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Josh Shanks

A day on the water with Bremont watches

Josh Shanks

Overview The Americas Cup sailing yacht race came to NYC earlier this month and I had the privilege of attending the race on a sunny Sunday afternoon. The New York event was a qualifying race in a series of preliminary events, collectively known as the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series. These preliminary races are part of the 2015-16 America’s Cup season. America’s Cup is running these qualifying races throughout the world. Events in Portsmouth, Sweden, Bermuda, and Oman have already occurred. Races in Chicago, Portsmouth and Toulon will occur later this year. The final race for the America’s Cup trophy will take place in the summer of 2017 in Bermuda. History (portions via americascup.com) For those of you unaware of the history of the Americas Cup, let’s take a quick look back to 1851 when a schooner sailed past

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Bremont launches collaboration with film "Kingsman: The Secret Service"

Bremont Watch Company has created a special edition collection of watches for director Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming film, “Kingsman: The Secret Service.” The Bremont Kingsman Special Edition collection comprises three references: a rose gold chronograph with World time zone function ($20,285), a steel chronograph with World time zone function ($6,495) and a DLC coated steel chronograph with a 2nd time zone function ($6,650). The Bremont Kingsman Special Edition collection According to Bremont, “The agents from the super-secret British spy organisation, including Nick English, Co-Founder Bremont, who makes a cameo appearance as one of the Kingsmen, can be seen exclusively wearing these custom made Bremont timepieces. The Kingsman agents in the film each wear a beautifully crafted rose gold chronograph World Timer on an alligator strap, whilst the trainee recruits sport a black stealth-like chronograph on a NATO band. Additionally the Kingsman

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Bremont X Jaguar Lightweight E-Type

On Thursday, alongside the new Jaguar Lightweight E-type launch at Pebble Beach, Bremont debuted a six piece limited edition wristwatch that features a dial based on the E-types RPM gauge. The 43 mm watch also has a bespoke rotor that looks just like the alloy-spoked steering wheel on the car, right down to the authentic wooden rim. To further solidify the collaboration, the chassis number of the matching Lightweight E-type car is printed at the six o’clock position on each respective watch. Additionally, each watch carries engine number of the car it is paired with. Moreover, aluminum saved from Lightweight E-type construction used in white gold cases. As if that is not enough, the winding crown is engraved with the pattern of the period-correct Dunlop racing tires that are fitted to the E-Type Lightweight. The watch is powered by Bremont’s

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Jason Pitsch

The real story behind Bremont's new BWC/01 movement

Jason Pitsch

Last week, Bremont launched the Wright Flyer collection, which has original material from the 1903 Wright Flyer airplane (the was built by the Wright brothers) incorporated into the timepiece’s rotor. Furthermore, the timepiece was reported to be the first Bremont watch equipped with an in-house movement. However, immediately after the launch, you could find people online calling out the veracity of the Bremont’s claims. Specifically, La Joux-Perret was being referenced as the source of the caliber, not Bremont, or Britain, as the official Bremont press release stated “…it showcases Bremont’s first ever in-house movement, the BWC/01, designed and developed in Britain.”

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Baselworld 2012: Bremont World Timer ALT1-WT (preview)

On March 8th at Baselworld 2012, British watch brand Bremont will present the World Timer ALT1-WT. The ALT1-WT is based on the C-17 Globemaster timepiece which was originally commissioned for military use in 2010. "Design features of the Bremont C-17 include the etched globe on the dial and a Roto-Click bezel that enables the user to work out the global time zones using the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) airfield identifiers. Each identifier represents a C-17 landing location in all 24 time zones. The watch itself can show UTC or 'Zulu' time through its adjustable 24-hour hand." The civilian ALT1-W1's special Roto-click internal bezel is operated by the crown at 8'oclock; it uses a mechanism developed by the company (integrating a series of ball-bearings) that allows the user to turn the bezel with a click for each minute.

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Bear Grylls and his watches

I was watching Man vs. Wild on the Discovery Channel the other day and I noticed that Bear was wearing a Breitling Emergency. The image is of the yellow dial version, but on a more recent show he wore a black dial version with a rubber strap. I have also heard that he sometimes wears a Bremont ALT-P and have seen him wear a Tissot T-Touch in the past, as well.

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