Bremont is delighted to announce the release of its latest timepiece, the Bremont ALT1-B2 (GMT) Chronograph. Like an increasing number of Bremont watches this new release hails directly from the military as the design very closely mirrors the watch Bremont delivered to elite B2 â€˜Stealth Bomberâ€™ Aircrew in 2012.
The British watchmaker has long been associated with the military and continues to work very closely with multiple Air-Force, Navy and Army units around the world. The ALT1-B2â€™sÂ DNAÂ lies with a very interesting collaboration with the â€œStealth Bomberâ€ Squadron based in Missouri,Â USA. The distinctive â€˜flying wingâ€™ shaped aircraft, manufactured by Northrop Grumman in California, is a strategic, long-range heavy bomber capable of penetrating sophisticated air-defence shields.
Having been approached by the B2 Squadron to make a very unique watch, Bremont entered into a design phase with the aircrew to produce a timepiece that was very unique to them, and yet uncompromisingly Bremont.
The finished ALT1-B2 (GMT) has most of the advanced elements of the Bremont Chronograph range. It has its modified BE-54E movement, Trip-TickÂ® case with the Roto-ClickÂ® internal bezel and blackÂ DLCÂ case. The challenge was getting the necessary stealthy appearance with the essential Bremont readability.
Bremont Co-Founder Nick English: â€œWorking 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 areÂ MITÂ or Harvard graduates as far as I can work out, probably a prerequisite to fly a B2 â€˜Stealth Bomber!â€™ 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.â€
Posted on April 13, 2013