The latest from the British brand
In challenging times such as these, good news is always welcome – and the announcement of three new Bremont timepieces is certainly enough to raise a smile. The following are said to combine the highest levels of engineering and precision, but who would expect anything less from this pioneering British brand?
Limited to just 300 pieces, the Project Possible commemorates the feat of Bremont ambassador Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja MBE, who made mountaineering history last year by climbing the world’s 14 highest mountains in less than seven months. The 43mm GMT watch is built from titanium and bronze, with a dark blue dial, bronze bezel and ceramic blue insert, as well as bronze hands. The rotor seen through the sapphire caseback shows the heights of each of the 14 mountains, in the order that Purja climbed them. Water resistant to 500m.
The original ALT1-C was the first watch to be released by Bremont’s founders, brothers Nick and Giles English, back in 2007. This update pays tribute to the Spitfire aircraft once owned by their father, which had a Rolls-Royce Griffon engine. The new model retains the feel of the original, with an updated metal dial and inlaid hands, giving an enhanced militaristic feel. It has a 43mm stainless steel case, a vintage leather strap, and an automatic movement partially visible on the reverse, beneath the signature decorative rotor. Water resistant up to 100m.
Apparently, you’ll be able to see Tom Hardy wearing one of these watches in the movie Venom 2, released later this year. It’s a collaboration with Gravity Industries, the company behind the Gravity Jet Suit, which allows its wearers to fly, thanks to the inclusion of several miniature jet engines, achieving speeds of up to 135km/h. The design is based on Bremont’s ALT1-P pilot’s watch, but with a hardened 43mm DLC case and black dial, and the brand’s ‘51 lume’ coating for greater clarity and legibility. A smoked crystal exhibition case can be found on the reverse.