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Bremont ALT1-B2 GMT Chronograph
April 4, 2013 @ 14:14  |  Author:

Bremont ALT1-B2 GMT Chronograph
Bremont is delighted to announce the release of its latest timepiece, the Bremont ALT1-B2 (GMT) Chronograph. Like an increasing number of Bremont watches this new release hails directly from the military as the design very closely mirrors the watch Bremont delivered to elite B2 ‘Stealth Bomber’ Aircrew in 2012.

The British watchmaker has long been associated with the military and continues to work very closely with multiple Air-Force, Navy and Army units around the world. The ALT1-B2’s DNA lies with a very interesting collaboration with the “Stealth Bomber” Squadron based in Missouri, USA. The distinctive ‘flying wing’ shaped aircraft, manufactured by Northrop Grumman in California, is a strategic, long-range heavy bomber capable of penetrating sophisticated air-defence shields.

Having been approached by the B2 Squadron to make a very unique watch, Bremont entered into a design phase with the aircrew to produce a timepiece that was very unique to them, and yet uncompromisingly Bremont.
The finished ALT1-B2 (GMT) has most of the advanced elements of the Bremont Chronograph range. It has its modified BE-54E movement, Trip-Tick® case with the Roto- Click® internal bezel and black DLC case. The challenge was getting the necessary stealthy appearance with the essential Bremont readability.

Bremont Co-Founder Nick English: “Working on this project with the B2 crew could not have been a more interesting, they knew exactly what they were trying to achieve which was great. They are a fascinating group of people, most of whom are MIT or Harvard graduates as far as I can work out, probably a prerequisite to fly a B2 ‘Stealth Bomber!’ The B2 watch was a huge success with the Squadron, it also received rapturous applause from civilian watch aficionados so we knew there was a strong demand for general release version, hence the introduction of the ALT1-B2 Chronograph.”

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Bremont ALT1-B2 GMT Chronograph Front and Caseback

Technical Specification

Movement:

Modified calibre 13 1/4” BE-54AE automatic chronometer, 25 jewels, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800bph, 42 hour power reserve, Bremont moulded and skeletonised decorated DLC coated rotor

Functions:
Hour and Minute, Second counter at 9H, date at 3H Chronograph with Seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours 24H UTC hand

Case:
Hardened stainless steel DLC coated made with Trip-Tick® construction. Case diameter 43mm, case thickness 16mm, lug width 22mm

Case back:
Hardened stainless steel DLC coated with integrated flat crystal, 5 stainless steel screws with polished heads. Bremont moulded and skeletonised decorated DLC coated rotor

Bezel:
Rotating inner bezel operated by crown at 8H

Dial:
Black metal dial with Super-LumiNova® coated hands and numerals

Crystal:
Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal

Water resistance:
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres

Ratings:
C.O.S.C chronometer tested. Certificate available upon registration

Strap/Bracelet:
The watch comes on a calf-skin leather strap and a NATO style strap. A metal DLC coated bracelet is also available for an additional cost