Bremont 2018 Novelties Collection

Bremont 2018 Novelties

About 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 revitalizing 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.

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Airco

Airco Mach 1
AIRCO MACH 1/WH
Airco Mach 1
AIRCO MACH 1/WH/BR
 

Mach 1 Technical Specifications

MOVEMENT
Modified calibre 11 1⁄2’’’ 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.

DIAL
Opalin matte metal dial with integrated dial ring and Super-LumiNova® coated numerals and markers. Nickel satin hands with Super-LumiNova®.

CRYSTAL
Double curved anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.

WATER RESISTANCE
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 meters.

RATINGS
C.O.S.C chronometer tested.

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.

Airco Mach 2
AIRCO MACH 2/WH
Airco Mach 2
AIRCO MACH 2/WH/BR
 

Mach 2 Technical Specifications

MOVEMENT
Modified calibre 11 1⁄2’’’ 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 6H.

CASE
Hardened polished 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
Polished stainless steel with integrated flat crystal, 4 stainless steel screws with polished heads.

DIAL
Opalin matte metal dial with integrated dial ring and applied numerals. Nickel satin hands with Super-LumiNova®.

CRYSTAL
Double curved anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.

WATER RESISTANCE
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 meters.

RATINGS
C.O.S.C chronometer tested.

STRAP
20mm leather strap or stainless steel bracelet.

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

Bremont Airco Mock 3 strap
AIRCO MACH 3/BL
Bremont Airco Mock 3
AIRCO MACH 3/BR

Mach 3 Technical Specifications

MOVEMENT
Modified calibre 11 1⁄2’’’ 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 6H.

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.

DIAL
Opalin matte metal dial with integrated dial ring and Super-LumiNova® coated markers. Nickel satin hands with Super-LumiNova®.

CRYSTAL
Double curved anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.

WATER RESISTANCE
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 meters.

RATINGS
C.O.S.C chronometer tested.

STRAP
20mm Nubuck strap or stainless steel bracelet.

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

Bremont celebrates the history of military aviation with the new additions to classic Airco collection!

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 signaled 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.

Bremont Co-Founder, Giles English; “Nick and I have always loved our blue dialed watches which have proved rather popular within other ranges over the years. This particular Pantone not only looks handsome on the dial but we love the subtle nod to 100 years of British military aviation which is at the heart of what inspired the AIRCO line. These timepieces are designed to be understated classics that can really stand the test of time.”

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. This was a design, inspired by what would have been more of an officer’s dress watch, that very much responded to a demand for a smarter model that could easily fit under the cuff.

Bremont Co-Founder, Nick English; “Having focused on 43mm watches for many years, the introduction of the AIRCO range last year was really the first deviation from this in terms of the men’s range. We felt it was important to diversify the Bremont offering, adding something a little more compact. Both Giles and I have been surprised by how different it feels on by comparison with the 43mm cases, it’s certainly a very comfortable everyday watch. We’ve been encouraged to see how well the watch has been received since launch, appealing perhaps to a slightly different demographic.”

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.

Available May 2018

ALT1-C

ALT1-C Blue strap
ALT1-C/BL
ALT1-C Brown strap
ALT1-C/WH-BK
 

ALT1-C Technical Specifications

MOVEMENT
Modified Calibre 13 1⁄4’’’ BE-50AE automatic, 25 jewels, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800bph, 42 hour power reserve. Bremont molded and decorated rotor.

FUNCTIONS
Hour/Minutes, small seconds counter at 9H. Date at 6H. Chronograph center 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.

CASE BACK
Stainless steel with integrated flat crystal, 5 stainless steel screws with polished heads.

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

CRYSTAL
Double anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.

WATER RESISTANCE
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 meters.

RATINGS
C.O.S.C chronometer tested.

STRAP
22mm vintage leather strap, Nubuck strap, or stainless steel bracelet.

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

Bremont redevelops an icon: Introducing new designs to the original ALT1-C Range!

 

Not only was the original ALT1-C the first Bremont ever designed, but it has become an iconic part of the Bremont line-up and has been a bestseller for the brand since launch back in 2007. 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.

Bremont Co-Founder, Giles English; “The ALT1-C is a watch very close to our hearts. Nick and I spent far longer designing this watch than any other as it was to define the brand aesthetic back in the early days. Despite its success we felt it was time to breathe some new life into the range, perhaps broadening its appeal further with a slightly refined dial design and offering some different colour options. We feel these new models retain the core values of the collection but offer something fresh. The new panda dial has a more vintage feel to it whilst the allure of the RAF blue makes the ALT1-C/BL a rather special aviation timepiece.”

Available May 2018

Endurance

Bremont Endurance
Endurance
Bremont Endurance
Endurance/BR

Endurance Technical Specifications

MOVEMENT
Modified calibre 11 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 compass bezel with Super-LumiNova®. Protective patented anti- shock movement mount. Automatic helium escape valve and crown protector. Case diameter 43mm, lug width 22mm.

CASE BACK
Titanium case back with integrated flat crystal.

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

CRYSTAL
Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.

WATER RESISTANCE
Water resistant to 50 ATM, 500 metres.

RATINGS
C.O.S.C chronometer tested.

STRAP
22mm orange NATO strap or titanium bracelet. Additional rubber Temple Island strap.

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

New Limited Edition Bremont Endurance: Tested beyond endurance on trans-antarctic solo expedition

Bremont watches are designed to be fit-for-purpose in the most severe places on earth, they are designed to be Tested Beyond Endurance. To have the opportunity to work with record-breaking polar explorer Ben Saunders on the testing and development of a new Limited Edition watch for his latest Trans-Antarctic Solo Expedition was a natural progression further to the success of the purpose-built Terra Nova back in 2014. Whilst the Terra Nova was designed to accompany Ben on what was set to be the longest human-powered polar journey in history, an incredible 1,800 mile trip, the new Bremont Endurance set out with Ben in November 2017 to make the first solo and unsupported crossing of Antarctica. This west-to-east traverse from Berkner Island to the Ross Ice Shelf via the South Pole and the Shackleton Glacier was planned by Ben’s close friend Lt Col Henry Worsley, who nearly completed the expedition before falling ill and passing away in hospital in Chile in January 2016.

Named in honour of Shackleton’s most famous expedition – one which saw him rescue his entire crew after his ship ‘Endurance’ was crushed in the sea ice – the route of which Ben was retracing solo, the name is of course also a nod to the company maxim of being ‘Tested Beyond Endurance’. Shackleton getting his men back alive is one of the greatest stories of human endeavour and leadership, qualities Ben has certainly demonstrated over his twelve expeditions in the polar regions, having covered more than 7,000km north of the Arctic circle and South of the Antarctic circle since 2001. Naturally, the timepiece had to be able to withstand the extreme climate conditions of the Antarctic continent, being worn on the outside of Ben’s jacket to serve as a crucial navigational device with its GMT hand. The black dial together with its robust bi-directional rotating sapphire bezel features orange compass heading markers, complementing the North indicator on the GMT hand, all designed for ease of navigation and clarity against the stark white of Antarctica.

Having already tried and tested the Terra Nova walking 1,800 miles across Antarctica, to the South Pole and back, Saunders was keen to be involved in as much of the design process as possible, insisting on titanium again for its obvious lightweight advantages. Knowing the level of micro engineering that goes into these mechanical machines and how beautifully finished the Bremont movements are, Ben also felt strongly that the Endurance should have an exhibition case back. To that end Bremont designed a new back, one which was robust enough to enable the watch to still reach depths of 500m and still be able to function in the rigorous climate conditions of the Antarctic plateau. The development for the thicker case back came from a military project, drawing on the experience gained from the brand’s links and work in this area. Only being made in a limited run of 300 pieces, the Endurance features new contemporary styling on the applied indexes and comes on an orange nato strap.

Bremont Co-Founder, Giles English; “As a business we are incredibly proud of Ben, he has an unrivalled list of polar achievements and we’re privileged to have him testing new watches for us out in the field. This is what we built the business on and is very much at the core of what we’re about as a brand. We actually had 3 adventurers all on Antarctica independently at the end of 2017 and to have had them all sporting Bremont is an honour; we’re thrilled to be the polar explorers watch of choice.”

 

 

S500 & S501

Bremont S500 Blue
S500/BL/2018
S500/BK/BR/2018
Bremont S501
S501/BK
 

S500 Technical Overview

MOVEMENT
Modified calibre 11 1⁄2’’’ 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.

CASE BACK
Stainless steel screw-in and decorated case back.

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

CRYSTAL
Double anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.

WATER RESISTANCE
Water resistant to 50 ATM, 500 meters.

RATINGS
C.O.S.C chronometer tested.

STRAP
22mm integrated rubber or stainless steel bracelet.

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

S501 Technical Overview

MOVEMENT
Modified calibre 11 1⁄2’’’ 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. 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.

CASE BACK
Stainless steel exhibition case back.

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

CRYSTAL
Double anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.

WATER RESISTANCE
Water resistant to 50 ATM, 500 meters.

RATINGS
C.O.S.C chronometer tested.

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.

Bremont revisits an old classic: New diving models added to S500 line

The first diving watch Bremont ever produced was the 43mm Supermarine 500 which was introduced back in 2009. Co-Founders Nick and Giles English had wanted to build a robust but beautifully engineered diving watch that was very practical in design, but also tied into the brand’s strong aviation heritage. The watch had to also hold its own against any other mechanical professional diving watch in terms of engineering, design and price point. The range was named as a tribute to the brothers’ love of the iconic British aircraft manufacturer responsible for the Supermarine S6B Schneider Trophy Seaplane and of course the incredible Supermarine Spitfire.

One new entrant to the range is the Supermarine S501 which has drawn direct inspiration from the S301 released in 2017. The more vintage feel was a big differentiator within this series and has proved incredibly popular since its launch. Translating some of those design cues into the slightly bigger size was a natural development. Once again, the black dial is accented by colored 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, something that has become somewhat of a trademark of this range, and subtly highlighting the connection between sea and air.

S501 Available June 2018
S500 Available July 2018

U-2/51-JET

Bremont U-2/51JET
U-2/51-JET

U-2/51-JET Technical Specifications

MOVEMENT
Modified calibre 11 1⁄2’’’ 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.

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

CRYSTAL
Double anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.

WATER RESISTANCE
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 meters.

RATINGS
C.O.S.C chronometer tested.

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 reveals a darker side with the introduction of the ‘U-2/51-JET’

 

Based on the design of the U-2 range which was originally developed for and inspired by a select number of elite military squadrons, 2018 sees the launch of the Bremont U-2/51-JET. 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’. Turning the watch over reveals an exhibition case back showing the beautiful automatic movement through tinted black smoked glass.

Nick English, Bremont Co-Founder; “Our military projects continue to be an amazing test bed for new design features and the work we did for the Hawk T1 Fighter Squadron is a prime example of this. The jet black that is synonymous with them was a key focus to translate into the watch design; to that end we developed a new type of anodization which helped us achieve a much deeper black on the aluminum barrel. If you compare this to the U-2 DLC for instance you can really see the difference. The color contrast between the jet black, vintage lume and blue hands makes for arguably our stealthiest watch to date.”

By changing the radiuses on the traditional U-2 case, the U-2/51-JET is tougher and more hard wearing than ever. The extensive testing history behind this range and its proven military credibility, having been put through its paces on missions flying at 80,000 ft for over 12-hour stints and tested to temperatures as low as -50 degrees, makes this an incredibly durable pilot’s watch. Equally this timepiece incorporates some advanced technology including Bremont’s renowned antishock rubberized movement mount, designed to withstand the MB ejection seat program and Roto-Click® technology on the bidirectional rotating inner bezel which measures 60 minutes.

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