timepieces.

America’s Cup Collection: America’s Cup Series
The America’s Cup Series is a classic watch collection befitting the history of the Cup and Bremont has launched two Special Edition watches, the Bremont AC I and AC II. These models have been inspired by the legendry J-Class yachts of the 30s, both classic and beautiful. Carrying the ‘London’ mark on the dial, all of the watches are built in the UK using the highest quality components. The watches are also delivered in Bremont’s English made America’s Cup leather wallets.

Bremont AC I
The Bremont AC I was inspired by the simple lines of the J-Class yacht with its classic and understated design; it incorporates sea blue steel hands and a fine ivory white opaline dial embossed with outlines of the Cup to give subtle pattern and depth to the face of the watch.

Taking its design reference from the SOLO range, this is the first time Bremont has introduced a polished steel version. The AC I is chronometer rated with a top execution automatic movement, an obvious choice for anyone interested in the allure of mechanical watches.

The movement and robust anti-shock movement mount can be viewed through the sapphire crystal exhibition case back. The hand polished case is water resistant to 100m and comes on a blue Temple Island rubber strap.

Technical details
Movement
Calibre 13 1/4” BE-36AE automatic chronometer, 25 jewels, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 38 hour power reserve, Bremont moulded and skeletonised decorated rotor.

Functions
Hour/minute/second, date at 6H.

Case, dial and strap
Polished stainless steel Bremont Trip-Tick® construction with scratch-resistant DLC treated case barrel
Protective anti-shock decorated movement mount
Case diameter 43mm, lug width 22mm
Polished stainless steel case back with integrated flat crystal, 5 stainless steel screws with polished heads
Metal ‘Auld Mug’ embossed dial with blue steel hands and classic numerals
Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres
Strap: Temple Island rubber strap with polished stainless steel pin buckle

Ratings
C.O.S.C chronometer tested and certified.

Certification
Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification

Bremont AC II
In keeping with the style of the AC I, the AC II is a bicompact chronograph made from rose gold inspired by the iconic polished ALT1-C.

The beautifully shaped blue steel hands set against the fine ivory white opaline dial once again capture the timeless elegance of the J-Class yachts; the AC II is an archetypal watch that resonates well with the history of the America’s Cup.

Bremont has incorporated the subtle motif of the Auld Mug outline on the two sub-dials offering a wonderfully refined pattern to the face of the watch. Integrating an impeccably modified, chronometer rated, Valjoux 7750-SO BI AC movement that can be seen through the exhibition case back, the AC II exemplifies fine watchmaking at its best.

Technical details
Movement
Calibre 13 1/4” BE-50AE automatic chronometer, 28 jewels, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 42 hour power reserve, Bremont moulded and skeletonised decorated rotor.

Functions
Hour/Minutes, small seconds counter at 9H. Date at 6H. Chronograph centre sweep seconds hand, 30 minutes counter at 3H.

Case, dial and strap
18 carat rose gold Bremont Trip-Tick® construction with scratch-resistant DLC treated case barrel. Case diameter 43mm, lug width 22mm
Case back: 18 carat rose gold with integrated flat crystal.
Dial: Metal dial with blue steel hands and classic numerals.  ‘Auld Mug’ embossed subdials
Crystal: Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres
Strap: Embossed alligator with 18 carat rose gold pin buckle

Ratings
C.O.S.C chronometer tested and certified

Certification
Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification

America’s Cup Collection: Oracle Team USA Series
In partnering with ORACLE TEAM USA, the current defenders of the America’s Cup, Bremont has a very special and unique opportunity to work with them to create a practical and beautifully engineered collection of sailing watches, setting a new standard in technical innovation, precision and durability.

BREMONT ORACLE I
The Bremont Oracle I is a purpose built timepiece that is constructed to be used on the water, or in the water, as a reliable piece of equipment for any seafarer. The design has very much evolved from the Supermarine range that is used by divers and military around the world demonstrating its durability and robustness.

Incorporating the ORACLE TEAM USA branding on the new off white dial together with applied index numbering has produced a modern yet classical sailing watch. The red tipped minute hand and beautifully cast case back are also clear indications that this is a team associated watch. The watch is designed with a sapphire crystal uni-directional rotating bezel to give a clean and distinguished look.

The Oracle I is built using a highly technical 500m water resistant case, incorporating the Bremont anti-shock movement mount and anti-magnetic Faraday cage which encases the beautifully finished, chronometer tested, BE-36AE movement. Each case incorporates an automatic helium valve.

Technical details
Movement
Calibre 13 1/4” BE-36AE automatic chronometer, 25 jewels, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 38 hour power reserve, Bremont moulded and skeletonised decorated rotor.

Functions
Hour/minute/second, date at 3H.

Case
Stainless steel case with sapphire uni-directional rotating bezel and SuperLumiNova® luminous coating
Inner soft iron anti-magnetic Faraday cage to protect movement
Protective patented anti-shock movement mount
Automatic helium escape valve and crown protector
Case diameter 43mm, lug width 22mm
Case Back: Stainless steel ORACLE TEAM USA screw-in and decorated case back
Crystal: Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water Resistance: Water-resistant to 50 ATM, 500 metres

Dial
Metal dial with applied indexes and ORACLE TEAM USA mark
SuperLumiNova® coated indexes and hands

Ratings
C.O.S.C chronometer tested and certified

Strap
Integrated red rubber strap and black kevlar style strap with stainless steel pin buckle

Certification
Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification

BREMONT ORACLE II
The second watch in the ORACLE TEAM USA Series is designed on the same principles as the Oracle I, using similar case technology but with a second time zone enabling GMT functionality.

The striking fine varnished matt black dial with applied index markers is finished off with ‘America’s Cup’ written above the ‘6’, and the beautifully engineered case back has the ORACLE TEAM USA branding etched into it.

The Oracle II is built using a highly technical 500m water resistant case, incorporating the Bremont anti-shock movement mount and anti-magnetic Faraday cage which encases the beautifully finished, chronometer tested, modified caliber 13 ¼” BE-92-2AE movement. Each case incorporates an automatic helium valve.

Technical details
Movement
Calibre 13 1/4” BE-93-2AE automatic chronometer, 21 jewels, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 42 hour power reserve, Bremont moulded and skeletonised decorated rotor.

Functions
Hour/minute/second, date at 3H
24H GMT hand

Case
Stainless steel case with sapphire uni-directional rotating bezel and SuperLumiNova® luminous coating
Inner soft iron anti-magnetic Faraday cage to protect movement
Protective patented anti-shock movement mount
Automatic helium escape valve and crown protector
Case diameter: 43mm, lug width: 22mm
Case back: Stainless steel ORACLE TEAM USA screw-in and decorated case back
Crystal: Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Water-resistant to 50 ATM, 500 metres

Dial
Metal dial with applied indexes
SuperLumiNova® coated indexes and hands

Ratings
C.O.S.C chronometer tested and certified

Strap
Integrated red rubber strap and black kevlar style strap with stainless steel pin buckle

Certification
Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification

Bremont ALT1-ZT

This year, British luxury watch maker Bremont extends its Z Series with the introduction of the ALT1-ZT.

Having been part of the launch collection back in 2007 the ALT1-Z has become an iconic Bremont timepiece over the years. This is a model which was designed with aviators and world travellers in mind and features direct aviation inspired design cues such as the artificial horizon indicator. ‘Z’ stands for Zulu Time and allows the wearer to display local time together with the official world time standard.

Unsurprisingly then the Z has proven to be widely popular amongst the military squadrons Bremont works with, a significant and ever-increasing part of the Bremont business, and further to feedback from this sector . This year Bremont launches a new version in the form of the ALT1-ZT.

This is the first time that the design has been developed since the Z series launched in 2007. It boasts a cleaner dial with new applied SuperLumiNova® index markers on the dial and the 24hr function has been moved to the bezel for greater clarity. Greater detailing around the stepped sub dials with micro lines has been made to give the dial more depth.

Functionally the ALT1-ZT has the same features with the introduction of the Roto-Click® bi-directional inner rotating bezel. The GMT hand combined with chronograph functionality measuring seconds, minutes and hours make this model ideal for travel. For additional clarity Bremont deploys the same hand design as the MB series, including the second time zone marker, which has been so effective on the MBIII. It is the first time black hands with full white SuperLumiNova® can be seen in this range.

As with most core range pieces the ALT1-ZT has a stainless steel case made to an exceptional hardness of 2000 Vickers which is seven times that of an average stainless steel watch case. The convex sapphire crystal is equally as hard and has nine layers of anti-reflective coating applied to both sides of the glass for increased legibility. The high standard of finish and attention to detail seen in everything from the hand-cut and engraved winding rotor in the sapphire crystal case back to the meticulous machining of the three-part Trip-Tick® cases take considerable time and skill to apply.

Technical details
Movement
Modified calibre 13 1/4” BE-54AE automatic chronometer
25 jewels
Glucydur balance
Anachron balance spring
Nivaflex 1 main spiring
28,800bph
42 hour power reserve
Bremont decorated skeletonised rotor

Functions
Hour, minute, second, date at 3H, chronograph small counters with seconds 30 minutes and 12 hours, 24 hour GMT hand

Case
Hardened stainless steel Bremont Trip Tick® construction with scratch resistant DLC treated case barrel
Case diameter 43.00mm, lug width 22.00mm, case thickness 16.00mm
Case back: Stainless steel with integrated flat crystal, 6 stainless steel screws with polished heads
Bezel: Patented inner bi-directional Roto-Click® bezel. Operated by crown at 8H
Crystal: Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres

Dial
Metal dial, coated nickel hands with SuperLumiNova® luminous coating

Ratings
C.O.S.C chronometer tested and certified

Strap
Calf-skin leather with solid deployment buckle and engraved security clasp

Bremont U-22 Bronze

British luxury watch brand Bremont launches U-22, an extension of the U-2 collection which was originally designed for and inspired by the elite U-2 spy plane squadron. The new U-22 design is the result of a high profile military project where Bremont was commissioned to update the original U-2, using the extensive testing history behind it, but built and custom-tested to specific requirements. Taking its design cues from this squadron timepiece the U-22 features a newly developed bezel design together with a new barrel colour and date design for the range.

True to its aviation roots, the updated date display was designed to reflect the view on an altimeter which balances the dial well. There is also a difference with the bi-directional rotating inner bezel, originally designed to measure 60 minutes, and altered in the U-22 to a compass quadrant of a pilot which is often useful in navigation weather mapping. The bronze barrel colour was specifically inspired by a number of military watches Bremont has produced in the past based on the anti-reflective coating used on their cockpit canopies.

With its proven military credibility the U-2 series has been comprehensively tested on missions flying at 100,000 ft for over 12 hour stints and tested to temperatures as low as -50 degrees. This durable pilot’s watch is elegant, legible and tough. The chronometer certified U-22 incorporates advanced technology including Bremont’s renowned anti-shock rubberised movement mount, designed to withstand the MB ejection seat programme, and Roto-Click® technology. Unlike the original U-2 the U-22 has an exhibition case back showing the beautiful automatic movement.

Technical details
Movement
Modified calibre 13 1/4” BE-36AE automatic chronometer
25 jewels, Glucydur balance
Anachron balance spring
Nivaflex 1 mainspring
28,800 bph
38 hour power reserve
Bremont skeletonised decorated rotor

Functions
Hour, minute, second, date and day at 3H

Case
Hardened stainless steel Trip-Tick® case construction with bi-directional rotating bezel
Partial inner soft iron anti-magnetic Faraday cage to protect movement
Protective patented anti-shock movement mount
Case diameter 43mm, lug width 22mm
Case back: Stainless steel with integrated flat crystal, 6 stainless steel screws with polished heads
Bezel: Patented inner bi-directional Roto-Click® bezel. Operated by crown at 4H
Crystal: Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres

Dial
Metal dial, SuperLumiNova® coated numerals and hands

Ratings
C.O.S.C chronometer tested and certified.

Strap
Calf-skin leather strap and Temple Island rubber strap

Bremont Boeing Collection – Boeing Model 1 Ti-GMT & Boeing Model 247 Ti-GMT

Bremont unveils new titanium Boeing timepieces with added GMT functionality. Much of Bremont’s DNA is deeply rooted in aviation. Co-Founders Nick and Giles English, both pilots themselves, set out to make high quality watches of classic design durable enough to withstand any pressures an aviator’s timepiece may endure.

Last year Bremont announced a partnership with an aerospace giant, The Boeing Company. Having seen a fantastic response to the debut Model 1 and Model 247 timepieces Bremont is presenting further additions to the range in 2015.

Through the partnership with Boeing, a world leader in material research, Bremont now works closely with The Advanced Material Research Centre with Boeing (AMRC) at the University of Sheffield to develop exclusive new manufacturing processes. Nick English sums up the two organisations as ‘an incredible dichotomy’. The first watches in the Bremont Boeing range, the Model 1 and Model 247, are characteristically Bremont in design but use highly durable aviation-grade materials never used before in watch manufacture. The Bremont Boeing range is an exciting collaboration between three industry front-runners using cutting edge expertise and engineering excellence to celebrate the rich history and continued leadership in innovation synonymous with the Boeing brand.

Working with Boeing’s material research expertise and AMRC’s development of advanced manufacturing processes, Bremont has set a new standard in aviation timepieces. Using inventive and more modern materials, the Bremont Boeing Model 1 and Model 247 are stunning advanced designs that act as classic tributes to an earlier era in Boeing’s rich history. The clean design of the Model 1 timepiece reflects the early simplicity of Boeing’s very first aircraft design whilst the Model 247 was inspired by Boeing’s progressive twin-engine Model 247 airliner from the 1930s. Developing these designs further has led to the introduction of the new Bremont Boeing Model 1 and Model 247 Titanium GMT timepieces, manufactured from Boeing aviation-grade Ti 6-4. This is a special titanium that is significantly stronger than commercial titanium and used widely in both airframes and engine components.

Bremont Boeing Model 1 Ti-GMT

This is the first time that Bremont will be offering lightweight aviation grade titanium cases in any of its core range pieces. New GMT functionality in these Boeing models extends the current range and also responds to a demand led by the flying fraternity, an important addition for any serious pilot. Taking forward the GMT success already exhibited in select Bremont ranges, these Boeing timepieces feature a very clear GMT hand, using a tried and tested format seen on the Terra Nova.

Bremont Boeing Model 247 Ti-GMT

Designed for absolute clarity and legibility, white SuperLumiNova® hands stand out against a black (Model 1) or dark grey (Model 247) base dial with highly visible applied indexes also using SuperLumiNova®. The signature Boeing ‘tick’, a nod to the aerospace company’s logo, can also be found at the end of the centre seconds (Model 1) and chronograph seconds (Model 247) hands. Whilst the original Bremont Boeing watches incorporate a sapphire bezel, these GMT models feature an anthracite ceramic bezel with highlighted minute markers signalling the first time Bremont has used ceramic in any of its watches to date.

The beautifully finished automatic movements in these GMT watches are protected in Bremont’s anti-shock movement mount, all finished in Boeing blue and visible through the exhibition case backs.

Bremont Boeing Model 1 Ti-GMT

Movement
Modified calibre 13 1/4” BE-93-2AE automatic chronometer
21 jewels
Glucydur balance
Anachron balance spring
Nivaflex 1 mainspring
28,800 bph
42 hour power reserve, GMT functionality
Bremont Boeing skeletonised decorated rotor

Functions
Hour, minute, second and 24H GMT hand with date at 4.5H

Case
Boeing aviation-grade Ti 6-4 titanium with bi-directional rotating bezel with SuperLumiNova® and crown guard
Bremont Trip-Tick® construction with scratch resistant DLC treated case barrel
Inner soft iron anti-magnetic Faraday cage and protective anti-shock decorated movement mount
Case diameter 43mm, lug width 22mm
Case back: Boeing aviation-grade Ti 6-4 titanium exhibition case back
Crystal: Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres

Dial
Metal dial with SuperLumiNova® coated hands and numerals

Ratings
C.O.S.C chronometer tested.

Strap
Seattle (organic polymer) strap and additional strap

Certification
Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification

Bremont Boeing Model 247 Ti-GMT

Movement
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
GMT functionality
Bremont Boeing skeletonised decorated rotor

Functions
Hour, minute, second hands
Chronograph small counters with seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours
24H GMT hand with date at 4.5H

Case
Boeing aviation-grade Ti 6-4 titanium with bi-directional rotating bezel with SuperLumiNova®
Bremont Trip-Tick® construction with scratch resistant DLC treated case barrel
Case diameter 43mm, lug width 22mm
Case back: Boeing aviation-grade Ti 6-4 titanium exhibition case back
Crystal: Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres

Dial
Metal dial with SuperLumiNova® coated hands and numerals

Ratings
C.O.S.C chronometer tested

Strap
Seattle (organic polymer) strap and additional strap

Certification
Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification

Bremont Jaguar MKI & MKII

Jaguar and Bremont have announced two new watch collaborations. These exciting introductions will make their global debut at the Baselworld watch show, March 2015.

The two British firms are cementing their long-term partnership following an overwhelming response to the creation of six Bremont chronometers which complement each of the six ‘continuation’ lightweight E-Type sports racing cars currently being built by Jaguar. These watches are both dedicated to the road-going Jaguar E-Type which at its 1961 launch was not only the fastest production car in the world but, according to Enzo Ferrari, the most beautiful.

In working to capture the E-Type’s essence in a wrist watch, Jaguar’s Director of Design Ian Callum and the creative team at Bremont homed-in on another of its signature features – the dashboard. At its heart are the speedometer and tachymeter (or ‘rev counter’) and it is these that inspired the look of the new Bremont Jaguar MKI and MKII watches.

The MKI responds to the call for a more accessible version of the original ‘Lightweight’ limited edition watch by reproducing many of its design features but substituting the white gold and aluminium of the Lightweight’s case for a slimmer version in polished stainless steel.

Save for the addition of a date window at the six o’clock position, the tachymetre-inspired dial is similar to that of the Lightweight, featuring an off-set small seconds indicator and a distinctive ‘red line’ quadrant between three and four o’clock. Behind the dial and double-domed crystal of the 43mm MKI watch lies a new movement with date functionality based on Bremont’s meticulously finished self-winding proprietary BWC/01.

Turning the MKI over not only reveals the beautifully finished movement through the sapphire crystal case back, but also one of the most intriguing features of the watch: a striking automatic winding weight in the form of an exquisite miniaturisation of a three-spoke E-Type steering wheel, complete with the iconic Jaguar head at its centre.

The MKII, meanwhile, instantly transports the wearer back to the golden era of 1960s sports car motoring, its black dial carrying the Jaguar heritage logo above the six o’clock position and its hour markings being in the style of the numerals found on E-Type instruments.

The classic chronograph layout – featuring two subdials at the three o’clock and nine o’clockpositions – is achieved through the use of the beautifully decorated BE-50AE automatic movement which has been specially customised by Bremont to a unique specification, a subtle ‘red line’ on the 60-minute counter paying homage to the E-Type’s tachymeter.

The 43mm stainless steel case – which is fitted with a double-domed crystal to enhance the vintage appearance of the watch – is made entirely in the UK by Bremont using its renowned, three-part ‘Trip-Tick’ technology which ensures a hardness seven times greater than that of a normal steel watch.

Visible through a sapphire crystal case back, the mechanism again pays tribute to the E-Type with an automatic ‘steering wheel’ winding weight in the same style as that of the MKI. Further automotive imagery can be seen in the ‘tyre tread’ winding crown, which is topped with the Jaguar heritage logo to match that of the dial. MKI and MKII watches will be supplied with a perforated ‘racing’ strap in true ‘60s style, together with a traditional leather spare.

The Jaguar E-Type – An Automotive Legend
The Jaguar E-Type sports car, created by former aircraft designer Malcolm Sayer, was unveiled outside the Restaurant du Parc des Eaux Vives during the Geneva Salon at 4.30 pm on March 15, 1961. Its radical appearance and promise of being ‘the fastest production car in the world’ caused near hysteria and resulted in 500 orders being placed during the show. It’s powered by a race-bred, six-cylinder, 3.8 litre, 265 horsepower engine that gave the car a top speed of 150 mph – yet, at £2,098 for the roadster and £2,197 for the fixed-head coupe, it cost less than half the price of a comparable Ferrari or Aston Martin.

During its 14-year production run, the E-Type evolved to feature first a 4.2 litre engine and, ultimately, Jaguar’s 5.3 litre V12. It was offered with manual or automatic transmission and, in final ‘Series 3’ form, fixed-head models were available only with family-friendly two-plus-two bodywork.

More than 72,000 E-Types were built, with around 12,000 being sold in Britain and the majority going to the USA. Celebrated owners included Frank Sinatra, George Harrison, Britt Ekland, Peter Sellers, Sir Jackie Stewart and George Best. The best Series 1 ‘flat floor’ E-Type roadsters now command more than £100,000.

BREMONT JAGUAR MKI

Movement
Bremont BWC/01-10 33.4mm Automatic with 25 jewels, Glucydur balance, Nivarox CT balance spring and Nivaflex 1 mainspring
Highly efficient double reverser bi-directional winding mechanism to achieve 28,800bph and 50+ hour power reserve
Miniature Jaguar E-Type steering wheel rotor with Growler emblem

Functions
Hour/Minutes, small seconds counter at 9H
Date at 6H

Case
Polished and hardened stainless steel Bremont TripTick® construction with stainless steel case barrel
Case diameter 43.00mm, lug width 22.00mm, case thickness 16.00mm
Case Back: Stainless steel with integrated flat crystal, 4 stainless steel screws
Dial: Black metal dial with treated steel hands
Crystal: Double-domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres

Strap
Calf skin leather with stainless steel pin buckle.

BREMONT JAGUAR MKII

Movement
Calibre 13 1/4” BE-50AE automatic, 28 jewels, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800bph, 42 hour power reserve
Miniature Jaguar E-Type steering wheel rotor

Functions
Hour/Minutes, small seconds counter at 9H. Date at 6H. Chronograph centre sweep seconds hand, 30 minutes counter at 3H.

Case and dial
Polished and hardened stainless steel Bremont
Trip-Tick® construction with scratch resistant DLC 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.
Dial: Black metal dial with treated steel hands
Crystal: Double-domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres

Ratings
C.O.S.C chronometer tested.

Strap
Calf skin leather with stainless steel pin buckle.

Certification
Every watch case and movement is engraved with its Bremont serial number and is accompanied with its C.O.S.C certification.

Bremont Kingsman Special Edition Collection

UK based luxury watch maker Bremont Watch Company unveils the Special Edition Kingsman watch range, developed for acclaimed director Matthew Vaughn’s new film Kingsman: The Secret Service. This collection comprises three new models that are featured throughout the film.

The film, due to be released February 2015, from 20th Century Fox, stars Colin Firth, Samuel L Jackson, Michael Caine and emerging actor Taron Egerton. The agents from the super-secret British spy organisation, including Nick English, Co-Founder Bremont, who makes a cameo appearance as one of the Kingsmen, can be seen exclusively wearing these custom made Bremont timepieces.

The Kingsman agents in the film each wear a beautifully crafted rose gold chronograph World Timer on an alligator strap, whilst the trainee recruits sport a black stealth-like chronograph on a NATO band.

Additionally the Kingsman Stainless Steel model is worn by Merlin (Mark Strong) who is the trainer of these potential super spies for the top secret Kingsman organisation. It’s Merlin’s job to whip into shape central character Eggsy (Taron Egerton), a law-breaking teen who’s recruited by the Kingsman agents to help bring down megalomaniac Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson). The watches play a key part in the film and are an integral tool in the secret agents’ gadget line-up.

The Bremont Kingsman watches will launch exclusively in Bremont boutiques and on
MRPORTER.COM in January 2015.

About Matthew Vaughn
Matthew Vaughn is a leading British filmmaker who has produced, written and directed an impressive array of films. Vaughn began his career as producer with Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, which starred Brad Pitt and received wide acclaim. Through his production company, MARV Films, Vaughn debuted as a director with Layer Cake, which starred Daniel Craig. Vaughn followed that up by directing and co-writing with his writing partner Jane Goldman, Stardust, which starred Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer. In 2009, Vaughn produced Harry Brown, which starred Michael Caine. 2010 saw Vaughn producing and writing The Debt, which starred Helen Mirren and Sam Worthington, and directing, producing and writing Kick-Ass. In 2011 Vaughn wrote and directed X-Men: First Class and in 2012 wrote and produced Kick-Ass 2.

Technical details
Movement
Modified calibre 13 1/4” BE-54 AE automatic chronometer
25jewels
Glucydur balance
Anachron balance spring
Nivaflex 1 mainspring
28,800bph
42 hour power reserve
Bremont moulded and decorated skeletonised rotor

Functions
Hour and Minute
Second counter at 9H
Date at 3H
Chronograph with Seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours
24H UTC hand and World Time Zone function

Models
1. Bremont Kingsman Special Edition Rose gold

Case
18 carat Rose Gold Bremont Trip-Tick® construction with DLC treated case barrel
Case diameter 43mm, lug width 22mm, case thickness 16mm
Case back: 18 carat Rose Gold with integrated flat crystal, 5 screws
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

Dial
White metal dial
Super LumiNova® coated hands

Ratings
C.O.S.C chronometer tested and certified

Strap
Alligator with 18 carat Rose Gold pin buckle

2. Bremont Kingsman Special Edition Stainless Steel

Case
Hardened stainless steel with Trip-Tick® construction
Case diameter 43mm, lug width 22mm, case thickness 16mm
Case back: Hardened 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

Dial
White metal dial
SuperLumiNova® coated hands.

Ratings

C.O.S.C chronometer tested and certified

Strap
Calf skin leather with stainless steel pin buckle

3. Bremont Kingsman Special Edition DLC

Case
Hardened stainless steel DLC coated made with Trip-Tick® construction
Case diameter 43mm, lug width 22mm, case thickness 16mm
Case back: Hardened stainless steel DLC coated with integrated flat crystal, 5 DLC screws with DLC heads
Bezel: Internally rotating bi-directional bezel 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

Dial
Black metal dial
Super-LumiNova® coated hands

Ratings
C.O.S.C chronometer tested and certified

Strap
Calf skin leather with DLC pin buckle

Bremont ALT1-C/PW Classic Polished Chronograph

Further to the success of the ALT1-C Rose Gold in 2013, British luxury watch brand Bremont is introducing the new ALT1-C/PW classic polished chronograph. As with the rose gold model, this classically designed timepiece is based on the iconic ALT1-C collection, whilst taking design cues from the Victory Limited Edition, released in 2012, which incorporated original material from HMS Victory.

The ALT1-C/PW is Bremont’s first non-limited edition polished steel watch that will form part of the core collection and will only be produced in limited numbers each year. As with the core collection timepieces, this polished steel case will undergo a similar hardening treatment, providing high impact resistance but still retaining its polished surface finish. The signature coating gives the watch case extreme hardness, excellent toughness, good wear and high impact fatigue resistance; it is as such used widely in the aerospace industry.

As with all Bremont watches this COSC rated model will be manufactured at Bremont’s watchmaking facility in Henley-on-Thames, UK. The ALT1-C/PW will be available to purchase from authorised retailers from November 2014.

Technical details
Model: ALT1-C/PW classic polished chronograph
Ref/SKU: ALT1-C/PW

Movement
Calibre 13 1/4” BE-50AE automatic, 28 jewels,
Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex
1 mainspring, 28,800bph, 42 hour power reserve
Bremont moulded and decorated rotor

Functions
Hour/minute/second
Date at 6H
Chronograph small counters with seconds and 30 minutes

Case
Polished and hardened stainless steel Bremont TripTick construction with PVD treated case barrel
Diameter: 43.00mm
Lug width: 22.00mm
Case thickness: 16.00mm
Case Back: Stainless Steel with integrated flat crystal
Crystal: Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire  crystal
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres

Dial
Etched metal dial with off-white ground colours and treated steel hands
Ratings
C.O.S.C chronometer tested and certified

Strap
Black Alligator with stainless steel pin buckle.

Bremont – The Chivas 12 Made for Gentlemen Limited Edition

Known for crafting beautifully engineered chronometers, award-winning British watch company Bremont has partnered with Chivas to design the latest Chivas 12 Made for Gentlemen by Bremont limited edition gift tin.

The Chivas 12 Made for Gentlemen by Bremont limited edition gift tin houses a bottle of Chivas 12 blended Scotch whisky and boldly features deconstructed watch elements to showcase the elegant and complex engineering of Bremont chronometers.

In the spirit of generosity, Bremont will also be creating 12 collector ‘Chivalry’ watches to celebrate excellence and precision in luxury, the Bremont ‘Chivalry’ watches will be auctioned exclusively for charities around the world.

The classically stylish, polished steel Bremont ‘Chivalry’ watch, with alligator strap, features a piece of oak cask used in the maturation of whiskies for Chivas Regal, the signature of James and John Chivas etched on the rotor of the timepiece and the Chivas crest subtly embossed on the dial. An engraved copper plate, taken from a retired Scotch whisky copper still, sits on the leather presentation pouch.

Admirers of luxury watches and whisky will have the opportunity to participate in an online auction for one of these watches from 22nd October to 9th November, 2014 via http://www.chivas.com/bremont.

The Chivas 12 Made for Gentlemen by Bremont will be available globally from September.

Chivas Made for Gentlemen
The Chivas Made for Gentlemen by Bremont is the third in a series of annual collaborations between Chivas Regal 12 and modern British craftsmen. Year one celebrated the handcrafted brogue by Tim Little and Chivas paid homage to Savile Row tailoring with a limited edition by Patrick Grant in 2013. Bremont boutiques currently offer Chivas at its in-store bars. Chivas also supports Bremont events internationally. Chivas Regal is a truly global brand, selling 4.9 million 9L cases annually in more than 150 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific and Americas. The Chivas Regal range is the epitome of style, substance and exclusivity and includes Chivas Regal 12, 18 and 25 Year Old.

Chivas Brothers is the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard – the world’s co-leader in wine and spirits. Chivas Brothers is the global leader in luxury Scotch whisky and premium gin. Its portfolio includes Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, Beefeater Gin, The Glenlivet, Royal Salute, Aberlour, Plymouth Gin, Longmorn, Scapa, 100 Pipers, Clan Campbell, Something Special and Passport.

Bremont Lightweight E-Type – Bespoke Wristwatch in Association with British Premium Car Brand Jaguar to Celebrate the Launch of the New Lightweight E-type

British luxury watch maker Bremont Watch Company reveals one of six unique wristwatches to be offered to customers of the six new Lightweight E-types to be built by Jaguar Heritage. These Bespoke chronometers will complement the six new Lightweight E-types being built by Jaguar Heritage to finalise original 1963 production run.

Drawing inspiration directly from the car, the 43mm watch features a black dial based on the look of a Lightweight RPM gauge and featuring a subtle ‘red zone’ quadrant. The chamfered hour and minute hands replicate the instrument’s tachometer needle, while the chassis number of the relevant car is printed at the six o’clock position.

The central band of the white gold case is made from aluminium saved during the construction of the new Lightweight body panels and will be anodised to match the colour of the car it is designed to complement. Other touches include a winding crown which is engraved with the pattern of the period-correct Dunlop racing tyres which will be fitted to the continuation Lightweights, and straps made from the same Connolly leather which is being used for the interior trim.

Bremont also debuts first proprietary self-winding movement, beautifully finished with a 50hr power reserve and fitted with ‘steering wheel’ rotor. Turning the watch over reveals a further reference to the car in the form of the automatic winding rotor – visible through a sapphire crystal case back – which takes the form of an exquisite miniaturisation of an alloy-spoked Lightweight steering wheel, complete with authentic wooden rim. The back of each watch also carries the engine number of the car it is paired with.

Jaguar first collaborated with the Henley-on-Thames based watch company during the launch of the cutting edge Jaguar C-X75 in 2010, for which Bremont developed a unique, analogue dashboard clock in keeping with the 778 horsepower hybrid supercar’s futuristic nature and 205 mph performance.

The two quintessentially British firms have now reinforced their partnership following the announcement earlier this year that Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations division would complete the Lightweight E-type project through its Jaguar heritage division.

The new cars are the ‘missing’ six vehicles from the ‘Special GT E-type’ project, which originally started in February 1963 with the objective of building 18 cars. Only 12 of the aluminium-bodied Lightweight E-types were eventually built and the remaining six designated chassis numbers having lain dormant, until now. The six new cars will carry those original, historic Lightweight E-type chassis numbers.

Each of the six cars will be built to the exact specification of the last Lightweight E-type produced in 1964 and will be hand-crafted at the original home of the E-type, Jaguar’s Browns Lane plant in Coventry, England. The cars will be sold as period competition vehicles and all will be suitable for FIA homologation for historic motorsport purposes.

A race winner in the hands of a variety of famous drivers during its short competitive career, the car has achieved worldwide fame and original examples are now valued in the many millions. In recreating the Lightweight E-type, Jaguar Heritage has been able to call on the superlative skills and experience of many talented engineers and technicians already working in a variety of departments within Jaguar.

The launch of this exclusive Lightweight E-Type watch marks the start of a long term relationship for Jaguar and Bremont. Future editions will be announced at a later date.

The Lightweight E-Type watch will make its public debut alongside the new Lightweight E-type at Pebble Beach Concours  D’Elegance 14 August 2014.

Technical details
Movement
BWC/01 Bremont proprietary, self-winding movement
33.4mm Automatic with 25 jewels
Glucydur balance
Nivarox CT balance spring and Nivaflex 1 mainspring
Highly efficient double reverser bi-directional winding  mechanism to achieve 28,800bph and 50+ hour power reserve.
Rotor:  Jaguar ‘Steering Wheel’ rotor

Case
43mm white gold Trip-Tick® case construction with aluminium centre ring made from material saved during Lightweight panel construction.
Case Back: Exhibition type with integrated domed crystal, secured with 4 polished headed screws.
Crystal: Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres

Dial
Black dial based on Lightweight rev counter and  marked with car chassis number.

Strap
Connolly leather, as used for Lightweight upholstery.

Bremont Wright Flyer Limited Edition

British luxury watch brand Bremont unveils the Limited edition Wright Flyer aviation watch incorporating original material from the 1903 Wright Flyer, plus its first in-house movement. As with previous Bremont Limited Editions, this timepiece incorporates a remarkable piece of history that is an original part of the first ever powered aircraft.

The 1903 Wright Flyer was built and designed by the Wright brothers themselves in Dayton, Ohio, USA. It’s the invention and aircraft that changed the way we live today.

Bremont announced the unveiling of the Limited Edition Bremont Wright Flyer on the 23rd July 2014 at the Science Museum in London. The new timepiece will feature some of the original fabric used on the 1903 Wright Flyer aircraft.

The Limited Edition Bremont Wright Flyer will be equipped with Bremont’s first ever in-house movement, the BWC/01, designed and developed in Britain. Many of its constituent parts have also been crafted at the company’s workshops in Henleyon- Thames. The 25 jewel, 33.4mm movement features a 50+ hour power reserve, Glucydur balance and a hairspring adjusted via a micro-metric screw. Utterly reliable and extremely robust, the BWC/01 is elegant and beautifully finished, with a central hour and minute hand and a running second hand at 9 o’clock.

This unique project was only made possible by the Wright family’s passion for Bremont’s aviation heritage.  Proceeds from the limited edition line will help to restore the Wright Family home in Dayton, Ohio to its former glory.

One cold December day way back in 1903, the Wright Flyer became the world’s first successful powered flying machine. It was the ground-breaking invention of two brothers from Dayton, Ohio. Wilbur and Orville Wright were not scientists. They did not even graduate from high school. And unlike other inventors of the period, they received no sponsorship to fund their endeavors. Yet through sheer perseverance and ingenuity, they became the first to master the principles of controlled flight. It was the catalyst for an incredible century of aviation development that continues into the 21st century. Their pioneering techniques and systems remaining a fundamental part of modern aircraft design to this very day. Iconic machines like the Spitfire, Concorde and even the Space Shuttle all owe a debt to the Wright Flyer, a humble biplane made of spruce and fabric. The Wright Brothers and their remarkable Wright Flyer truly made history – and continue to do so.

In designing and piloting the world’s first powered flying machine, Wilbur and Orville Wright became the first to turn mankind’s dreams into a reality. Their fascination for flight had begun in childhood and as adults they had watched as other pioneers tried, and failed, to master the skies.

Wilbur believed that a lack of proper control was their downfall and set out to solve the issue. He hit upon wingwarping, using control wires to twist the wings and turn the machine. The brothers then began testing glider designs, adding an elevator to control pitch and finally mastering yaw with a vertical rudder.

Their 1902 glider featured the very first three-axis control system, which remains an essential element of every modern aircraft. And with the addition of a small engine and two propellers, their remarkable 1903 Wright Flyer became the first machine to finally conquer the air.

The brothers made three more flights in the Wright Flyer, each one progressively longer and more controlled. On the fourth flight Wilbur covered 852 feet in 59 seconds, but after carrying the machine back to the launch site at Kitty Hawk, disaster struck. When the wind finally released the Flyer, the legendary biplane was damaged beyond repair. Its short but illustrious career was over.

By 1906 the brothers had developed their invention into a practical aircraft and were ready to sell the design. Preferring to work in secret, their achievements had largely been ignored by the press. So it took a full three years to silence the doubters and convince the world their claims were true. The desired sales contracts soon followed and by 1909 they had become world-famous American heroes, piloting Wright Flyer displays across the globe to an adoring public enamoured with all things aeronautical.

The Wright Company was formed in 1910 to manufacture their aircraft, yet only two years later Wilbur contracted typhoid and died aged just 45. Without his beloved brother, Orville lost his motivation and sold the company in 1915. He remained a key figure in aviation circles and by his death in 1948 had witnessed an incredible evolution in aircraft design, thanks in no small part to the remarkable work he and Wilbur had carried out.

When the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC credited the Langley Aerodrome, a 1903 machine that failed to fly, as the ‘first man-carrying aeroplane in the history of the world capable of sustained free flight’, Orville was furious. Naturally, he considered it an outrageous slight on the brothers’ legacy. In protest, he loaned their great American aeronautical achievement to the Science Museum in 1928 claiming that, “I regret more than anyone else that this course of action is necessary”. America’s loss was Great Britain’s gain and the 1903 Wright Flyer spent two decades exhibited in London.

During World War II, the Flyer was moved away from the Blitz to the safety of an underground vault far away from the city. Then, in 1942, the Smithsonian finally changed its stance and credited the Wright Flyer as history’s first powered, piloted aeroplane. Before returning the Flyer to the USA, the Science Museum created a replica to put on display. Orville did not live to see the Wright Flyer take pride of place in the Smithsonian. At the grand opening ceremony, the British Ambassador Sir Oliver Franks commented: “It is a little as if we had before us the original wheel”.

Following the incident at Kitty Hawk, the Flyer was crated up and stored in a Dayton basement. When the Miami River burst its banks in 1913, the basement flooded leaving the aircraft sat in mud and water for eleven days. In 1916 Orville repaired and restored it for a series of static displays, leaving only the outer wing panels covered in the original unbleached Pride of the West muslin, hand-stitched in place by Wilbur himself. A further restoration in 1925 replaced the entire fabric, yet when Orville passed away in 1948 his family discovered that he had kept large portions of the 1903 muslin.

Over time, small parts of that fabric have been donated to aeronautical friends and institutions. Its importance to aviation history was aptly recognised in 1969, when Neil Armstrong took man’s first steps on the moon carrying a piece in his spacesuit pocket. This precious wing fabric is incorporated into the center of each Bremont Wright Flyer rotor.

Technical details
Model: Bremont Wright Flyer Limited edition
Stainless Steel, Limited to 300 pieces
Rose Gold, Limited to 100 pieces
White Gold, Limited to 50 pieces

Movement
Bremont BWC/01 33.4mm Automatic with 25 jewels, Glucydur balance, Nivarox CT balance spring and Nivaflex 1 mainspring. Highly efficient double reverser bi-directional winding mechanism to achieve 28,800bph and 50+ hour power reserve. The BWC/01 is elegant and beautifully finished with many of its constituent parts being crafted at Bremont’s workshops in Henley-on-Thames.

Rotor: Each Bremont Wright Flyer Limited Edition rotor will feature some of the original muslin material used to cover the 1903 Wright Flyer aircraft. The muslin will be layered between the period decorated rotor plate and a sapphire crystal window.

Case
Available in polished stainless steel, rose gold or white gold
All versions feature Bremont’s Trip-Tick® case construction with integrated decoration ring
43mm case diameter with standard 22mm lug width and a case thickness of 14mm including the crystal
Case Back: Exhibition type with integrated domed crystal, secured with 4 polished headed screws. Engraved markings with specific limited edition serial number.
Crystal: Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres

Dial
Metal dial with black or white base colour, decorated with period numerals and Wright Flyer date specific ‘1903’ sub-dial
Bespoke Bremont SuperLumiNova® luminous coating.
HANDS: Central hour and minute hand with a running seconds hand at 9 o’clock

Strap
Alligator strap with pin buckle to complement case material

Bremont MBIII (Martin-Baker Collection)

The award winning British watch brand Bremont introduces their latest timepiece MBIII in association with Martin-Baker, the British aviation company which is responsible for supplying 70% of the world’s air-forces with fighter ejection seat technology.

In 2007, Martin-Baker approached Bremont to create a definitive aviation watch which could withstand the same rigorous testing programme as the ejector seats themselves. Two years later, the Bremont MB range (MBI & MBII) was born. The limited edition Bremont MBI was solely for pilots who had ejected from an aircraft using a Martin-Baker seat. This rather select group includes US congressmen and senators, CEOs of leading FTSE and Dow companies, and the chiefs of six air forces around the world. While the MBI is reserved for the few, the MBII is available to all and has become a Bremont best seller. Its unique case design, distinct coloured barrel, and ground-breaking technical features made it an instant favourite among aviators in the military and civilian worlds alike.

Now Bremont expands its Martin-Baker range with the eagerly anticipated MBIII model.The introduction of a new GMT movement able to simultaneously keep the time in two time zones takes this heritage one step further. Yet the MBIII very much retains the classic DNA that has made the MB a must-have for any serious collector. It has been put through the same intensive, extensive testing schedule that includes shock, vibration, temperature extremes, and salt-fog tests:

  • ACDT – Aircraft Carrier Deck Test: Simulates the level of salt fog and humidity that an aircraft carrier deck would endure during a 6 month tour.
  • AT – Altitude Test: The watch is taken up to 100,000 feet for 60 minutes before being rapidly brought down again.
  • ETD – Extreme Temperature Endurance: The watch is held for one day in temperatures as low as -40° C, and then up to +40° C for a further 24 hours.
  • Vibration: Shakes and vibrates the watch on the wrist of a test dummy to simulate a 30 year life of a helicopter.
  • Ejection Tests: Live ejection launches put the watch under extreme g loads and forces.
 

Along with the Terra Nova this is the first time that Bremont has introduced a non-chronograph GMT movement into any of its watches and to further differentiate it from the MBII is introducing a bronze aluminium barrel as an option to the watch (in addition to anthracite and the iconic orange). The bronze was specifically inspired by a number of military watches Bremont has done in the past based on the anti-reflective coating used on their cockpit canopies.

As with the original MB watches, in terms of design the MBIII is very much inspired by the MB ejection seats themselves, featuring characteristics such as the knurled effect on the barrel matching components on the seat and the yellow and black loop at the end of the second hand which is a direct reference to the ejection pull handle.

Technical details
Model: MB III
C.O.S.C chronometer tested and certified.

Movement
Modified calibre 13 1/4” BE-93-2AE automatic chronometer, 21 jewels, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 42-hour power reserve, Bremont moulded and skeletonised decorated rotor.

Functions
Hour/minute/second, date at 3H, 24H GMT hand.

Case
Hardened stainless steel Trip-Tick® construction with case barrel in various colours
Inner soft iron anti-magnetic Faraday cage to protect movement
Protective patented anti-shock movement mount
Patented inner bi-directional Roto-Click® bezel operated by crown at 4H
Case diameter 43mm, lug width 22mm
Case Back: Stainless steel decorated case back with 6 stainless steel screws with polished heads
Crystal: Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres

Dial
Black metal dial with SuperLumiNova® coated hands and numerals.

Strap
Embossed calf-skin leather strap with pin buckle and NATO military nylon strap

BREMONT – BOEING Watch Collection: The Bremont Boeing Model 1 & the Bremont Boeing Model 247

Bremont Watch Company has recently announced the introduction of the new watch collection created in association with Boeing, the world’s leading aerospace company. Unveiled at Basel 2014, this collection comprises two new models: the Bremont Boeing Model 1 and the Bremont Boeing Model 247.

The new line is the result of extensive access to the aerospace company’s material and manufacturing technology at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in Sheffield, UK, as well as to its historical and archival materials. The watches will exclusively use Boeing aeroplane materials that have never before been incorporated in watch manufacture.

Bremont Boeing Model 1
Named after the first aircraft built by Boeing, known as the B&W, the Bremont Boeing Model 1 is a unique timepiece that reflects Boeing’s extensive experience in advanced material research. One version is manufactured from Custom 465® Stainless Steel. This double vacuum-melted, age hardenable alloy was developed for the aerospace industry for superior strength, hardness and corrosion resistance.

A second version uses Boeing aviation-grade Ti-64 titanium for the case. Both feature the unique Bremont Trip-Tick case construction with integrated crown guard. Their beautifully decorated BE-36AE movements are suspended in Boeing blue decorated steel and rubber anti-shock mounts exposed for all to see through the crystal case backs.

Bremont Boeing Model 247
The Bremont Boeing Model 247 represents the debut chronograph in the collaboration, named after the first Boeing twin-engine commercial aircraft. The two ‘twin-like’ subdials tastefully reflect this inspiration.

Like the Bremont Boeing Model 1, two versions are available: the first is built from exceptionally tough Custom 465® Stainless Steel, while the second has been manufactured from Boeing aviation-grade titanium.

The hardened case incorporates screw down crowns and chrono pushers, together with an exhibition sapphire crystal case back.

All Bremont Boeing cases will be made in-house in the UK. The hardness of the Custom 465® Stainless Steel makes it particularly demanding to machine precision parts. In conjunction with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, Bremont has developed new machining techniques to meet the challenge.

MODEL 1, C.O.S.C chronometer tested and certified.

Movement
Modified calibre 13 1/4” BE-36AE automatic chronometer, 25 jewels, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 38-hour power reserve, Bremont Boeing moulded and skeletonised decorated rotor.

Functions

Hour/minute/second, date at 4.5H.

Case
Custom 465® Stainless Steel or Boeing aviation grade Ti-64 titanium Trip-Tick® construction with bi-directional rotating bezel with SuperLumiNova® and crown guard. Protective anti-shock decorated movement mount. Case diameter 43mm, lug width 22mm.
Case Back: Custom 465® Stainless Steel or Boeing aviation grade Ti-64 titanium exhibition case back
Crystal: Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres

Dial
Metal dial with SuperLumiNova® coated hands and  numerals. 2 colour variations.

Strap
Seattle Hybrid (leather-polymer composite) strap and NATO military Bremont Boeing nylon strap.

Model 247 , C.O.S.C chronometer tested and certified.

Movement
Modified calibre 13 1/4” BE-50AE automatic chronometer, 28 jewels, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 42-hour power reserve, Bremont Boeing moulded and skeletonised decorated rotor.

Functions
Hour/minute/second, date at 4.5H, chronograph small counters with seconds and 30 minutes.

Case
Custom 465® Stainless Steel or Boeing aviation grade Ti-64 titanium Trip-Tick® construction with scratch resistant DLC treated case barrel. Case diameter 43mm, lug width 22mm.
Case Back: Custom 465® Stainless Steel or Boeing aviation grade Ti-64 titanium exhibition case back.
Crystal: Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres

Dial
Metal dial with SuperLumiNova® coated hands and numerals. 2 colour variations.

Strap
Seattle Hybrid (leather-polymer composite) strap and NATO military Bremont Boeing nylon strap

BREMONT – Terra Nova Limited Edition

Bremont Terra Nova is designed to survive extreme depths and most tough conditions. Recently, this timepiece which is based on Supermarine model has accompanied the British polar explorer Ben Saunders on his highly successful Antarctic expedition.

In early 2014, Ben Saunders and his team mate Tarka L’Herpiniere rewrote history with their world record-breaking Antarctic expedition. One of the most ambitious polar expeditions in a century, it marked the first time Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated Terra Nova expedition had ever been completed. For four months, the pair trekked 1,795 miles across Antarctica’s inhospitable landscape on a return journey from Scott’s Terra Nova Hut on the north shore of Ross Island to the South Pole. In doing so, they also set the world record for the longest polar journey on foot. Walking an average of 17 miles daily in temperatures as low as -46°C, they hauled their own supplies by sled – a weight of almost 200kg. The Scott Expedition has undoubtedly pushed the limits of physical and mental fortitude, resetting the bar for polar expeditions of the future.

On the outside of their polar jackets the two polar explorers wore their new Bremont Terra Nova chronometers. The watches were to become an essential tool in their navigation. Far too cold for any type of battery operated device, the light titanium Supermarine with GMT functionality and specially oiled mechanical movement became indispensable. Using the chronometer to measure longitude, the watch could also be used to point to the South Pole using the GMT watch hand and the sun.

Seeing a clear alignment between a unique British expedition and a British watch company that was keen to break boundaries in terms of design and durability, Ben has been working with Bremont since 2010 and particularly in the run up to his Scott’s expedition. The Limited Edition Terra Nova was the result of numerous collaborative meetings during which Ben stressed one crucial element from his vast experience, a personal fixation of any polar explorer: the weight. The result is an incredibly lightweight custom mechanical watch with no compromise on performance whatsoever.

Manufactured from aircraft-grade titanium to reduce weight and increase strength, the watch is also water resistant up to 500m. The mechanical movement incorporates a special vibration mount with the ability to protect against extreme shocks and also serve as a thermal insulator. The mechanical automatic movement was also tested to -40°C to ensure it could withstand such extreme temperatures: quartz counterparts would simply stop functioning at this level.

About Captain Scott
Iconic British explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott led the first British team to reach the South Pole on 17th January 1912. He died along with the last of his team, Dr Edward Wilson and Lieutenant Henry (“Birdie”) Bowers, on 29th March 1912 on the return journey of the fateful Terra Nova expedition. They had covered almost 1,600 miles – a feat unsurpassed in over 100 years, until now.

About Ben Saunders
Ben Saunders is a pioneering polar explorer. He has recently broken the record for the longest polar journey on foot in history (by almost 400 miles) and is one of only three people in history to have skied solo to the North Pole. At the age of 26, Ben was the youngest to complete this by more than ten years, in conditions NASA called “the worst since records began”. Ben spent four months walking and climbing in the Nepalese Himalayas aged 19, going on to work as an instructor at the John Ridgway School of Adventure in the Scottish Highlands, once billed as “the UK’s toughest management training school”. Ben has raced mountain bikes on and off-road at national level. He has run seven marathons and three ultra-marathons, including an attempt at the inaugural 250-mile Thames Ring Ultra in summer 2009. He is an Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust, a Patron of the British Exploring Society, an honorary member of the Cordon Rouge Club, a Global Ambassador for Land Rover, an ambassador for Intel, a Fellow of the British American Project, and supports the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the Orchid Cancer Appeal.

Technical details
Movement
Modified calibre 13 1/4” BE-93-2AE automatic chronometer, 21 jewels, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 42-hour power reserve, Bremont moulded and skeletonised decorated rotor.

Functions
Hour/minute/second, date at 3H
24H GMT hand

Case
Satin and polished titanium with bi-directional rotating bezel with SuperLumiNova®
Inner soft iron antimagnetic Faraday cage and protective patented antishock movement mount
Automatic helium escape valve and crown protector
Case diameter 43mm, lug width 22mm
Case back: Titanium screw-in and Terra Nova decorated case back
Crystal: Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.
Water resistant to 50 ATM, 500 metres

Dial
Metal dial with SuperLumiNova® coated hands and numerals

Ratings
C.O.S.C chronometer tested and certified

Strap
Integrated rubber strap with pin buckle
Also available with titanium bracelet

Limited edition
Limited to 300 pieces

Bremont ALT1-C Rose Gold Classic Chronograph

British luxury watch brand Bremont unveils a new classically designed timepiece, the ALT1-C Rose Gold, Classic Chronograph. Whilst the style is based on the classic ALT1-C collection, the design inspiration hails from the Victory Limited Edition watch which Bremont released in 2012 in collaboration with The Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth.

The ALT1-C Rose Gold is Bremont’s first non-limited edition 43mm gold watch that will form part of the core collection but will only be produced in very limited numbers each year with less than 65 being made in 2013.

As with the original ALT1-C range, this watch will be COSC rated and manufactured at Bremont’s watch making facility in Henley-On-Thames, England, where all of Bremont’s watches are now being made by the companies dedicated team of watch makers. The ALT1-C Rose Gold will be launched in November 2013 and retail at £13,950 / $18,250.

Technical details
Model: ALT1-C Rose Gold
C.O.S.C chronometer tested and certified

Movement
Calibre 13 1/4” BE-50AE automatic, 28 jewels,
Glucydur balance
Anachron balance spring
Nivaflex 1 mainspring
28,800bph,
42 hour power reserve
Bremont moulded and decorated rotor

Functions
Hour/minute/second, date at 6H, chronograph small counters with seconds and 30 minutes

Case, dial & strap
Case: 18 carat Rose Gold 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: 18 carat Rose Gold with integrated flat crystal.
Dial: Etched metal dial with off-white ground colours and treated steel hands.
Crystal: Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.
Water resistance: 10 ATM, 100 metres.
Strap: Embossed leather with 18 carat Rose Gold pin buckle

BREMONT CODEBREAKER

British watch brand BREMONT, in association with Bletchley Park Trust will create the limited edition Codebreaker, timepiece that will be incorporating historical artifacts from Bletchley Park. The watch is unlike any other watch ever created and in addition a percentage of the proceeds will be used towards the ongoing restoration of Bletchley Park.

Bletchley Park played an extremely important role in British history. During WWII it was converted into a code breaking factory and became the site of the United Kingdom’s main decryption establishment, the Government Code and Cipher School (GC&CS,) where ciphers and codes were decrypted most famously the ciphers generated by the German Enigma and Lorenz machines.

By inventing and using ingenious machines and novel manual techniques to crack German ciphers, the 9,000 scientists, mathematicians and other crucial supporting staff are said to have helped shorten the war by at least two years and saved countless lives. Inspired by a classic 40’s officer’s watch, the Codebreaker will be made with a beautiful and unique Flyback chronograph GMT automatic movement and will in corporate some relevant Historical artifacts from Bletchley Park; pine from the iconic Hut6 (the centre of the operations to decrypt the German Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe Engima ciphers) and paper from one of the few remaining punch cards (used to analyse the vast amount of coded data created from the daily Enigma communications.) Part of the rotor of the watch will be made from the wheel of an original Enigma machine. 240 steel Code breaker watches will be created and 50 rose gold watches.

Both Giles and nick were inspired by the Bombe machine and the rotor balance is based on the Bombe’s drums. Each watch will have its limited edition number embedded into the case barrel, which will be made of Bakelite as per the original Bombe machine. Hut 6 is part of the current restoration programe and fragments of its floor boards, on which code breaking giants, such as Alan Turing and Gordon Welchman walked, have been incorporated into the watch crown.

For decades, the World War Two Code breaking centre at Bletchley Park was one of the UK’s most closely guarded secrets. Today, it’s an emotional place to visit and reflect on the achievements of those who worked there. Their outstanding feats of intellect, coupled with breakthrough engineering and dogged determination, were crucial to the Allied victory and in parallel, helped kick start the computing age.

Bremont ALT1-B2 (GMT) Chronograph

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.

Technical details
Movement
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

Functions
Hour and Minute, Second counter at 9H, date at 3H Chronograph with Seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours, 24H UTC hand

Case
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

Dial
Black metal dial with Super LumiNova® coated hands and numerals

Ratings
C.O.S.C chronometer tested. Certificate available upon registration

Strap/Bracelet
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

Bremont SOLO Collection (New Models)

This year, British luxury watch brand Bremont welcomes new models to their increasingly popular SOLO collection, launched in 2011. Inspired by pilot’s watches from the 1940’s, the classically designed SOLO Is a beautiful chronometer housed in the classic Bremont 43mm Trip Tick three piece case and powered by the modified BE-36AE movement.

Each case is also hardened in the UK to over 2000 Vickers making it over seven times more scratch resistant than normal watch grade steel, making the SOLO an obvious choice for anyone interested in the allure of mechanical watches, especially when one considers its technical specifications. This month the white dial SOLO will be available in stores presenting a new addition to the 43mm SOLO collection.

As with the original black dial releases, this is a beautifully classic design with subtle attention to detail. Extending the range further is the launch of the SOLO-37. This model still showcases all of the conventional Bremont principles but is housed in a 37mm case.

Smaller than anything Bremont has previously produced this mechanical chronometer appeals to those who wish to wear something slightly lighter on the wrist. And with various finishes to the case available the SOLO-37 may have particular appeal to women.

The SOLO-37 is available with a white-dial in a stainless steel or 18-carat rose gold top bezel. It also comes with the choice of applied silver or rose gold coloured indexes. Bremont will also be releasing a black dial 37mm with white indexes.

All watches in the SOLO collection are housed in Bremont’s Trip Trick® case, with domed sapphire crystal which has nine layers of hardened anti-reflective coating on each side, water-resistant to 100m and each watch in the SOLO collection has an exhibition case back.