Friday, January 13, 2012
Pre Basel: Bremont World Timer (ALT1-WT)
Bremont was commissioned to produce a unique global timer chronometer for the military C-17 Globemaster crew around the world in 2010 and it’s been acknowledged as one of the more intricate and complicated military watches of its kind.
Design features of the Bremont C-17 include the etched globe on the dial and a Roto-Click bezel that enables the user to work out the global time zones using the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) airfield identifiers.
Each identifier represents a C-17 landing location in all 24 time zones. The watch itself can show UTC or 'Zulu' time through its adjustable 24-hour hand.
Now the ‘Globemaster’ watch has been released as the Bremont World Timer (ALT1-WT) as the first global timer watch for use by pilots, travellers and Bremont fans the world over.
The new Trip-Tick case with Roto-click bezel and the highly finished dial has been precisely over-engineered to Bremont’s exacting standards.
The steel case has a hardness and scratch resistance of 2000 Vickers.
The internal bezel, which is operated by the crown at 8 o'clock, uses a mechanism developed by Bremont that allows the user to turn the bezel with a satisfying 'click' for each minute turned.
The Bremont World Timer will be available in three dial variations, Blue, Black and White. The watch will be priced at US$5695.
The date window takes its inspiration from the Globemaster’s Head Up Display (HUD).
The sapphire crystal covering the dial has nine layers of anti-reflective treatment thus reducing light reflections on the crystal face by up to 95%.
This treatment also makes the watch as scratch resistant as the sapphire crystal to which it has been applied.
The (COSC) certified BE-54AE movement, a base ETA movement, was finely modified and finished at Bremont's ateliers in the UK and Switzerland, and once wound, will use the movement of the wearer to keep its mainspring fully wound.
The movement can be seen through a sapphire exhibition crystal case back. The watch comes complete with a leather travel wallet, hand-made in England.
There’s also a strap changing tool and an extra NATO military nylon strap along with the watch's COSC certification.
Bremont is a British luxury watch brand co-founded by brothers Nick and Giles English in 2002. In 2008 Bremont was made the “Best British Emerging Luxury Brand‟ by Walpole, and last year won “Watch Brand of 2011‟ at the UK Jewellery Awards. The brand remains true to its original principles of durability, legibility and precision.
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 decorated skeletised rotor
Hour/minute/second, date at 3H, chronograph small counters with seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours, 24 hour UTC hand and World Time Zone function
Hardened stainless steel Bremont Trip-Tick® construction with scratch resistant PVD treated case barrel. Case diameter 43.00mm, lug width 22.00mm, case thickness 16.00mm
Stainless steel with integrated flat crystal, 5 stainless steel screws with polished heads
Internally rotating bi-directional bezel with global time zones operated by crown at 8H with Bremont Roto-Click® technology
Metal dial with various ground colours. Coated nickel hands withSuperLumiNova® C1 luminous coating
Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres