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    Baselworld 2015: Bremont Live Report and Interview with Nick English

    Nick English, Co-founder of Bremont, sat down with Watchuseek to discuss current collection, partnership with Jaguar, Kingsman movie, production facility in U.K.




    Jaguar MKI and MKII
    Jaguar and Bremont have announced two new watch collaborations. The two British firms are cementing their long-term partnership following an overwhelming response to the creation of six Bremont chronometers which complement each of the six ‘continuation’ lightweight E-Type sports racing cars currently being built by Jaguar.

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    These watches are both dedicated to the road-going Jaguar E-Type which at its 1961 launch was not only the fastest production car in the world but, according to Enzo Ferrari, the most beautiful.

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    In working to capture the E-Type’s essence in a wrist watch, Jaguar’s Director of Design Ian Callum and the creative team at Bremont homed-in on another of its signature features - the dashboard. At its heart are the speedometer and tachometer (or ‘rev counter’) and it is these that inspired the look of the new
    Bremont Jaguar MKI and MKII watches.

    MKI Technical Details

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    MOVEMENT
    Bremont BWC/01-10 33.4mm Automatic with 25 jewels, Glucydur balance, Nivarox CT balance spring and Nivaflex 1 mainspring. Highly efficient double reverse bi-directional winding mechanism to achieve 28,800bph and 50+ hour power reserve. Miniaturised Jaguar E-Type steering wheel rotor with Growler emblem.

    FUNCTIONS
    Hour/Minutes, small seconds counter at 9H. Date at 6H.

    CASE
    Polished and hardened stainless steel Bremont TripTick construction with stainless steel case barrel. Case diameter 43.00mm, lug width 22.00mm, case thickness 16.00mm

    CASE BACK
    Stainless steel with integrated flat crystal, 4 stainless steel screws.

    DIAL
    Black metal dial with treated steel hands.

    CRYSTAL
    Double-domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.

    WATER RESISTANCE
    Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres.

    STRAP
    Calf skin leather with stainless steel pin buckle.


    MKII Technical Details

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    MOVEMENT
    Calibre 13 1/4” BE-50AE automatic, 28 jewels, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800bph, 42 hour power reserve. Miniaturized Jaguar E-Type steering wheel rotor.

    FUNCTIONS
    Hour/Minutes, small seconds counter at 9H. Date at 6H. Chronograph centre sweep seconds hand, 30 minutes counter at 3H.

    CASE
    Polished and hardened stainless steel Bremont Trip-Tick construction with scratch resistant DLC treated case barrel. Case diameter 43.00mm, lug width 22.00mm, case thickness 16.00mm.

    CASE BACK
    Stainless steel with integrated flat crystal, 5 stainless steel screws with polished heads.

    DIAL
    Black metal dial with treated steel hands.

    CRYSTAL
    Double-domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.

    WATER RESISTANCE
    Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres.

    RATINGS
    C.O.S.C chronometer tested.

    STRAP
    Calf skin leather with stainless steel pin buckle.

    CERTIFICATION
    Every watch case and movement is engraved with its Bremont serial number and is accompanied with itsC.O.S.C certification.


    Boeing Model 1 and Model 247

    The clean design of the Model 1 timepiece reflects the early simplicity of Boeing’s very first aircraft design whilst the Model 247 was inspired by Boeing’s progressive twin-engined Model 247 airliner from the 1930s. Developing these designs further has led to the introduction of the new Bremont Boeing Model 1 and Model 247 Titanium GMT timepieces, manufactured from Boeing aviation-grade Ti 6-4. This is a special titanium that is significantly stronger than commercial titanium and used widely in both airframes and engine components.

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    This is the first time that Bremont will be offering lightweight aviation grade titanium cases in any of its core range pieces. New GMT functionality in these Boeing models extends the current range and also responds to a demand led by the flying fraternity, an important addition for any serious pilot.

    Boeing 1 Ti-GMT Technical Details
    MOVEMENT
    Modified calibre 13 1/4” BE-93-2AE automatic chronometer, 21 jewels, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 42 hour power reserve, GMT functionality. Bremont Boeing skeletonised decorated rotor.

    FUNCTIONS
    Hour, minute, second and 24H GMT hand with date at 4.5H.

    CASE
    Boeing aviation-grade Ti 6-4 titanium with bi-directional rotating bezel with SuperLumiNova and crown guard. Bremont Trip-Tick® construction with scratch resistant DLC treated case barrel. Inner soft iron anti-magnetic Faraday cage and protective anti-shock decorated movement mount. Case diameter 43mm, lug width 22mm.

    CASE BACK
    Boeing aviation-grade Ti 6-4 titanium exhibition case back.

    DIAL
    Metal dial with SuperLumiNova coated hands and numerals.

    CRYSTAL
    Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.

    WATER RESISTANCE
    Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres.

    RATINGS
    C.O.S.C chronometer tested.

    STRAP
    Seattle (organic polymer) strap and additional strap.

    CERTIFICATION
    Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification.


    Boeing 247 Ti-GMT Technical Details
    MOVEMENT
    Modified calibre 13 1/4” BE-54AE automatic chronometer, 25 jewels, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800bph, 42 hour power reserve, GMT functionality. Bremont Boeing skeletonised decorated rotor.

    FUNCTIONS
    Hour, minute, second hands. Chronograph small counters with seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours and 24H GMT hand with date at 4.5H.

    CASE
    Boeing aviation-grade Ti 6-4 titanium with bi-directional rotating bezel with SuperLumiNova. Bremont Trip-Tick construction with scratch resistant DLC treated case barrel. Case diameter 43mm, lug width 22mm.

    CASE BACK
    Boeing aviation-grade Ti 6-4 titanium exhibition case back.

    DIAL
    Metal dial with SuperLumiNova coated hands and numerals.

    CRYSTAL
    Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.

    WATER RESISTANCE
    Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres.

    RATINGS
    C.O.S.C chronometer tested.

    STRAP
    Seattle (organic polymer) strap and additional strap.

    CERTIFICATION
    Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification


    U-22 Bronze
    Baselworld 2015 sees the launch of the U-22, an extension of the U-2 collection which was originally designed for and inspired by the elite U-2 spy plane squadron. True to its aviation roots, the updated date display was designed to reflect the view on an altimeter which balances the dial well. There is also a difference with the bi-directional rotating inner bezel, originally designed to measure 60 minutes, and altered in the U-22 to a compass quadrant of a pilot which is often useful in navigation weather mapping. The bronze barrel colour was specifically inspired by a number of military watches Bremont has produced
    in the past based on the anti-reflective coating used on their cockpit canopies.


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    U-22 Technical Details
    MOVEMENT
    Modified calibre 13 1/4” BE-36AE automatic chronometer, 25 jewels, Glucydur balance. Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 38 hour power reserve, Bremont skeletonised decorated rotor.

    FUNCTIONS
    Hour, minute, second, date and day at 3H.

    CASE
    Hardened stainless steel Trip-Tick® case construction with bi-directional rotating bezel. Partial inner soft iron anti-magnetic Faraday cage to protect movement.
    Protective patented anti-shock movement mount. Case diameter 43mm, lug width 22mm.

    CASE BACK
    Stainless steel with integrated flat crystal, 6 stainless steel screws with polished heads.

    BEZEL
    Patented inner bi-directional Roto-Click bezel. Operated by crown at 4H.

    DIAL
    Metal dial, SuperLumiNova® coated numerals and hands.

    CRYSTAL
    Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.

    WATER RESISTANCE
    Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres.

    RATINGS
    C.O.S.C chronometer tested and certified.

    STRAP
    Calf-skin leather strap and and Temple Island rubber strap

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    Wright Flyer LE from 2014
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    Re: Baselworld 2015: Bremont Live Report and Interview with Nick English

    Those are some great looking sporty watches. Bremont definitely has an eye for design...
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    Re: Baselworld 2015: Bremont Live Report and Interview with Nick English

    Bremont continues in it's understated elegance, hallmark of British style. Fantastic collection. I may not buy a Swiss watch for a looooong time after seeing these.

    One of the Boeing models is on my short list.

    Slightly off topic - the Kingsman movie was awesome! Definitely looking forward to more installments :)
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    Re: Baselworld 2015: Bremont Live Report and Interview with Nick English

    Fantastic looking watches. I may have to look at Bremont again.

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