By Jovan Krstevski
As Baselworld 2016 is just around the corner, Bremont releases three new models for the said event. These are the ALT1-C/PW Chronograph, the ALT1-Z, and the MB II White. These watches are superb and they all sport unique designs and personally these watches will make a good deal for all watch collectors out there.
First on the list is the ALT1-C/PB Chronograph which comes as a non-limited edition in polished steel. It sports a pleasing black dial with nicely polished applied numerals. Note that this has been released not long ago but it is already highly successful thus it forms a great place at the core collection of Bremont watches for Baselworld 2016 and deserves a nice upgrade particularly its newly designed polished nickel hands with carefully integrated Super-LumiNova® for better readability at low light conditions. The 43 mm polished steel case is made to last thanks to its aerospace grade hardening treatment. It uses Calibre 13 ¼” BE–50AE automatic for its powerhouse providing it 42 hours of power reserve.
Second on the list is the ALT1-Z which for me is the sporty variant mainly because it is designed with the aviators in mind. It also highlights its military inspirations so yeah, I like this variant better. It sports the same clean legible dial with new applied and bespoke colored Super-LumiNova® index markers for better legibility. Note that the 24-hour function is now at the bezel which greatly improves the watch’s clarity and user-friendliness. I also love its high quality 43 mm stainless steel case with the same aerospace grade hardness of 2000 Vickers as the ALT1-C/PW Chronograph, it is really tough, to say the least. It is powered by a modified calibre 13 ¼” BE–54AE automatic chronometer sporting 42 hours of power reserve.
Third on the list is the elegant MB II White. This watch is designed to be a definitive British aviation chronometer so yeah it is very sporty just like the ALT1-Z. This watch belongs to those looking for subtle sportiness and extreme class. Unlike its original design, the new MB II White features new ideas such as the distinctive knurled effect on the aluminum barrel inspired by components on the ejection seats of planes that can be seen on the yellow and black loop at the end of the seconds hand. Plus it is very tough considering the tests done to it such as being propelled on a rocket seat, think about the vibrations alone. Fortunately, the timepiece passes these tests with flying colors. Its high precision is also courtesy of its faraday cage or the inner case made of soft iron that resists magnetic fields. It runs on a modified calibre 11 ½” BE–36AE automatic chronometer sporting 38-hour power reserve.
These watches have many things in common such as superb designs sporting beautiful genuine leather straps and most of all with extremely tough engineering builds. Also being COSC certified watches, they’re all worth your dough if you happen to be itching for one of these watches.
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JOVAN KRSTEVSKI – FOUNDER, PROPRIETOR & EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Jovan Krstevski has been collecting watches every since his father bought him an Omega Seamaster back when he was just a teenager. He launched Watchgeek back in 2011, which is now known as WristReview and is one of the most widely read watch blogs on the Web. He quotes ’WristReview is a site to help people find, explore, discover and enjoy wristwatches.’ Besides WristReview, he also writes for a number of publications. Read his articles here