Bremont ALT1-C Rose Gold Classic Chronograph
Bremont is known for making some of the toughest watches out there. These are the watches being chosen by modern explorers and militaries all over the world and they’re taken to the poles and subjected to massive G-forces. Gold probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Bremont, but today we have the robust ALT1-C chronograph rendered in rose gold with classic styling, offering up a new elegant side of Bremont.
This isn’t the first gold watch Bremont has made – both the Victory and the Codebreaker are available in rose gold – but it is the non-limited edition gold watch from the brand. This new watch starts with the same foundation as the rest of the ALT1-C chronographs. There is a 43mm Trip-Tick case, a COSC-certified calibre BE-50AE automatic chronograph movement (totalizing up to 30 minutes), and a sapphire caseback letting you look at the movement.
A Closer Look At The Bremont ALT1-C Rose Gold Classic Chronograph
The AC 1 case’s mainly steel material is also entirely polished, which adds a tasteful and decorative component to the watch. Bremont Watches Vancouver Replica even made the event somewhat thinner for specific models such as the AC I. The caseback feels a bit flatter or it might just be an optical illusion. A more expansive sapphire crystal display back offers a view of this base ETA mechanical movement, but also the red-color strips which make up the special shock-absorption system meant to safeguard the movement in the event the case is dropped or exposed to harsh shock or vibrations.At 100 meters water resistant and with no screw-down crown, the AC I is not as durable as a dedicated Bremont dip watch — but it is durable enough. With its comfortable blue rubber strap, I didn’t have any problems wearing the AC 1 over a wetsuit while spending some time swimming in the beach. I took the AC 1 a couple feet underwater. I can state that legibility was exceptional given the high-contrast face. I was advised that the gasket system in the crown should be enough to maintain the watch dry at the depths people experience during recreational diving.The question I was asking myself while sporting the Bremont AC I is if I’d suddenly just found a gentlemen’s game watch when I was believing that I was simply wearing a gentlemen’s watch. You see, the very simple but attractive lines on the dial of the watch are not what I normally catch for as somebody who enjoys sportier, more competitive designs.
But, instead of the usual stainless steel, the case here is 18k rose gold. The color is a nice, soft rose gold and the case barrel is black PVD-treated, offering a little bit of contrast. The dial is slightly off-white with Arabic numerals marking the hours. The two subregisters are recessed and circular-grained, as well as bearing the same Arabic numerals for the running seconds at 9 o’clock and the 30 minute totalizer at 3 o’clock. With the blackened steel hands and relatively minimal printing, the dial is really elegant but in a decidedly modern way.
This isn’t your usual Bremont, but it’s a distinctly Bremont take on the two-register dress chronograph. Production will be limited (though this is not limited edition) and only about 65 pieces will be produced in 2013. The ALT1-C Rose Gold Classic Chronograph is priced at $18,250 and will be available in November 2013.
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