WE’VE lusted for Bremont’s pilot watches for some time.
This here is Bremont’s BC-SOLO watch and it’s on sale for £2,550 – a price which is not completely out of reach.
Giles and Nick (the brothers behind Bremont) say they have always loved the classic pilot watches of the 40’s and explained why they’ve come up with this addition,
“We felt that in our range there was room for a beautifully simple and very traditionally styled pilots watch. We have used applied indexes to give more texture to the dial and have two options of black dials with both white and cream numerals.”
The watch is called the BC-SOLO in reference to the fact that no pilot ever forgets their first solo flight. What’s most striking is that it has features that should really justify a higher price; it’s housed in Bremont’s famed 43mm Trip-Tick three-piece case and powered by the modified BE-36AE movement. Each watch case will also be hardened in the UK to over 2000 Vickers making the case over six times more scratch resistant than normal watch grade steel. The SOLO is also water resistant to 100m (10ATM) and the domed sapphire crystal has nine layers of hardened anti-reflective coating to each side.
Even if our first solo seems like it happend eons ago, the new Bremont SOLO is a great way to celebrate it and have something on our wrist that harks back to those classic pilot watches of the 1940s.