Bremont unveils 2013 watch launches

Bremont has unveiled two watches that it will present to the industry at a showcase in Basel, Switzerland, next month.

The British watch company will launch the military-inspired ALT1-B2 and a blue-hued extension to its U-2 collection.

The ALT1-B2 chronograph is inspired by a watch Bremont created for the B2 Stealth Bomber Aircrew last year. The watch has a modified BE-54E movement, Trip-Tick case with Roto-Clock internal bezel and a black DLC case.

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Bremont co-founder Nick English: “Working on this project with the B2 crew could not have been more interesting; they knew exactly what they were trying to achieve, which was great. They are a fascinating group of people, most of whom are MIT or Harvard graduates as far as I can work out, probably a prerequisite to fly a B2 Stealth Bomber.

"The B2 watch was a huge success with the Squadron, it also received rapturous applause from civilian watch aficionados so we knew there was a strong demand for general release version, hence the introduction of the ALT1-B2 Chronograph.”

The latest edition to the U-2 family of watches is the U-2 Blue, a blue faced, blue barrelled chronometer with an exhibition caseback as standard – a new feature for the range. The watch has an anti-shock rubberised movement mount designed to withstand ejection from a Martin-Baker aircraft ejection seat.

English said: “It was a complete honour to work with the U-2 crew at Beale, CA. Their attention to deal was second to none and the end result was a rather special military watch that became the father of the U-2 retail range.

"The introduction of the new U-2 Blue is a striking addition to the collection. The range of aesthetics and advanced technical attributes makes the U-2 chronometer a great choice for the price point.”

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