This past Wednesday the 13th I was lucky enough to take a look at Bremont’s 2016 collection, thanks to Chisholm Hunter, fresh off the back of their Basel launch and I must say what a brilliant collection it is. The evening commenced with a fascinating insight into the brand, its history and aviation from one half of Bremont’s founders Giles English. If you ever get chance to listen to him please do, his stories really are as interesting as his watches.
Having a browse round the collection we selected a few key pieces to look at in more detail. First up was the ALT1-C/PB, a piece that really stood out to me when I looked round the collection, and more so when I tried it on. For me this is such a lovely dress watch, a classic chronograph which will complement any suit and really set you on a level above at any board meeting. the ALT1-C/PB is Bremont’s first polished case watch which is not limited edition and really does hark back to past days of aviation with black dial, one of three models, and grey sub-dials which really set it off magnificently.
Next to slide on the wrist was the sharp Boeing 100 limited edition. This model was produced to celebrate 100 years Boeing and their aviation heritage and comes with some truly unique little features. Take the crown for example, with elements of carbon fibre composite ZA004 the same as that found in the new Boeing Dreamliner implemented within, in fact you will find the whole case is manufactured from Boeing aviation grade Ti 6-4 Titanium making it harder than a coffin nail and also extremely light weight. I personally loved the strap on the watch, it has that vintage, worn leather look to it, complimenting the dial in what is termed as “Boeing Brown”, a colour scheme which featured heavily in the cockpit of older Boeing aircraft.
Overall for me the collection is a re-sounding success and stays true to the Bremont out look of reflecting heritage, style and something a little bit different. I adore the fact that a now world renowned, mainstream brand, still takes the time to inject personal contact with its customers through a letter from either Nick or Giles English every time you make a purchase. That is something you just don’t get any more and for me makes a Bremont watch just that little bit more special. Please do check out the collection now online, at your nearest Bremont dealer, or pop in to Chisholm Hunter for a great overview.