Today we are featuring the Bremont ALT1-C PW. This Bremont timepiece carries an aesthetic that is seen quite often in aviation inspired watchmaking. Bremont has, in the recent past, been creating many aviation inspired watches like the Wright Flyer, which we reviewed on this site last year. As a chronograph, the ALT1-C PW carries a Bicompax dial layout, which I find to be very easy on the eyes and legible at the same time.
The dial is white and it uses black applied Arabic numeral hour markers, and black steel feuille shaped hands. These elements contrast nicely against the dial for exceptional readability. At the 9 position is the continuous seconds counter, while at the 3 is the chrono-minutes register. The chronograph seconds are indicated using a central hand. At 6 o’clock is the date aperture just above the word ‘London’. The rehaut is characterized by a railroad minute track devoid of numerical markings. Over the dial is a domed scratch resistant sapphire crystal that has been glare proofed.
The stainless steel case is made Bremont’s TripTick® case construction. The case is polished and carries a DLC treated case barrel, which can resist minor scratches. The case measures in at 43mm for the case diameter, and 16mm for the thickness. Attached to the case is a black alligator leather strap, secured using a pin buckle made from stainless steel. The caseback is exhibition styled employing a flat sapphire crystal so that the movement can be viewed. This model from Bremont is water resistant to 100 meters (10 ATM).
Running this watch is the BE-50AE, which is a modified Valjoux 7750-SO BI AC movement. This self-winding mechanical masterpiece is chronometer certified by the COSC, which guarantees a daily variance of just -4/+6 seconds. The power reserve stands at 42 hours. The movement also features an Anachron balance spring, and a Glucydur balance wheel. The rotor is openworked for a truly sophisticated look.
TAGS: Automatic Watches, Bremont, Chronographs, Date, Exhibition Case Back, Leather, Mechanical Watches, Men's Watches, Power Reserve, Sapphire Crystal, Selfwinding Watches, Stainless Steel, Swiss Made, Water Resistant