Bremont launched its Solo collection, inspired by pilots’ watches from the 1940s, in 2011. This year, the line expands with the addition of a new white-dial model, which accompanies the original black-dial version, and a smaller version with a 37-mm diameter case.
Like its predecessor, the new white-dial Solo is housed in a 43-mm three-piece steel case, whose design Bremont refers to as “Trip-Tick,” and powered by a modified ETA 2836 movement that the company has named BE-36AE. The movement has been chronometer-certified. The case undergoes a special hardening process at Bremont’s workshop in England that gives it a hardness of over 2,000 Vickers, and renders it seven times more scratch resistant than normal watch-grade steel.
The other watch, nicknamed Solo-37, is the smallest timepiece that Bremont has yet produced, and the company sees it appealing primarily to women. Like the larger models, it has a mechanical chronometer movement and a “Trip-Tick” case, available with various finishes. The Solo-37 is available with a white dial and either a stainless steel or 18k rose-gold top bezel. The white dial is available with either applied silver or rose-gold-colored indices. There is also a black-dial version, with white indices, available. All watches in the Solo collection have domed sapphire crystals with nine layers of hardened non-reflective coating on each side and sapphire exhibition casebacks. All are water-resistant to 100 meters.
The 43-mm Bremont Solo retails for $4,100; the Solo 37 models range from $3,950 to $5,450.
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