Blue Is For Bremont With the ALT1-P Watch
In addition to the new watches I share with you (constantly), I like to always give you thoughts on existing models that I get to check out that move me. I recently was visiting with Bremont and had the fortune of testing out their lovely metallic blue dialed ALT1-P watch. Even the image here doesn't do the blue hue justice. Take my word that this is a great dial tone, that looks sexy, but doesn't inhibit function at all. If you prefer, there is a black dialed version available as well.
The rugged case construction include a middle section in black PVD. Features like this separate Bremont pieces from other function themed timepiece out there. The case is in steel and 43mm wide, with a AR coated sapphire crystal, and sapphire crystal caseback with a view into the decorated movement. Bremont uses a base Swiss automatic, probably an ETA 2894 in this instance. The movement has been COSC Chronometer certified for accuracy.
Bremont rates the ALT1-P watch at 100 meters water resistant. If you do not know the brand, then you won't be aware of their reputation for really rock-solid timepieces. The dial design of the watch is so easy to read it transcends from ordinary to almost legendary. A few design mistakes wold have made the dial less than special. Bremont plays between the thin line of cluttered and useful quite well. The hands and hour markers are all covered in SuperLumiNova luminant. The crown on the left side of the case is used for rotating the inner timing bezel. Often used for diving, this is a more aviation themed piece.
Just look at that great blue leather strap. How cool is that combined with the dial? The images in the gallery below display my point really well. Price for the Bremont ALT1-P is about $5,000.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.
Gallery: Bremont ALT1-P watch