Bremont ALT1-WT World Time Watch

Bremont ALT1-WT World Time Watch

Bremont ALT1-WT World Time Watch Watch Releases

For all intents and purpose this new Bremont ALT1-WT is the commercial version of the exclusive Bremont C-17 Globemaster watch that I discussed here. While the C-17 (C17) Globemaster was not to be available for public purchase, the ALT1-WT will be. The watch takes the brand's signature aviator style and adds a world time bezel and GMT indicator into the mix of complications. It makes for a very good travel watch and I am glad that Bremont decided to offer a version of the Globemaster for "everyone else."

The ALT1-WT will be positioned as one of Bremont's new for 2012 watch models. But there will be other models as well. The differences between this model and the Globemaster are minor - being mostly the caseback and dial changes as far as I can tell. Bremont makes it clear that this watch is an adoption of the C-17 Globemaster. The case done with specially hardened steel and is 43mm wide. The most recognizable element is the rotating city ring that is to be used in conjunction with the 24 hour hand. This gives you the time all around the world at a glance and the design here is well-done. Bremont uses their Roto-Click system for the inner rotating bezel that offers distinct positions for the bezel turns. It is a nicely satisfying little detail. You can tell that the city ring is different on this model compared to the Globemaster (that has airport indicators).

Bremont ALT1-WT World Time Watch Watch Releases

You can see that the "globe" motif on the watch face is also carried over from the Globemaster - this is likely to become a signature design feature of the watch. I like that the hour markers are prominent and applied, and that the hands and hour markers are all richly coated with lume. You also have rather good proportions in all the hands. I am a bit concerned that because the chronograph seconds hand and GMT hand have arrow tips they might be easily confused when wanting to read the second time zone at a glance. As is the case with most Bremont watches the domed sapphire crystal will be richly AR coated.

Bremont ALT1-WT World Time Watch Watch Releases

Inside the watch is the Bremont caliber BE-54AE automatic movement that is a base ETA with a module that has been finely finished and regulated by Bremont. They always offer really nice movement decoration, and this one again will be visible through the sapphire caseback window. The movement will further be a COSC certified Chronometer. Going back to the dial I still really like the shape of the date window (it is dated from the HUD display on C-17 planes).

In addition to this white dialed version Bremont will offer the ALT1-WT with a blue or black dial. It comes on a leather strap (with possibly a metal bracelet option) and each watch will also come with a NATO style strap and changing tool. Price will be $5,695 for this good looking new Bremont timepiece.

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  • GilesEnglish

    @aBlogtoRead thank you Mr A

    • aBlogtoRead

      @GilesEnglish Pleasure is all mine to keep seeing such high fliers from the brand.

  • JohnnyJohnnyJohnny

    how bland.

    • The designs are more functional than designer. They quickly grow on you for their merits.

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  • Russ Schwenkler

    Nice to see Giles peeking in! I love the brand, however, this reminds me an awful lot of a Chopard Mille Miglia GMT. I see more “racing” watch than “pilots” watch in this design.

    • Kris C

      @Russ Schwenkler agreed, although it also smells like some of the GP stuff we’ve seen lately.

  • NWP

    Why white hands on a white dial? I’m sure at night they glow like a banshee but suppose you want to tell time in the day light?

  • k_ved

    @jsamps @kwalrules You mean Nomos? Btw, you used the wring twitter name.

    • jsamps

      @k_ved @kwalrules that’s what i meant. and, for some reason twitter added that name when I searched for you.

      • k_ved

        @jsamps strange. You really can’t beat the price/value of Nomos. @KWALRULES

        • KWALRULES

          @k_ved @jsamps very true. You can’t get anything better at that price point.

  • Jim_Clement

    I would have to agree with NWP. White hands on a white dial? Not very practical for daytime viewing. Other than that little niggle, I see nothing majorly wrong with this watch. The more I read about Bremont timepieces, the more I find myself liking them.Perhaps one day, I will be fortunate enough to see one “in the flesh.”

  • AtSeaWatch

    I’m surprised by the lack of love on here for this Bremont. The dial is really nicely detailed and full of great little touches. The black subdials that make it look like a bi-compax. The texture on the subdials. The different fonts that all seem to work together. Too bad there aren’t more images on here.