After the success of the Victory Limited Edition watch by Bremont which saw the light of day last year, Bremont has released a new timekeeper based on that model, or at least on its appearance. The new watch named ALTI-C Classic Rose Gold Chronograph is made in the spirit of its predecessor which combines robustness with sophistication. It is an in-house made chronograph with classical design which is fitted into a round housing constructed from a noble metal and backed up with the C.O.S.C. certificate for a chronometer. Though it will become an integral part of the brand’s offer, Bremont states that the watch will be produced in restricted quantities. For this year, the British watchmaker has prepared 65 models which will be sold at the price of $18,500.
Even though modeled on the image of Victory timekeeper which was developed in the collaboration with The Museum of Royal Navy in Porstmouth, the new timepiece is a rather simplified version of it, made without retrograde counters. On the contrary, the latest ALTI-C Classic collection model is rather minimalistic in its appearance and its dial features just two chrono sub-dials and a date aperture at the very bottom. The refine looking dial (with black Arabic numerals and a railroad minute track at the periphery) is made from etched metal with off-white ground colors and is paired with treated steel hands. Over it stands a domed sapphire crystal with treatments for scratch-resistance and anti-reflectiveness which is surrounded with a stationary bezel.
Bremont ALTI-C Classic Rose Gold Chronograph has a circular case made from 18K rose gold. It features the brand’s registered Trip-Tick construction and includes a PVD treatment for its scratch resistant barrel. Its diameter measures to 43 mm, while its thickness is 16 mm. It is likewise noteworthy to say that the lug width is 22 mm. The rear side of the housing which guarantees water resistance to 100 meters is transparent and its movement can be seen through an integrated flat sapphire glass. The movement in question is Calibre BE-50AE automatic with 28 jewels which has the width of 13 ¼ lignes. Made in-house in the brand’s facilities in Henley-on-Thames in England, the movement includes features such as Glucydur balance, anachron balance spring and Nivaflex 1 mainspring. Operating at the rate of 28,800 vph, Bremont’s caliber has a power reserve of 42 hours, while its construction involves a special molded and decorated rotor visible through the transparent section at the back. Moreover, it is very important to say that the model is a C.O.S.C.-certified chronometer. For the attachment, Bremont opted for an embossed black leather strap which fastens with a rose gold pin buckle. As it has been mentioned, 65 copies of the newcomer which will be released this year will feature the price tag of $18,500.
The owners of the Bremont brand, brothers Nick and Giles English, expressed satisfaction with their latest product in an official statement. Nick English underlined that Vicotry Limited Edition was the main inspiration for the newcomer and added: “Our classic collection has proved so popular over the years due to the timeless style of design. It is very important that we retained that with ALTI-C Rose Gold, whilst injecting a sense of elegance that is seen in British dress watches of the early 1900s.” The traditional appearance with nods to classic British watchmaking was once again underlined in the words of Giles English who likewise pointed out a rising demand for chronographs with gold housings which are the same time both complex and robust.