Bremont announced yesterday that they have built upon the success of their military-only C-17 Globemaster model by creating their first World Timer, the ALT1-WT. Featuring the same super hardened Trip-Tick style case we loved on the Supermarine, this new globetrotting tool is powered by the COSC certified Bremont BE-54AE movement and buyers will have the choice of a blue, black or white dial. The BE-54AE is the same movement found in the ALT1-Z line of GMT chronographs and, in addition to its ability to track multiple timezones, allows the ALT1-WT distinct sub-dials for 30 minutes, 12 hours (total measure) and sub seconds.
World timing is handled by the chapter ring of the ALT1-WT which includes a complete timezone listing and allows the user to easily track time changes between their home timezone and any timezone they may travel too (using the GMT hand). Along with a listing of a main cities from each zone (Paris, Tokyo, New York, etc), each of the 24 cities includes a numerical timezone reference. For example, New York City is in EST-5 or, using London as 24 (GMT), NYC is numbered 19. By applying these numbers, the user will be able to quickly determine the local time of any of these cities and reference it against their own.
The world time bezel can be turned via the crown at 8 o’clock and uses Bremont’s Roto-click system which exhibits a mechanical click as the crown is turned. Compare this functionality to a traditional GMT movement which shows the current time and the time in one other timezone (possibly two if the watch has a rotational GMT bezel). Bremont has delivered all of this functionality with their typical attention to detail and focus on the longevity of the watch. The sapphire crystal has the same two sided 18 layer anti-reflective treatment we saw on the S500 and the decorated movement can be viewed through a sapphire display case back. The globe dial design is subtle enough so as not to look cheap or too complicated but it does add some welcome fine detailing and serves as a visual reminder of the ALT1-WT’s capability.
Assuming that the ALT1-WT will use the same scratch resistant case as the rest of the ALT1 line, it will measure 43 x 16mm and fit 22 mm straps. The ALT1-WT will be available this summer for a list price of $5695 USD and comes fitted to a leather strap. We were blown away by the quality, fine details and excellent style exhibited by the Supermarine S500 and expect the ALT1-WT to exhibit just as much detail and polish. Stay tuned for more Bremont news as we get closer to BaselWorld this March.