Details, pictures and prices for Bremont’s first new watches for 2016
Ahead of next month’s Baselworld watch fair, Bremont is today launching new versions of three of its most popular watches. These include a white dial version of the MBII, a black dial for the polished steel variant of its Alt1-C chronograph, and a rugged, “vintage lume” style for the Alt1-ZT, that recalls the look of its uber-rare limited edition P51 model. Here are all three models.
BREMONT MBII WHITE
If there is one watch that arguably defines Bremont’s formula – aviation, durability, luxurious modern design with a classic sensibility – then it is surely the MBII, the watch produced in association with the British manufacturer of ejection seats, Martin-Baker. The MBI, of course, is only available to those who have ejected from an aeroplane on a Martin-Baker ejection seat – last year US talk show host Jimmy Fallon featured just such a watch on his show.
The MBII is essentially the same watch, with a black rather than yellow seconds hand, and is this year presented for the first time with a white dial.
As well-known as the MBII’s dial design – which includes a day-date and a rotating inner bezel that employs Bremont’s satisfying “Roto Click” system – is the bright coloured, knurled aluminium case barrel, which emphasises the unusual Bremont three-part “Triptik” case design. The new white dial MBII is available with an orange, green or anthracite case barrel.
The Bremont MBII/WH is priced at £3,595.
Long-time followers of Bremont will recall the P-51 limited edition, which appeared five years ago and contained tiny bits of a legendary Mustang P-51 fighter plane. Now, having last year updated the look of its Alt1-Z GMT chronograph with the introduction of the sleeker Alt1-ZT, the brand is presenting a new version of the ZT inspired by the look of the P-51 limited edition.
Essentially, that means beige, vintage-style lume on the hands and dial markings, and a rugged and rather dashing brown calf-skin leather strap. Here’s how it compares with last year’s Alt1-ZT.
The new Bremont Alt1-ZT/51 is priced £4,295, and looks good in dim light too.
Finally, Bremont is bringing a rakish new look to its dressiest chronograph, the polished steel version of the original Bremont watch, the Alt1-C.
This stealthy version includes lightly etched grey subdials, and newly designed hands that include slim slivers of lume to show up against the black dial.
The Bremont Alt1-C/PB is priced £4,695.
For more information, visit Bremont’s website here.