The ALT1-Z chronograph with GMT function has been part of the Bremont collection since 2007. This year, the design of the piece has been revised, with applied hour indices, and the 24-hour scale moved to the inner bezel. As the bezel has Bremont’s Roto-Click bi-directional inner bezel, operated using the crown at 8 o’clock, the second time zone displayed can be adjusted both using the bezel and the main crown at 3 o’clock. SuperLuminova is used on all hands except for continuous seconds. The design is in part a tribute to the Bremont P-51 Limited Edition chronograph, which has long since sold out and obtainable only on the after-market at prices considerably higher than its original sale price.
The case is 43 mm in diameter, 16 mm thick, made in specially hardened steel, water resistance 10 bar/100 metres. Inside, the Bremont BE-54AE automatic chronograph movement is based on the ETA 7754, similar to the Valjoux 7750 with the addition of the 24-hour hand for the second time zone. It provides 42 hours power reserve, and it is COSC chronometer-certified. The movement can be seen through a flat crystal window in the stainless steel caseback, with open-worked Bremont oscillating weight.
The watch has an attractive vintage-look calfskin leather strap with deployment buckle and security clasp.
Price and availability
The Bremont ALT1-ZT/51 costs £4,295, and it will be available from April/May.