Bremont just added a new face to its wide-ranging involvement in the America’s Cup, which returned to New York Harbor for the first time in nearly a century this past weekend.
The British watch company, teamed with defending America’s Cup champions Oracle Team USA, this week added a new 32mm ladies mechanical chronometer to its America’s Cup Collection. The Bremont AC I 32 is the first women’s watch within this range.
Inspired by the original Bremont AC1, and taking visual cues from famed J-Class yachts of the 1930s, this new watch features sea blue steel hands and a fine ivory white opaline dial embossed with outlines of the America’s Cup trophy. With ‘London’ marked on the dial, the watch will be made in a limited edition of 535 pieces. The hand-polished case is water resistant to 50 meters. Inside is an automatic chronometer-rated automatic movement (visible through the exhibition caseback) with a 40-hour power reserve.
“The AC I has proven to be an incredibly popular timepiece since we launched it last year and has led to lots of enquiries by women who were after a ladies version so this seemed like a natural extension to the line,” explained Bremont co-founder Giles English. “It is of course also very well timed with Bremont having just launched our first women’s watches.”
As with all Bremont core collection timepieces, the polished AC I 32 steel cases will undergo a similar hardening treatment (2000
Vickers), providing high impact resistance but still retaining its polished surface finish. Price: $3,895