Thursday, May 5, 2016

Bremont AC I 32 Ladies Chronometer (America’s Cup Collection)

Further to the announcement of Bremont’s first ladies range of watches earlier this year, the British watch brand launches an additional ladies mechanical chronometer which will form part of its America’s Cup Collection. The Bremont AC I 32 is the first women’s watch within this range and is very much inspired by the original AC I.

Designed to be a classic watch befitting the history of the America’s Cup, the AC I 32 takes inspiration from the legendry J-Class yachts of the 30s with its understated design. As with the AC I, this miniature 32mm version incorporates sea blue steel hands and a fine ivory white opaline dial embossed with outlines of the America’s Cup trophy to give subtle pattern and depth to the face of the watch. Carrying the ‘London’ mark on the dial, the watch will be built in the UK using the highest quality components and will be made in a limited edition of 535 pieces. The hand polished case is water resistant to 50m.
The mechanical BE-10AE chronometer rated and beautifully finished automatic movement, which can be seen through the exhibition case back, will have 40 hour power reserve and will be housed in a 32mm case that is a little over 9mm in thickness.

As with the core collection timepieces, the polished AC I 32 steel cases will undergo a similar hardening treatment (2000 Vickers), providing high impact resistance but still retaining its polished surface finish. The signature coating gives the three-part Trip-Tick® watch case extreme hardness, excellent toughness, good wear and high impact fatigue resistance, a technique used widely in the aerospace industry.
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
Movement
Modified calibre 9’’’ BE-10AE automatic chronometer, 18 jewels, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800bph, 40 hour power reserve

Functions
Hour, minute, second, date at 6H

Case
Polished hardened stainless steel Bremont Trip-Tick® construction
Case diameter 32mm, lug width 16mm, case thickness 9.65mm
case back: Polished stainless steel with integrated flat crystal, 6 stainless steel screws with polished heads
Crystal: Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 5 ATM, 50 metres

Dial
Metal ‘Auld Mug’ embossed dial with blued steel hands and printed numerals

Ratings
C.O.S.C chronometer tested and certified.

Strap
Various straps with polished pin buckle or integrated stainless steel bracelet

Certification
Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification

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