Bremont is a new British watch company that creates manly tough watches. Nick and Giles English are behind the company which makes watches using Swiss components and hand-assembled by watchmakers in an atelier in Biel-Bienne. The English brothers are professional aviators and the company is named after Antoine Bremont, a former WWII pilot the brothers met who was also obsessed with watches. The watches use stainless steel cases made to a hardness of 2000 Vickers ( nine times as durable as an average steel watch case). They have sapphire crystals and COSC-certified chronometers. The initial watches include three chronograph models and two 'three-hander' models, the BS-S1 and BS-F1. Each model has been tested out by professional adventurers such as Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman (remember their motorcyle show), mountaineer Bear Grylls, round-the-world yachtsman Mike Golding, Everest climber Jake Meyer and naturally Nick and Giles English and pilots of the elite US Navy Test Pilot School. 1,000 of each watch will be produced each year and all watches will be offered with a wooden box, spare strap, strap changiing tool and Chronometer certificate. The ALT1-C model will be out in June and has BE-50AE (base ETA) self-winding movement inside a 43mm diameter case. It sells for £2,950. The ALT1-P and ALT1-Z are after the jump and sell for £2,650 and £2,750.
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The ALT1-P with the BE-53AE (base ETA) movement has SuperLumiNova C3 hands and dial markings, internal rotating bezel and three-subdials, and self-winding chronograph movement. Water-resistant to 100 ATM. It sells for GBP £2,650.
The ALT1-Z uses the automatic BE-54AE movement (base ETA) and is a a UTC (universal time co-ordinated) self-winding wristwatch with dual time-zone display, a three-subdial chronograph, luminous markings and an internal, rotating bezel. Like all watches in the range, the ALT1-Z is water-resistant to 100 ATM. It sells for £2,750.