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Bremont Expands ALT1 Line With New ALT1-C Griffon And ALT1-P2 JET Models

British marque Bremont has taken design inspiration from a wide variety of sources over the years, ranging from classic Jaguar racing prototypes to the British military, but the core of the brand’s ethos has always been aviation. The ALT1 line of chronographs has long been one of the clearest and best examples of Bremont’s aviation-flavored style, and with two new announcements for 2020 the series extends its pool of flying inspirations to include the final Mark XIX model of the legendary Supermarine Spitfire fighter plane, as well as the cutting-edge world of jet-powered wingsuit flight. Both new models, the ALT1-C Griffon and the ALT1-P2 JET, reinterpret the ALT1’s classic sports chronograph formula in dramatically different ways.

The first of these, the Bremont ALT1-C Griffon, is undoubtedly the more elegant and refined of the two models. Building on the ALT1-C design that has been a staple of the brand since its inception in 2007, the Griffon pays tribute to the final generation ..

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Bremont ‘Project Possible’ Dive Watch Does Two-Tone Bronze Right

Ever since I watched Ben Saunders and his expedition teammate Tarka L’Herpiniere drag sleds across Antarctica at the end of February in 2014, I’ve been a fan of Bremont. How the young British brand has consistently managed to find itself at the timekeeping center of audacious, off-the-beaten-path expeditions led by immensely talented and amiable characters is entirely beyond me. But that doesn’t really matter. What does matter is that these unique adventures capture the imagination, inform the audience, and might even inspire action in a way that many watch-related pursuits rarely do. And in the case of Bremont, they also routinely yield colorful and capable watches designed around the expeditions for which they were deployed. One such watch is the new Supermarine “Project Possible,” built to celebrate Bremont ambassador Nims Dai’s incredible record-breaking mountaineering expedition that concluded in the Fall of 2019.
The dial of the Project P..

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Bremont HMAF Argonaut Diver’s Watch Wrist Time Review

Britain’s beloved Bremont, a still youthful house in an industry boasting a slew of centenarian brands, already has a surprisingly lengthy history of producing special editions of its standard models for military units, such as the Royal Navy Clearance Divers, U.S. Air Force C-130 operators, and Royal Air Force Flight Engineers. In fact, Bremont co-founder Giles English has indicated that as much as 25 percent of Bremont’s business is with military clients. Given that important relationship, earlier this year Bremont unveiled its Her Majesty’s Armed Forces collection, a trio of watches representing and approved by Britain’s Royal Army, Navy, and Air Force.
Though not actually issued to military units, the watches have reportedly been designed in collaboration with the forces they are meant to honor, which, obvious marketing value aside, makes for a cool design concept. As a deep-sea diver and former Coast Guard search-and-rescue boat operator, I like my watches nautical. I was excited..

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Breaking a Mountaineering World Record with the Bremont Supermarine S300

Records, like rules, were meant to be broken. Though some fall far more easily than others, they both form a loose framework for what it means to be human, and how we’ve all managed to coexist since the beginning of time. As we continue to look back on 2019 and the conclusion of the decade, two of the year’s records in particular stood out as once-in-a-generation human achievements that set new benchmarks for previously perceived limitations on endurance. One of which, of course was Eliud Kipchoge running an incredible 1:59:40 marathon back in October, shattering the long-held belief that the mythical “sub-two” was simply not humanly possible. Granted, Kipchoge’s time can’t be officially counted as a world record as it was run on a special closed street course in Vienna, Austria, and not as a formal marathon event, plus it was achieved with the help of an experimental Nike shoe and a rotating team of Olympians running in formation around Kipchoge to keep him on pace and shield him from..