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Alt1tude
03-03-2013, 09:57 AM
I've had a couple more people drop out overnight now that I'm collecting order forms off people - So have contacted people who are interested.

Once I have heard back I will reopen the registration system again. It is likely that this may be switched on and off over the next week depending on who confirms and not.

To make this easier, all I can say is:

- Don't register unless you intend to fully go through with buying the watch (Payment will be taken week commencing 11th March)
- Don't PM me requesting serial numbers or asking to swap. All of the low serial numbers have gone for the moment and most of those have been confirmed.

** Anyone who hasn't confirmed their order by 11th March will loose their reservation! - so don't delay and get those forms back in **

Thank you all!

Baggie68
03-03-2013, 05:42 PM
If you could add me to the waiting list for cancellations.

Thanks

Alt1tude
03-03-2013, 05:51 PM
If you could add me to the waiting list for cancellations.

Thanks

I've sent you an email

Baggie68
03-03-2013, 06:21 PM
I've replied to your mail.

Any problems let me know.

Thanks :-)

Alt1tude
03-03-2013, 06:49 PM
I've replied to your mail.

Any problems let me know.

Thanks :-)

Thank you - No. 24 is yours!

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We're currently all reserved again just waiting on confirmation on two reservations from today.

chipbutty55
03-03-2013, 07:38 PM
Just out of curiosity Piers, what is the ratio of DLC - SS at the minute, still 20-10 or has that changed?

Alt1tude
03-03-2013, 07:55 PM
Just out of curiosity Piers, what is the ratio of DLC - SS at the minute, still 20-10 or has that changed?

its more dlc actually - I can let you know the figures tomorrow but its about 23 dlc to 7 SS

Andyg156
03-03-2013, 08:11 PM
I think the SS is the better looking however I have chosen DLC to standout in my collection.

Jim
03-03-2013, 08:40 PM
SS for me as I already have a dlc supermarine :-)

Woody
03-03-2013, 09:18 PM
I hope they've all been snapped up again Piers (subject to any non-reservals)?!

dougair
03-03-2013, 09:20 PM
Out of curiosity, will the DLC supermarine bracelet fit the SE case?

jwalker9
03-03-2013, 09:52 PM
Out of curiosity, will the DLC supermarine bracelet fit the SE case?

The Supermarine bracelet ends are different than for the rest of the models. Unless you switched out those end pieces to fix to the lugs, it won't fit.

dougair
03-04-2013, 09:24 AM
The Supermarine bracelet ends are different than for the rest of the models. Unless you switched out those end pieces to fix to the lugs, it won't fit.

Shame, I think the DLC SE would look excellent on the DLC bracelet!

Alt1tude
03-05-2013, 09:56 AM
We have a spare watch going if someone is interested. Serial number 18 - One of the people have dropped out. Please email me: hello@alt1tude.bremont.com if you want to reserve this - First come, first served I'm afraid!

Alt1tude
03-05-2013, 12:47 PM
A couple more have come up - So I've reopened the registration system.

Flying B
03-05-2013, 01:00 PM
Sorry to hear that Piers, as much from the perspective that some seem to be mucking you around.

Andyg156
03-05-2013, 01:09 PM
I think it is a pity for those that intially thought they may have had the funds available and now haven't. I expect when these watches are produced and we start posting the photos of the watches on adventures, people may regret not finding the money. Afterall there will only ever be 30. As this website grows along with the Bremont brand the more attractive these watches will be :)

Alt1tude
03-05-2013, 02:03 PM
Sorry to hear that Piers, as much from the perspective that some seem to be mucking you around.

It's no worry. The registration system is automatic, So I just need to reset it - and was expecting some to drop out anyway.

Alt1tude
03-05-2013, 02:10 PM
I think it is a pity for those that intially thought they may have had the funds available and now haven't. I expect when these watches are produced and we start posting the photos of the watches on adventures, people may regret not finding the money. Afterall there will only ever be 30. As this website grows along with the Bremont brand the more attractive these watches will be :)

From the list:

20 have confirmed and are due to go into production
4 need to finalise their order forms, but have communicated with me and are good
3 have dropped out
and 3 have not communicated at all. If these people don't communicate with me at all by Monday 11th March they will loose their reservation :(

G-F
03-05-2013, 03:07 PM
From the list:

20 have confirmed and are due to go into production
4 need to finalise their order forms, but have communicated with me and are good
3 have dropped out
and 3 have not communicated at all. If these people don't communicate with me at all by Monday 11th March they will loose their reservation :(

I don't know where I fit, I never got the form... But I can confirm to you that I won't be dropping out. ;)

Alt1tude
03-05-2013, 03:14 PM
I don't know where I fit, I never got the form... But I can confirm to you that I won't be dropping out. ;)

Don't worry G-F You're in! (I have emailed the form to you though ;-))

Urufu
03-05-2013, 03:50 PM
Agreed and well said Jon- some right pompous shite being written on here about this - !!

Alt1tude
03-05-2013, 05:06 PM
Maybe some people had very good reasons and decided to drop out sooner rather than later to give other people a chance. Perhaps they would still love to have one of these but decided that due to an unforseen change in circumstances decided that the sensible option was to pull out as feeding the kids was more important. Sorry rant over, nothing personal, just sometimes its not always black and white!

I don't blame anyone for dropping out. The reservation system allows people to reserve a watch for a period of time with no commitment on having to pay for it. The next stage (collecting the order sheets for Bremont) is when people need to commit as the stage after that is a phone call from Bremont requesting money!

I think the whole reservation system was a fair and (on me) easy system to manage and I always expected there to be some drop out... so really no hard feelings if people can't see it through! and lets face it... most of us already have one bremont at least already!

Flying B
03-05-2013, 10:59 PM
Urufu, who rattled your cage? If you are referring to my post expressing sympathy for Piers to the extent that anyone had reserved a watch and then not followed through, some not having even replied to his follow up, then what would you call that sort of behaviour? Meets my definition of messing someone about. Luckily, it has not caused Piers too much of a problem - good. If you have different view, please go ahead and express it by all means, but it might be more compelling and in keeping with the nature of the forum if you avoided pointless abuse.

Alt1tude
03-06-2013, 06:32 AM
A couple more dropping out last night, but a couple more reservations but no.2 is now available :)

Andyg156
03-06-2013, 08:25 AM
Urufu, who rattled your cage? If you are referring to my post expressing sympathy for Piers to the extent that anyone had reserved a watch and then not followed through, some not having even replied to his follow up, then what would you call that sort of behaviour? Meets my definition of messing someone about. Luckily, it has not caused Piers too much of a problem - good. If you have different view, please go ahead and express it by all means, but it might be more compelling and in keeping with the nature of the forum if you avoided pointless abuse.


What is it this week, everyone on PMT!
Seems you haven't read the thread through properly (The Posts that I believe caused the hassle have since vanished) however I doubt your post was the one Jon initially referred too that Utufu acknowledged.
However on the whole i find this internet abuse quite irritating and I have started to consider retracting my order of the watch. I don't think I want a watch that symbolises arrogance and I am fairly positive that Piers hasn't arranged for this watch to cause any friction within the Alt1tude community.
Lets just put things in order and stop all these fractious messages.

Alt1tude
03-06-2013, 08:30 AM
Yes guys, please don't argue over this! [ It's only a watch ;) ]

As I said before, it's usual for this to happen - especially if no payment is made.

However a couple of people drop out, a couple more register... so no loss!

However there are still 3 people who registered last Friday who haven't communicated with me on this... so unless I receive some form of communication in the next 24 hours I will remove their registrations to allow more people the opportunity to buy the watch... What's more important to me is the watch is available to people who want to buy it rather than holding for people who aren't communicating!

Alt1tude
03-06-2013, 09:00 AM
Update:

Currently 2 remaining watches (After some serial swapping!): #24 and #27

Confirmed orders: 20

Unconfirmed orders: 8 (Of these though I've communicated with and most are committed)

Andyg156
03-06-2013, 09:06 AM
Thanks for sitrep, I have noticed the number swapping, nearly on par with Bingo :)

Alt1tude
03-06-2013, 09:10 AM
Thanks for sitrep, I have noticed the number swapping, nearly on par with Bingo :)

Yep one lucky person got #2 this morning

Andyg156
03-06-2013, 09:19 AM
No 1 or 30 could be available and I wouldn't flicker an interest, I have No 20 which means far more to me :)

Jim
03-06-2013, 10:17 AM
13 for me, unlucky for some!

Alt1tude
03-07-2013, 09:14 AM
Update 7 March:

24 confirmations

3 awaiting forms

1 non communication ( They will likely be cancelled!)

So I think we'll be left with 3 remaining before the order forms go in

Urufu
03-07-2013, 10:04 AM
You're 100% correct Andy...Flying B got completely the wrong end of the stick....:) My comments referred to others taking a stance on here (since deleted) on the circumstances of others that they do not know nor know nothing about...I am delighted the watch has sold so well so quickly, will be sorting my preferences with Piers in a few mins, and that's my business with him. If others haven't been able to follow through, or been unable to communicate why just yet, then that's their business and I wouldn't comment on that!!!

chipbutty55
03-07-2013, 10:15 AM
Update 7 March:

24 confirmations

3 awaiting forms

1 non communication ( They will likely be cancelled!)

So I think we'll be left with 3 remaining before the order forms go in

Have you got yourself one Piers??

jwalker9
03-07-2013, 10:24 AM
Have you got yourself one Piers??

He better have! SS Piers due to your DLC U2? #00 would be appropriate.

Jim
03-07-2013, 10:41 AM
I don't think he has got one.

Andyg156
03-07-2013, 10:50 AM
Maybe he is holding out for the final proof / demo version. However I would like to see it kept in the London Boutique as a pointer to this forum :)

chipbutty55
03-07-2013, 10:58 AM
I don't think he has got one.

Maybe we should all chip in and see if we can help get him one? Not assuming he can't afford it but just thinking if we put in a little more each he could get a discounted one - might be a nice touch seeing as he has put an awful lot of work into this?
Any thoughts?

Alt1tude
03-07-2013, 11:14 AM
Maybe we should all chip in and see if we can help get him one? Not assuming he can't afford it but just thinking if we put in a little more each he could get a discounted one - might be a nice touch seeing as he has put an awful lot of work into this?
Any thoughts?

No need at all! I will see if I can get my hands on a prototype. Even if that's redialing my current DLC U2. Save your money chaps!

Andyg156
03-07-2013, 11:15 AM
Maybe we should all chip in and see if we can help get him one? Not assuming he can't afford it but just thinking if we put in a little more each he could get a discounted one - might be a nice touch seeing as he has put an awful lot of work into this?
Any thoughts?
If I was working I'd say yes, as it is a lovely idea. Maybe Bremont could give him a very special deal and let One go at cost, after all 29 watches going at full price is some good hard in coming cash for them :)

Andyg156
03-14-2013, 10:05 AM
When these last three getting snapped up. We all know the pre release demo photographs never do justice to the true looks of a Bremont watch.

Alt1tude
03-14-2013, 10:11 AM
When these last three getting snapped up. We all know the pre release demo photographs never do justice to the true looks of a Bremont watch.

Andy, there are actually 5 left now - a couple more have dropped out. I've updated the system now to reflect these last few remaining numbers.

I'm guessing that once photos of these are done there will be a last minute scramble!

chipbutty55
03-14-2013, 11:09 AM
Andy, there are actually 5 left now - a couple more have dropped out. I've updated the system now to reflect these last few remaining numbers.

I'm guessing that once photos of these are done there will be a last minute scramble!

What's the sort of time-frame for photos to be produced Piers, any idea?

Andyg156
03-14-2013, 11:15 AM
From my experience when watches are being produced so be end of May/Early Jun.

Bc321
03-14-2013, 12:20 PM
I spoke to Bremont yesterday when placing my deposit and they said early summer is what is scheduled.

Jim
03-21-2013, 09:10 PM
Are the final 5 remaining going to hold up production at all? Or will they be sold through other channels?

Alt1tude
03-21-2013, 10:08 PM
Are the final 5 remaining going to hold up production at all? Or will they be sold through other channels?

Not at all.
Out of the 25, 20 have paid and we're still waiting for those final 5.

I suspect the first 20 will be done first then the last 10 done later - it reallly depends on when the money is collected if paid in time then i suspect 25 will be done in one batch.

The watches will only be sold via the forum but i guess the boutique may carry a prototype, nbut again ordering done via here.

so no hold ups for the people that have paid that is!

chipbutty55
03-21-2013, 10:12 PM
Good news!! I can't wait to get my hands on mine, my trusty MBII needs as rest!!

Alt1tude
03-30-2013, 12:57 PM
2 More reservations made today :)

Now only 3 left...

However 4-5 people who reserved...still need to pay their deposits (You know who you are!)

chipbutty55
03-30-2013, 01:11 PM
Great news!! How many SS to DLC now Piers?

Alt1tude
03-30-2013, 04:50 PM
I'll have to check the latest numbers, the latest two reservations were stainless steel so I guess it's starting to level out.

Regards

Piers

Alt1tude
04-05-2013, 08:24 AM
We've had a few more registrations in the past couple of days and one dropping out... so at the moment there is only 1 left. However 2 people haven't confirmed with Bremont and unless they do within the next 24 hours they will loose their reservation! [ Also to note, these people WON'T be allowed to reserve another watch ].

Andyg156
04-05-2013, 11:33 AM
Strong but a Fair stance from Bremont IMO, afterall individuals have had plenty of opportunity to pay the deposit.

Bc321
04-05-2013, 12:55 PM
Glad to hear they are finally selling out! Now I sit here like a kid on Christmas wondering where my watch is!!!

Alt1tude
04-05-2013, 09:09 PM
Strong but a Fair stance from Bremont IMO, afterall individuals have had plenty of opportunity to pay the deposit.

No Andy, its down to me not Bremont. Sorry but two extra watches going back up for sale as of tomorrow morning!

Andyg156
04-05-2013, 10:23 PM
Piers, hats off to you then

chipbutty55
04-06-2013, 11:47 AM
Has the manufacturing of these started yet Piers do you know? Just wondered if there were any bits we could get a glimpse of?
You never know, a couple of teasing photos of some actual pieces may help get the last ones sold!!

Alt1tude
04-08-2013, 09:41 AM
Has the manufacturing of these started yet Piers do you know? Just wondered if there were any bits we could get a glimpse of?
You never know, a couple of teasing photos of some actual pieces may help get the last ones sold!!

Nothing as yet - We'll obviously need to wait for the dials and rotors to be produced I don't know how long it will take but will try and get an update - Also better confirmation on actual delivery / assembly.

Andyg156
04-09-2013, 02:07 PM
Are we taking it that all deposits are now paid and only one watch available?

Alt1tude
04-10-2013, 05:47 AM
Are we taking it that all deposits are now paid and only one watch available?

Not quite....Reserved yes, but I think we have about 2-3 no commitments and a 2-3 late payers...!

Andyg156
04-10-2013, 07:03 AM
Shame, as one of those SE numbers might be one someone might have preferred.

Alt1tude
04-10-2013, 08:35 AM
I'll come back with a definite list today as still chasing some confirmations.

This would have been easier if reservation had included credit card payment for deposit I think!

Andyg156
04-10-2013, 09:03 AM
That would have been the easier to manage option and most probably the fairer way on us wanting to get the number we wanted. I was fortunate to be online when reservations just became available, by time I clicked on there was no number under 5 available, but I got the number I wanted so was happy.
Take lessons learnt onto when you arrange another SE (mmm 10th Anniversary .) )

Alt1tude
04-10-2013, 10:37 AM
Okay, here's the latest....Another dropped out today...

Total number of watches: 30
Total paid deposits: 22
Reserved / awaiting payment: 2
Reserve / awaiting confirmation: 4
Watches free: 2

Of the 22....

11 DLC
10 SS
1 UNDECIDED

G-F
04-23-2013, 05:54 PM
Any news on the production? Any update on when the first watches could be available? Anything at this point would be good.

:)

Alt1tude
04-24-2013, 08:26 AM
Any news on the production? Any update on when the first watches could be available? Anything at this point would be good.

:)

Hi Jeff

All I have had from Bremont is that it's due for 'Summer' release... So I would suspect June / July as a guess.

Once they're all back from presenting new watches I'll try and get a more accurate update as they are no doubt going to be mega busy with the Basel party and impending LE launch.

Andyg156
04-24-2013, 10:32 AM
Only one watch remaining i now see, great news. Hope all deposits have now been paid, as it frustrates me, knowing there have been others with an extra 1800 in their accounts making interest while saying they are committed to buy. That is my soap box whinge for the day!

Alt1tude
04-24-2013, 01:21 PM
Only one watch remaining i now see, great news. Hope all deposits have now been paid, as it frustrates me, knowing there have been others with an extra 1800 in their accounts making interest while saying they are committed to buy. That is my soap box whinge for the day!

Not quite

I need to do another check up. I think there's 3 / 4 left

Once these get built / photographed and worn I wonder how many people will rush get the final ones...

We were originally going to produce more of these, but I think 30 was the right number!

Andyg156
04-24-2013, 02:27 PM
30 seems the perfect number, enough to be be virtually all sold prior to being made and enough to feel as we have something limited. I am looking to have another Bremont which I can take on adventures and post some photos.
I am fairly positive that as your site gains further subscribers inline with the growth of Bremont these will be a much sort after watch (especially with the dial currently being unique in design)

Jim
04-26-2013, 07:05 AM
An invite to the code breaker launch party would be a nice add on for us altitude purchasers.... :-D

Watchfellow
04-26-2013, 11:49 AM
I am completing my order form. The email specified a deposit of ",800". This should have been 1800, correct?

Is the strap shown with the DLC the dark gray or the the black?

Thanks
Charles

Watchfellow
04-26-2013, 11:51 AM
Also, is there a side-view photo of the SE available?

Alt1tude
04-26-2013, 12:05 PM
I am completing my order form. The email specified a deposit of ",800". This should have been 1800, correct?

Is the strap shown with the DLC the dark gray or the the black?

Thanks
Charles

Hi Charles

I've emailed you - yes it was my mistake - 1,800 first payment.

In the photos:

this is the black strap:

http://alt1tude.bremont.com/se/img/carousel-04.jpg

and this is the dark grey:

http://alt1tude.bremont.com/se/img/carousel-01.jpg

In terms of side profile, there isn't a shot - but it's best to look at the original Bremont U2 DLC here which shows a similar side profile:

http://www.bremont.com/assets/watches/us-side.png

Watchfellow
04-26-2013, 02:04 PM
Hi Charles

I've emailed you - yes it was my mistake - 1,800 first payment.

In the photos:

this is the black strap:

http://alt1tude.bremont.com/se/img/carousel-04.jpg

and this is the dark grey:

http://alt1tude.bremont.com/se/img/carousel-01.jpg

In terms of side profile, there isn't a shot - but it's best to look at the original Bremont U2 DLC here which shows a similar side profile:

http://www.bremont.com/assets/watches/us-side.png

Thank you, Piers

Is it Bremont selling these or ALT1TUDE? Or a joint effort?

Alt1tude
04-26-2013, 02:31 PM
Thank you, Piers

Is it Bremont selling these or ALT1TUDE? Or a joint effort?

Bremont are selling these direct to customers. I am retailing them for bremont via the forum

Watchfellow
04-30-2013, 06:59 PM
Bremont are selling these direct to customers. I am retailing them for bremont via the forum

I am excited about this limited edition watch. If I am understanding things correctly, Bremont is waiting for all 30 to be claimed before beginning production?

A more vague kind of question that just occurred to me: in the Bremont catalogue, they seem to show all their watches, even limited edition ones that are sold out (and are marked sold out in the catalogue). I am wondering what the status of this SE will be for Bremont. In other words, will this SE become part of Bremont's publicly (website, catalogue, etc) presented collection?

Thanks
Charles

jwalker9
04-30-2013, 09:45 PM
Charles,

I'll attempt to answer this one as best as I can. This SE is a Forum Special Edition to recognize and embrace the loyal Bremont enthusiasts who participate in this particular Bremont forum. It's design was based off of suggestions from forum members, along with Bremont, who helped to put together a watch consistent with their design standards. You won't see it published in a Bremont catalog or on the Bremont website, as its sort of a low-key, celebration piece in low numbers. There has been one other forum watch to date, the MB 1.5 from the ATG Bremont Forum, which was 20 pieces, I believe. I will say there is another ATG SE in development, the S2 SE, but that project seems to have hit a stall.

There have been 10 Selfridges MBII's and 30 TWG MBII's, as well as 2 made for Fly Navy Heritage Trust in blue barrel. These are all special, low production pieces, none of which were highlighted in any Bremont literature.
This watch, and the above mentioned are not the Limited Edition pieces which you are referencing from Bremonts website ( EP120, P51, Victory, U2 LE, Codebreaker, etc). There are all sorts of other special editions, mainly for military squadrons, but also the MW ALT1-P, Leander, and Ecurie Ecosse. The ALT1TUDE SE will be more similar in production and publication to those pieces.

Hope that helps.

Jeremy

G-F
04-30-2013, 10:42 PM
I am excited about this limited edition watch. If I am understanding things correctly, Bremont is waiting for all 30 to be claimed before beginning production?


Hi Charles,
Bremont will not wait for the 30 watches to be claimed. They will make all of them. I think I read somewhere that they will make two runs. If the last watch is not sold by the time they start production, that watch will be built and then just sit at Bremont waiting for one lucky folk to claim it.

When I had the chance to buy my MB2 Selfridges edition, it was there waiting at Selfridges unclaimed. It will be the same with this one.

Alt1tude
05-01-2013, 08:04 AM
Hi Charles I have replied to your email concerning this but I think the guys above have pretty much answered the questions.

From my perspective- the watch has been sold direct to customer from Bremont and has only been retailed via this forum no other store or outlet.

With this in mind communication about the watch will only be restricted to ALT1TUDE (From Bremont's perspective) and there is a very good reason for this; Bremont needs to serve it's retail network and 'consumer' releases as a priority whereas this is a small project / limited run. You can only imagine the frustration if Bremont communicated a limited edition that was only available exclusively from one place (here) and was also sold out... This would be misleading to consumers and frustrating to retailers.

The military projects are worked in the same way; they are not communicated about however the military angle gives kudos to the brand and often spawns consumer versions such as the B2 and World Timer.

In my mind, Bremont will make as many watches as have paid for / ordered in the first batch then the remaining watches will be made when the last batch is produced (This may actually only be 2-3 remaining watches). I can assure you though, that given the design is totally unique, the use of the military mascot this edition is likely to be a 'must have' to collectors in a few years time!

G-F
05-01-2013, 11:40 AM
I can assure you though, that given the design is totally unique, the use of the military mascot this edition is likely to be a 'must have' to collectors in a few years time!

Well if the rarity and desirability is anywhere close to the Breitling-Felix and Rolex-Felix SE, it will be indeed a very collectable watch! :D
And as I plan to never ever sell mine, that's one less that could its way on the used market. ;)
Final thought, I chased a MB1.5 SE from ATG for a while, when one finally showed up, it was not in pristine condition at all, but the seller could quickly sell it for a very nice price.

Alt1tude
05-01-2013, 04:16 PM
Okay I've had a clean out of all the reservations we have no confirmation and or payment - so there are 5 left.

Andyg156
05-01-2013, 04:26 PM
Piers you have been extremely patient with those 4 who have either been messing you about or fantasying about buying one. I commend you on this action, lets hope these go to wanting owners.

Alt1tude
05-05-2013, 06:51 AM
6 now available after someone couldn't make up their mind!

chipbutty55
05-06-2013, 08:50 AM
Any production news/photos to wow us with yet Piers??

Alt1tude
05-07-2013, 05:32 AM
Any production news/photos to wow us with yet Piers??

nothing yet! As soon as there us you'll be the first to know!!!

Andyg156
05-13-2013, 11:08 AM
Hi,
Would be nice to get an update letting us know when we are expecting to have to pay our final 50%, now mid May and at present May/Jun still advertised as expected window.
Many thanks

Alt1tude
05-13-2013, 12:10 PM
Hi,
Would be nice to get an update letting us know when we are expecting to have to pay our final 50%, now mid May and at present May/Jun still advertised as expected window.
Many thanks

Andy, I'll send a message in and let you know. Hopefully they'll be able to provide a decent update!

aardvarkbark
05-20-2013, 01:55 PM
Hello, first post here. Having been utterly disappointed by this years offerings at SIHH and Basel, I was researching (no offense I hope) lesser known brands and came upon Bremont. Looked at every offering on their site and saw nothing other than the Victory that appealed to me, but it is ridiculously expensive IMO (but what a great dial lay out). Googling 'Bremont,' I found you guys and this sub-forum and your SE. What a brilliant design! The anthracite dial will be a welcome addition to my collection, should pair well with the anthracite barrel and helps the black hands stand out more than if on a black dial. The dial design is so very clean and uncluttered with only the two words, the stick indices and that great Felix graphic. The yellow and red are used in perfect quantity IMO. Frankly, the only thing I'd have changed would have been to use the fully-lumed hour hand as on the Solo. Reading the orginal thread from Jan where you all offered numerous and sometimes conflicting suggestions, I'm surprised that this resulted, but for me, it's better than any of their current offerings, so hearty congratulations are in order. Speaking of order, I reserved mine yesterday, and like some of you, look forward to photos and updates.

chipbutty55
05-20-2013, 02:05 PM
Hello, first post here. Having been utterly disappointed by this years offerings at SIHH and Basel, I was researching (no offense I hope) lesser known brands and came upon Bremont. Looked at every offering on their site and saw nothing other than the Victory that appealed to me, but it is ridiculously expensive IMO (but what a great dial lay out). Googling 'Bremont,' I found you guys and this sub-forum and your SE. What a brilliant design! The anthracite dial will be a welcome addition to my collection, should pair well with the anthracite barrel and helps the black hands stand out more than if on a black dial. The dial design is so very clean and uncluttered with only the two words, the stick indices and that great Felix graphic. The yellow and red are used in perfect quantity IMO. Frankly, the only thing I'd have changed would have been to use the fully-lumed hour hand as on the Solo. Reading the orginal thread from Jan where you all offered numerous and sometimes conflicting suggestions, I'm surprised that this resulted, but for me, it's better than any of their current offerings, so hearty congratulations are in order. Speaking of order, I reserved mine yesterday, and like some of you, look forward to photos and updates.

Firstly, welcome to the forum mate and congrats on your new purchase, lets hope they look even better in the flesh!! Did you go for SS or DLC and which strap?? Do tell...:cool:

Alt1tude
05-20-2013, 06:57 PM
it's better than any of their current offerings

Welcome!

I believe I still need to email you the confirmation form for this, but the comment is really complimentary and I'm glad you've found Bremont and this forum!

Have fun and when I have some more information / pictures etc of these watches you'll all be the first to know!!

aardvarkbark
05-20-2013, 07:05 PM
Firstly, welcome to the forum mate and congrats on your new purchase, lets hope they look even better in the flesh!! Did you go for SS or DLC and which strap?? Do tell...:cool:

Thanks! I'm getting the SS with grey strap. Frankly, I think it would look better with their dark brown strap and I'm hoping I can convince them to swap it out so I don't have to pay extra for the brown one and just have the grey take up space in my parts drawer. Since I intend to use it as a tool watch, I'd really prefer the ribbed rubber, but I understand that doesn't fit this case well. So, regardless of what strap it comes with, I'll most likely put it on a black/grey striped nato/zulu, possibly the one with the thin red stripes. It would be ideal to find one with black/grey/red/yellow, but I didn't see such during a quick ebay search. Pretty sad that I'm so consumed by the strap choice when the watch itself has yet to even be fabricated.

Alt1tude
05-20-2013, 07:59 PM
Thanks! I'm getting the SS with grey strap. Frankly, I think it would look better with their dark brown strap and I'm hoping I can convince them to swap it out so I don't have to pay extra for the brown one and just have the grey take up space in my parts drawer. Since I intend to use it as a tool watch, I'd really prefer the ribbed rubber, but I understand that doesn't fit this case well. So, regardless of what strap it comes with, I'll most likely put it on a black/grey striped nato/zulu, possibly the one with the thin red stripes. It would be ideal to find one with black/grey/red/yellow, but I didn't see such during a quick ebay search. Pretty sad that I'm so consumed by the strap choice when the watch itself has yet to even be fabricated.

Have a look at my custom canvas straps - these are produced by myself and not Bremont, so would have to be ordered as an extra.

http://alt1tude.bremont.com/forum/t1016/

Regarding the Rubber strap - The best thing to do is to get them to install it for you - the rubber straps do fit - but unless you get them to 'click' into the pin holes they can easily come undone, as they did to one unfortunate member here whilst he was standing at a urinal... He then proceeded to have a mini-meltdown and 'exit' the brand (!)... So I did warn you!

Jim
05-20-2013, 09:36 PM
Congratulations aardvarkbark, this should be a very special watch. I can't wait to get mine.

Bc321
05-21-2013, 12:44 AM
The straps from Piers are really nice! Great quality and you can order in a variety of colors. I have to post some pics of mine on my Alt1-C.

Andyg156
05-21-2013, 01:47 PM
Piers did you pose the question to Bremont?

Alt1tude
05-21-2013, 02:30 PM
Piers did you pose the question to Bremont?

With regard to timings? yes I did and a reminder sent out... still waiting ... I can only do so much!!

Andyg156
05-21-2013, 03:53 PM
With regard to timings? yes I did and a reminder sent out... still waiting ... I can only do so much!!

Yep that's the one, I just wanted confirmation that it hadn't fallen off your radar and you had done the middle man thing. We can't ask anything more from you, balls in their court to keep you informed now.
Thank you
Btw, did you ever manage to find what the first Srl No of the first white solo of batch one was.

Alt1tude
05-22-2013, 08:15 PM
News in from Bremont. The parts for the SE are due in to HQ end of June - so hopefully we'll be looking at a JULY production date. I'll inform you all of the news when I receive it. This has obviously been delayed a bit, but it doesn't sound too serious!

chipbutty55
05-22-2013, 08:26 PM
News in from Bremont. The parts for the SE are due in to HQ end of June - so hopefully we'll be looking at a JULY production date. I'll inform you all of the news when I receive it. This has obviously been delayed a bit, but it doesn't sound too serious!
Thanks for letting us know Piers!! Gives us a bit longer to save.... :D

G-F
05-23-2013, 12:24 AM
Well, it's good to know things are moving forward. :)

chipbutty55
05-28-2013, 08:49 AM
How many are left now Piers? I can't seem to find the link to get on to the ordering page anymore so can't see!!

Bravo73
05-28-2013, 09:33 AM
How many are left now Piers? I can't seem to find the link to get on to the ordering page anymore so can't see!!

4 (Nos 24, 26, 27 & 28)

http://alt1tude.bremont.com/se/

chipbutty55
05-28-2013, 09:36 AM
4 (Nos 24, 26, 27 & 28)

http://alt1tude.bremont.com/se/

Thanks mate!! Nearly all gone then!

Sunray02
06-01-2013, 01:16 PM
Delighted to say that I have recently reserved no. 24 - SS with grey strap. I happen to like things that are colour coordinated and this ticks the right boxes for me. Have also asked Piers to put on order one of his ALT1TUDE SE straps in grey with yellow stitching. Like the rest of you with these lovely watches on order I await with eager anticipation!

chipbutty55
06-01-2013, 04:28 PM
Delighted to say that I have recently reserved no. 24 - SS with grey strap. I happen to like things that are colour coordinated and this ticks the right boxes for me. Have also asked Piers to put on order one of his ALT1TUDE SE straps in grey with yellow stitching. Like the rest of you with these lovely watches on order I await with eager anticipation!

Good on you Bud, great combo and welcome to the SE club!! Can't wait..... :D

G-F
06-02-2013, 12:03 AM
Delighted to say that I have recently reserved no. 24 - SS with grey strap. I happen to like things that are colour coordinated and this ticks the right boxes for me. Have also asked Piers to put on order one of his ALT1TUDE SE straps in grey with yellow stitching. Like the rest of you with these lovely watches on order I await with eager anticipation!

Sunray02, I think you made a great choice! This is a very special watch and just like you said, I can't wait to see it in the flesh. Many times a week I find myself thinking, well today that SE would have been the perfect watch to wear... Hopefully, we'll soon have some pictures to get through the waiting period. :)

Alt1tude
06-02-2013, 08:51 AM
Sunray02, I think you made a great choice! This is a very special watch and just like you said, I can't wait to see it in the flesh. Many times a week I find myself thinking, well today that SE would have been the perfect watch to wear... Hopefully, we'll soon have some pictures to get through the waiting period. :)

Excellent stuff. Only 3 left now!

Not long now until the parts are delivered / ready!

GMYGMT
06-04-2013, 07:04 PM
Hi Everyone...I actually have a question about the dial on the Alt1tude SE watch.

Is the Anthracite dial on the watch similar to that of the Alt1-C or will it be similar to the Globemaster gray dial watch?

Alt1tude
06-04-2013, 08:20 PM
Hi Everyone...I actually have a question about the dial on the Alt1tude SE watch.

Is the Anthracite dial on the watch similar to that of the Alt1-C or will it be similar to the Globemaster gray dial watch?

It's been designed the same as the alt-c anthracite; Brushed vertical strokes on the grey anthracite.

chipbutty55
06-28-2013, 08:21 AM
I see there is only 1 left now - fantastic news :cool:

Sunray02
06-28-2013, 06:45 PM
I see there is only 1 left now - fantastic news :cool:

Come on now chaps, don't be shy. This is your last opportunity to buy one of Britains most exclusive watches, watches that will be seen at the most prestigious events and worn on the wrists of A list celebrities. Hey, you might even see turbohobbit wearing his while conjugating latin verbs in the Savoy Grill!!

Gavin

Alt1tude
06-28-2013, 09:20 PM
Come on now chaps, don't be shy. This is your last opportunity to buy one of Britains most exclusive watches, watches that will be seen at the most prestigious events and worn on the wrists of A list celebrities. Hey, you might even see turbohobbit wearing his while conjugating latin verbs in the Savoy Grill!!

Gavin


We're getting there! I enquired today re: progress.. so still waiting to hear back. I guess they're all still in codebreaker land for the mo.

G-F
06-28-2013, 09:25 PM
After seeing the Codebreaker watch, I have no regrets going with the Alt1tudeSE! ;)

Jim
06-28-2013, 11:03 PM
Can I buy the codebreaker strap for me LE?

Bc321
06-29-2013, 12:16 AM
I would love an update!!!!!! Lets us know what you hear.

Andyg156
06-29-2013, 05:53 AM
I was told by Monica when I was given my codebreaker ration pack that there isn't a date set yet but will be soon.

Alt1tude
07-01-2013, 08:48 AM
I was told by Monica when I was given my codebreaker ration pack that there isn't a date set yet but will be soon.

I haven't dealt with Monica at all on this project - so it's all news to me! I've put a word out on progress so hopefully will have an update this week.

Alt1tude
07-02-2013, 01:29 PM
Update: I should be able to have something VERY exciting with some NEWS on this next MONDAY :) :) :)

chipbutty55
07-02-2013, 01:51 PM
Update: I should be able to have something VERY exciting with some NEWS on this next MONDAY :) :) :)

Excitement builds to fever-pitch...... :D

Thanks for the update Piers!

Sunray02
07-02-2013, 02:28 PM
Update: I should be able to have something VERY exciting with some NEWS on this next MONDAY :) :) :)

The suspense is killing! Is there any chance we will get our SE's made from parts of an original Enigma machine or nails from HMS Victory?
Here's hoping :-)

Gavin

chipbutty55
07-02-2013, 02:39 PM
I've heard there's every chance it may contain some melted down staples from Nick and Giles' stapler (an original model Rexel Meteor no less) that they had when they were at school :D

Here's some fine detail on the stapler so you can see what sort of fine mechanical history you are buying into....


This Rexel Meteor is a half strip stapler which is robust, reliable and an affordable office stapler.

It features a solid metal body with moulded plastic cap and full rubber base to protect your desk surface. 

It also features a handy staple level indicator and has the ability to staple up to 15 sheets at once. 

It will fit staples sizes No 56 and No 16.

aardvarkbark
07-02-2013, 03:11 PM
...watches that will be seen at the most prestigious events and worn on the wrists of A list celebrities.

Well, worn by the first 30 to pony up their payment. I think there are some solid B list celebs included who wish they were A's, maybe hoping this will be just what it takes to nudge them up the ladder.


I've heard there's every chance it may contain some melted down staples from Nick and Giles' stapler (an original model Rexel Meteor no less) that they had when they were at school :D

Here's some fine detail on the stapler so you can see what sort of fine mechanical history you are buying into....


This Rexel Meteor is a half strip stapler which is robust, reliable and an affordable office stapler.

It features a solid metal body with moulded plastic cap and full rubber base to protect your desk surface. 

It also features a handy staple level indicator and has the ability to staple up to 15 sheets at once. 

It will fit staples sizes No 56 and No 16.

Stapler -- the next great complication rage now that tourbillon has been put in everything. Look for stapler-gmt's with both 'power reserve' and 'staples remaining' dial indicators at Basel 2014. Finally, Britain's contribution to horology. And apple is so excited about the iwatch. ppppft.

Alt1tude
07-02-2013, 08:53 PM
We are officially ( or I guess I shouldn't use that word, as this isn't the official forum :) ) down to only ONE se left.

and with that, I hope to post something VERY long awaited on the forum in the next couple of days!

Andyg156
07-03-2013, 04:17 AM
The dial has arrived and you will be taking photos Piers!!

jon
07-03-2013, 08:43 AM
No its the MB2 GMT pics hes been holding onto!

















ONLY JOKING, sorry couldnt resist ;-)

Alt1tude
07-03-2013, 08:52 AM
The dial has arrived and you will be taking photos Piers!!

Incorrect... I will be collecting the PROTOTYPE!

chipbutty55
07-03-2013, 09:10 AM
Incorrect... I will be collecting the PROTOTYPE!
Awesome news - handle with care Piers!!

Andyg156
07-03-2013, 10:32 AM
Incorrect... I will be collecting the PROTOTYPE!

Is it Monday Already!!

Bc321
07-03-2013, 12:16 PM
I can't wait to finally see it!!! SS or DLC for the prototype.... or BOTH???

Alt1tude
07-03-2013, 12:38 PM
I can't wait to finally see it!!! SS or DLC for the prototype.... or BOTH???

I have an SS prototype - but 3 watches are being delivered, the other is a B2 and I have no idea what the third is!

Alt1tude
07-03-2013, 12:40 PM
Is it Monday Already!!

Andy I'm collecting TOMORROW (Thursday).

The watch is ready and only the Henley regatta stands in the way of the 1 mile distance I have to collect it!

chipbutty55
07-03-2013, 01:10 PM
I have an SS prototype - but 3 watches are being delivered, the other is a B2 and I have no idea what the third is!
Intriguing!! Can't wait to see it (and discover what the mystery 3rd watch is!!)

Andyg156
07-03-2013, 01:18 PM
Them boat people, just typical ;) thanks for update

Jim
07-03-2013, 01:49 PM
Looking forward to seeing all three! Will we have sneak pics tmrw Piers?

Andyg156
07-03-2013, 01:50 PM
Who is running the stopwatch to time how quick the last watch gets snapped up, once you have posted photos of prototype

Alt1tude
07-03-2013, 02:39 PM
Who is running the stopwatch to time how quick the last watch gets snapped up, once you have posted photos of prototype

LOL it'll be gone within seconds! Never mind there's always a few other SEs floating around needing to be sold :) :)

Alt1tude
07-03-2013, 06:38 PM
Guys here's a quick wrist shot. The watch is AMAZING!

More to follow... Just give me a bit of time to take some quality shots!!

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii229/piersberry/null.jpg

chipbutty55
07-03-2013, 06:47 PM
Guys here's a quick wrist shot. The watch is AMAZING!

More to follow... Just give me a bit of time to take some quality shots!!

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii229/piersberry/null.jpg

Wooo-Hoooooo, that looks awesome. Christmas has come early :D

Let the timer for the last one start.......

Andyg156
07-03-2013, 07:22 PM
Looking v good. Is this the one you hoping to get your hands on for keeps Piers?

Alt1tude
07-03-2013, 08:46 PM
Looking v good. Is this the one you hoping to get your hands on for keeps Piers?

I'm working on it!

Jim
07-03-2013, 09:20 PM
Looks great!

Sunray02
07-03-2013, 09:44 PM
LOL it'll be gone within seconds! Never mind there's always a few other SEs floating around needing to be sold :) :)

The cost of some of these SE's has been mentioned on this forum numerous times. I understand 200 Norton's were made in 2009 /10 and some remain unsold today, I would have thought that marque aficionados would have snapped these up long since - but clearly not. The truth is that the price of these watches helps support Bremont's charitable donations, general business overheads and not inconsiderable sponsorship for events like Henley and Duxford - of course they are going to be expensive and not regarded as particularly good value by people who judge these things purely on the quality of the movement.

As for our own SE you have done a cracking job and we await definitive pictures in due course. I looked at a Codebreaker today (001!) and while it is clearly a fascinating piece with a rich history it does not chime any bells for me. I have absolutly no regrets in ordering an ATL1TUDE.COM SE

Gavin

GMYGMT
07-03-2013, 10:15 PM
Looks great!

Wow, this piece looks amazing! I can't wait to see more photos.

Amazing job Piers! Congrats is definitely in order!

jwalker9
07-03-2013, 10:59 PM
Wow! The yellow, white and anthracite contrast beautifully in the sunlight. This looks even better in the flesh than the mock-up. I really wish I could claim that last one. Congrats to Piers and all the other members who ordered this special piece of hardware.

Sunray02
07-04-2013, 06:30 AM
Wow! The yellow, white and anthracite contrast beautifully in the sunlight. This looks even better in the flesh than the mock-up. I really wish I could claim that last one. Congrats to Piers and all the other members who ordered this special piece of hardware.

It really does look fantastic, I guess the wait will soon be over :-)

Many I take this opportunity to wish all our American friends a very happy 4th of July - have a great Independence Day!