What do you get when you take the Bremont ALT1-C and HMS Victory watches and combine them together? Well the ALT1-C Gold (ALT1-C/RG) of course. Today we bring you a hands-on look at this British dress watch that is Bremont’s first ever non-limited gold timepiece. It has the face of a classic dress watch, but the soul of an aviator. Let’s take a look.
When Bremont as a brand debuted several years ago, one of their first models was the ALT1-C. On their website it is now called the “ALT1-C Classic.” Now that didn’t take very long to become “old.” Available in five colors, the ALT1-C is a staple bi-compax chronograph of the brand. You gotta love the available version in British racing green. Of course the ALT1-C is still in production as one of the brand’s successful models. But, Bremont has since debuted a range of other chronographs, as well as limited edition chronograph watches. One of them is the HMS Victory.
If you aren’t familiar with how Bremont releases products; there are two types. On the one hand there are standard, non-limited models such as the ALT1-C, Supermarine, and Solo. Then there are unique limited edition models that take a cue out of the Romain Jerome playbook by including materials from interesting vehicles. Examples were the limited edition P-51 Mustang, as well as the HMS Victory. That means a little bit of metal from a historic P-51 plane was used in the watch, as well as wood from the original HMS Victory ship.
The Victory (hands-on link above) was a beautiful looking chronograph with a new more classic feel to it compared to the more instrumental design of most other Bremont watches. It came in both steel and 18k rose gold, but was limited to 250 pieces each. We don’t even know if all the Victory pieces have been delivered to dealers, but Bremont has followed up with something that offers a very similar look with the ALT1-C Gold. However, this newer traditional looking dial will only be available in a gold case. No steel… for now.