Bremont is gearing up for its third year of involvement with the America’s Cup – and it’s launched two new additions to its line-up to mark the occasion.
The British watch brand continues to innovate with its sailing watch collection following the successful launch of its Regatta watches in 2016, which took it in a new direction courtesy of added countdown functionality.
Bremont has made “considerable investment” in developing two unique Regatta chronograph calibres and it will now augment that by launching its third Regatta movement with the Regatta AC II.
The line is limited to a run of 135 pieces.
As a very clear to read chronograph, which incorporates a Regatta countdown, the Regatta AC II is designed to be both highly legible and incredibly tough whilst at sea.
For this reason, it has been manufactured from hardened stainless steel, made to an exceptional hardness of 2000 Vickers, which is seven times that of an average stainless steel watch case.
Equally the convex sapphire crystal is extremely durable and has nine layers of anti-reflective coating applied to both sides of the glass for increased legibility.
The new Regatta timepiece has a different configuration from those launched in 2016 with a customised 15-minute countdown disc in the 12 o’clock position combined with an integrated internally rotating bezel for additional timing functionality.
Bremont will also be launching its new AC 35 model, which will be made in a very limited run of 35 rose gold watches, to mark this being the 35th America’s Cup.
The AC35 incorporates Bremont’s proprietary BWC movement and is a timepiece very much inspired by the legendary J-Class yachts of the 30s with its classic and understated design.
The bluesteel hands set against its black dial are designed to capture the timeless elegance of the J-Class, with the black dial being subtly embossed with very fine imprints of the Auld Mug, the oldest trophy in international sport.
The watch bears the ‘Bermuda’ mark to commemorate the 2017 final, which concludes in June.
Founded in 1851 off British shores, the ‘Auld Mug’ was presented to the fastest boat to sail around the Isle of White. The schooner ‘America’ won and from then on the most iconic sailing competition in the world has been known as the America’s Cup.