Building on the partnership that Bremont has with the America’s Cup and Oracle Team USA, the British watch company announced the addition of four new chronograph Regatta timepieces into their collection for Baselworld 2016. Two more classic looking watches under the Bremont Regatta America's Cup name and two sportier models under the Regatta Oracle Team USA name. From left to right, the official names for the watches are: Bremont Regatta OTUSA White, Bremont Regatta AC Stainless Steel, Bremont Regatta OTUSA Black and Bremont Regatta AC Rose Gold.
The new Baselworld 2016 Bremont Regatta Oracle Team USA will be produced in both black and white dial variants and a limited edition of 235 pieces of each watch will be made. The new Bremont Regatta Oracle Team USA watch movements have been designed to show a numerical 15 minute display countdown and a 5 minute start time.
Furthermore, the watches come with a 12-hour chronograph and a date function which is not only hard to integrate altogether but is also rarely seen on Regatta movements.
On the other hand, the Bremont Regatta AC —America's Cup— timepieces, available in 18K rose gold and hardened polished stainless steel, boast a more classical look and an adapted movement to make the countdown timer better suited to the more refined dial design. Their white dial with Arabic numerals combined with the blued steel hands and polished case options tie them in beautifully with the rest of the America’s Cup watch series. Bremont will be producing 235 pieces of the Regatta America's Cup watches in stainless steel and only 135 pieces in 18K rose gold.
In addition, this line bears historical significance because high-grade carbon fiber from the winning 2013 Oracle Team USA AC72 yacht will be incorporated into each of the crowns. The carbon fiber, taken from the AC72 yacht foils, was used to defend the 2013 America’s Cup
and defeat Emirates Team New Zealand. This victory was one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history which saw Oracle Team USA claw back from being 7 points down and just 1 race win away from defeat. The team had to win 8 consecutive races to defend the oldest trophy in international sport; they will be attempting the ‘three-peat’ in the 2017 final for the 35th America’s Cup.
All four watches are fitted with a very wearable and bold case measuring 43 mm in diameter with a lug width of 22 mm. While the Bremont Regatta America's Cup pieces have a more classic look with a smooth bezel and mirror polished cases, the sportier Bremont Regatta America's Cup Regatta Oracle Team USA are available with a satin-brushed titanium case with bi-directional rotating bezel with superluminova, BremontTrip-Tick construction with scratch resistant DLC treated case barrel and Oracle Team USA AC72 foil material integrated into the crown.
The beating heart inside the new Bremont Regatta America's Cup and Regatta Oracle Team USA Limited Edition Timepieces is a custom automatic movement equipped with 25 jewels, custom Bremont oscillating weight and a 42-hour power reserve. The movement is equipped with a 15-minute regatta timer and is C.O.S.C chronometer tested and certified. The movement is fully visible via the display case back.
With the exception of the 18K rose model, all watches are equipped with a Temple Island rubber strap and titanium pin buckle. The rubber strap is very soft and comfortable and from far away makes the watches look like as if they were on a nice matte calf strap. While the Bremont Regatta AC Stainless Steel sports a blue rubber strap, the Bremont Regatta OTUSA come with a black one. The 18K rose gold model is supplied with a brown alligator strap with matching 18K rose gold pin buckle.
On the wrist, all four watches wear true to their size and very comfortably. Of course the wrist presence is completely different depending on the model. While the Regatta OTUSA models are sportier and they wear extremely eye-catching, the Regatta AC models are very classic looking, elegant and under the radar. Our personal favorites are the Regatta OTUSA White and the Regatta AC Rose gold. All models with the exception of the 18K rose gold Regatta AC —135 piece limited edition— will be available in a 235-piece limited edition.
Sticker Price $6,895 USD for both Regatta OTUSA and Regatta AC Steel and $15,895 for Regatta AC Rose Gold. For more info on Bremont click here.