Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Bremont ALT1-ZT

This year, British luxury watch maker Bremont extends its Z Series with the introduction of the ALT1-ZT.

Having been part of the launch collection back in 2007 the ALT1-Z has become an iconic Bremont timepiece over the years. This is a model which was designed with aviators and world travellers in mind and features direct aviation inspired design cues such as the artificial horizon indicator. ‘Z’ stands for Zulu Time and allows the wearer to display local time together with the official world time standard.

Unsurprisingly then the Z has proven to be widely popular amongst the military squadrons Bremont works with, a significant and ever-increasing part of the Bremont business, and further to feedback from this sector . This year Bremont launches a new version in the form of the ALT1-ZT.
This is the first time that the design has been developed since the Z series launched in 2007. It boasts a cleaner dial with new applied SuperLumiNova® index markers on the dial and the 24hr function has been moved to the bezel for greater clarity. Greater detailing around the stepped sub dials with micro lines has been made to give the dial more depth.

Functionally the ALT1-ZT has the same features with the introduction of the Roto-Click® bi-directional inner rotating bezel. The GMT hand combined with chronograph functionality measuring seconds, minutes and hours make this model ideal for travel. For additional clarity Bremont deploys the same hand design as the MB series, including the second time zone marker, which has been so effective on the MBIII. It is the first time black hands with full white SuperLumiNova® can be seen in this range.
As with most core range pieces the ALT1-ZT has a stainless steel case made to an exceptional hardness of 2000 Vickers which is seven times that of an average stainless steel watch case. The convex sapphire crystal is equally as hard and has nine layers of anti-reflective coating applied to both sides of the glass for increased legibility. The high standard of finish and attention to detail seen in everything from the hand-cut and engraved winding rotor in the sapphire crystal case back to the meticulous machining of the three-part Trip-Tick® cases take considerable time and skill to apply.

Technical details
Modified calibre 13 1/4” BE-54AE automatic chronometer
25 jewels
Glucydur balance
Anachron balance spring
Nivaflex 1 main spiring
42 hour power reserve
Bremont decorated skeletonised rotor

Hour, minute, second, date at 3H, chronograph small counters with seconds 30 minutes and 12 hours, 24 hour GMT hand

Hardened stainless steel Bremont Trip Tick® construction with scratch resistant DLC treated case barrel
Case diameter 43.00mm, lug width 22.00mm, case thickness 16.00mm
Case back: Stainless steel with integrated flat crystal, 6 stainless steel screws with polished heads
Bezel: Patented inner bi-directional Roto-Click® bezel. Operated by crown at 8H
Crystal: Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres

Metal dial, coated nickel hands with SuperLumiNova® luminous coating

C.O.S.C chronometer tested and certified

Calf-skin leather with solid deployment buckle and engraved security clasp

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