Insider: Bremont ALT1-Z Zulu. In Memoriam to Our Friend Jon.

Bremont is a British company producing beautifully engineered chronometers in Henley on Thames, England. Bremont watches similar to Bell & Ross are inspired by aircraft instruments and the art of flying. Bremont watches are manufactured to a very high specification and every watch has a chronometer certification. The Bremont ALT1-Z Zulu line was designed with aviators and world travelers in mind. Z stands for 'Zulu Time' and allows the wearer to display local time together with the official world time standard - Universal Time Coordinated—UTC—, Greenwich Mean Time—GMT—, or even Zulu time—Z. UTC—replaced GMT in 1972— is now used as the standard clock of choice for international reference time in communications, military, aviation, maritime and other activities that cross time zones. This is one of the primary reasons why the Bremont ALT1-Z  has become the watch of choice for the professionals involved in these activities, including many Military Squadrons. 

This watch is fitted with a modified calibre 13 1/4” BE-54AE automatic chronometer with 28,800bph, 42-hour power reserve and a Bremont moulded and decorated rotor. The chronograph keeps track of hours/minutes/seconds for up to 12 hours in three chrono counters, the watch has a date aperture at 3 o'clock and a 24-hour UTC hand for a second time zone. 

The case is made of a hardened stainless steel Bremont Trip Tick® construction with scratch resistant PVD treated case barrel. Case diameter 43mm, lug width of 22mm and a thickness of 16mm. The ALT1-Z Zulu is fitted with a display case back a patented bi-directional Roto-Click® bezel operated by a crown at 8 o'clock and a domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal waterproof to 100m/300ft.

After finishing this review and post, we found out that our watch lifestyler and friend Jon—the owner of this piece, had passed in a fatal car accident. Rest in peace.

We dedicate this post to his memory, friendship, family and love for watches.  

For more info on this watch click here. 


Posted on April 1, 2013 and filed under Other Brands.