Bremont Goes Basic with the BC-SoloIt’s sometimes hard to believe that British brand Bremont has been around for less than a decade. The company has achieved amazing success in such a short time, through savvy marketing, some well-known ambassadors, and of course great watches. Bremont has pursued roads less traveled with their timepieces – an ejection seat-tested model, a Jaguar dashboard clock and most recently, even their own marine chronometer. We can’t think of another young brand quite as ambitious as Bremont.
Given the company’s meteoric rise and breadth of offerings, it’s also hard to believe that they’re only now releasing their first “entry level” watch. But here on HODINKEE you get a first look at the new Bremont BC-SOLO. The SOLO’s inspiration is obvious – the classic pilot’s wristwatch, legible and spare. For such an aviation-inspired company, we sometimes forget that, to date, they haven’t offered a pure pilot’s watch. This one is hardly entry level in its specifications. You still get Bremont’s hardened steel three-part Trip-Tick case, anti-reflective sapphire crystal and exhibition case back, and a chronometer grade, Bremont-modified Swiss movement.
The BC-SOLO will be available in July at a price of $3,950. There’s no information about the BC-SOLO on Bremont’s Website yet, but the watch is due to be introduced at BaselWorld this week. Live photos to follow.
Since learning about horology, he’s garnered extensive knowledge in the area, and spends much of his time discussing his own opinions among other writers, collectors, and dealers. A connection to the RAF is not anything new for the British watchmaker, that has always associated itself together and taken style inspiration from aviation.The Bremont 1918 has a 30-minute chronograph, another hour hand for tracking another time zone in a 12-hour format, an AM/PM indicator for the next time zone, and the date. It’s powered with the caliber BE-16AE, which can be a modified Valjoux 7750 and beats in 28,800bph using a 42-hour power book, and features a COSC certification.