Bremont’s U-2 Blue and ALT1-B2 (GMT) Chronograph

Written by: K. Amanuel

 

The British watchmaker, Bremont, recently announced the addition of two new watches to its collection, the U-2 Blue and the ALT1-B2 (GMT) Chronograph. The U-2 Blue is part of their U-2 collection that was originally released in 2010 and is a blue-barrelled and blue-faced Chronometer. The U-2 Blue will be available in late May and is priced at $5450.

Technical Specification

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 moulded and skeletised decorated rotor.

Function:

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

Case:

Hardened stainless steel Trip-Tick case construction with sapphire bi-directional rotating bezel. Case diameter 43mm, lug width 22mm. Protective patented anti-shock movement mount.

Case back:

Stainless steel with integrated flat crystal, 5 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.

Strap/Bracelet:

Calf-skin leather strap and NATO military nylon strap

The second watch Bremont introduced is the ALT-B2 (GMT Chronograph), which is designed in collaboration with B2 “Stealth Bomber” Squadron, the long-range heavy ‘flying wing’ aircraft bomber. Bremont was approached to design a watch that was unique to B2 Squadron. Bremont Co-Founder Nick English stated, “Working 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.” The watch will not be available publicly but will also be available in May and is priced at $6395.

Technical Specification
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,Bremont moulded and skeletonised decorated DLC coated rotor
Functions:
Hour and Minute, Second counter at 9H, date at 3H Chronograph with Seconds, 30 minutesand 12 hours 24H UTC hand
Case:
Hardened stainless steel DLC coated made with Trip-Tick® construction. Case diameter43mm, case thickness 16mm, lug width 22mm
Case back:
Hardened stainless steel DLC coated with integrated flat crystal, 5 stainless steel screws withpolished heads. Bremont moulded and skeletonised decorated DLC coated rotor
Bezel:
Rotating inner bezel operated by crown at 8H
Dial:
Black metal dial with Super-LumiNova coated hands and numerals
Crystal:
Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water resistance: Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres
Strap/Bracelet:
The watch comes on a calf-skin leather strap and a NATO style strap. A metal DLC coated steel bracelet is also available for an additional cost

Men’s Spring Watch Fashions for Armani Exchange, More Include Vivid Reds, Oranges and Blues

This spring is full of steely blues and vivid matted reds and oranges for men’s watch fashions from Armani Exchange, Starck, Fossil, and Diesel. This season looks toward summer with accented hands and dials, allowing you to accessorize any look from casual to professional. And always paying homage to the classics, each has a dressier style that’s sure to turn heads.

Red is apparently the color this season, with a great amount of designers playing with burgundies and saucier bright reds. Armani Exchange unveiled plenty of red this season in silicone straps and stainless steel bracelets. At least six models boast red through accented chronographs against a black backdrop or a full on red attack, complete with red case and silicone strap.

Red Stainless Steel Armani Exchange
Armani Exchange bursts into spring with over six red models

Diesel followed red suit, adding their own unique twist to the mix with their insanely oversized faces and acrylic, resin and aluminum materials while Starck stretched their red all the way to bright oranges and lime greens.

Fossil seemed to start all the red fuss last fall with it’s Machine watch, featuring a red machinated top ring set against an all-black case and bracelet. Since then, they’ve added burgundy and red touches to classic dress watches and taken the top ring to other models and matched it with black interchangeable silicone and aluminum bands.

Along with red, Fossil has stretched the Machine watch across orange and green, mixing an orange top ring with olive green silicone band and case and accented orange chronographs, hands and tachymeter markings on some of their models. Diesel reached a tangerine orange for the accents in the face of their highly-functional 65mm wide watch, complete with three analog faces and a digital display.

True to the classic wearability of anything matte, Fossil unveiled a smokey-blue matte stainless steel watch with a matching dial, case and bracelet. No doubt ion-plated, the blue timepiece combines the classic with a subdued burst of color that will be easy to accommodate any clothing this spring. This all-blue Machine comes in either stainless steel or steel and silicone. Diesel threw its blue into the ring with an analog, aqua-blue 67mm model that pushes even their limits of oversized faces while Armani Exchange only offered professional navy blue dials and silicone models and a classic gun metal stainless paired with a sleek blue analog face.

Blue and red find themselves in the midst of classic stainless steel watches at Fossil and Armani Exchange, with both brands sprucing up the simple dress watch with touches of degrade (Fossil) and textured steel and rose gold-tone-tipped accents that’ll make everyone look twice (A/X).

Fossil Ansel and Armani Exchange
Fossil fades blue into a classic as Armani Exchange gold-tone tips indexes for professional look