Brand Exclusive: 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.”