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The ALT1-C Gold is a very pretty and elegant timepiece. Bremont’s rise to fame is due much in part to their crafty story telling as well as their insistence of elegant designs. This “euro” flair to their mostly pilot and dive watches helped separate them from the pack. The ALT1-C Gold’s case is 43mm wide and other than being produced in 18k rose gold with a black aluminum inner barrel this is part of the brand’s Trip-Tick case construction that is claimed to increase durability and shock resistance.

We love the swoopy lugs now in gold as well as the contrast with black . You’ll find elements such as the crown and pushers are borrowed from the ALT1-C, but again in gold. Another new gold element is the rotor on the automatic movement. The movement is a Bremont modified base Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750. The dial removes the hour counter to offer a clean bi-compax chronograph, with the date at 6 o’clock. Apparently all Bremont watches are also COSC certified Chronometers. I’ve known that most of their movements are, but I didn’t realize all of them were. That is probably a logical deduction as Bremont has been referring to themselves as “Bremont Chronometers” lately.

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Compared to the standard ALT1-C watches, the Gold version has a slightly cleaner look. This is mostly because the chronograph sub dials are the same color as the dial and the black high-contrast markings make the dial feel more expansive. There is a tiny hint of color above 12 o’clock where you’ll find a small red triangle. We also appreciate the use of high-contrast black hands that offer a very legible look. However, there is no lume on the dial as there is with the standard ALT1-C.

Bremont attaches a black alligator strap to the ALT1-C Gold which perfectly fits with the theme. Bremont did indeed need a non-limited dress or formal watch in their range – because English people like to dress up too. It isn’t a huge departure from the existing ALT1-C, but does offer a new flavor and helps expand the types of people who may be interested in Bremont. The ALT1-C/RG (rose gold) should be available at the end of 2013 with a price of about 13,000 Sterling Pounds (about $20,000).

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