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administrator
03-23-2011, 10:36 AM
Direct from Basel, these are all the official photos of the new Bremont BC-SOLO showing the 2 different lume variations on the watches....Enjoy!

Bremont BC-SOLO 'C1'
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii229/piersberry/Bremont/Solo_C1_wg.jpg

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii229/piersberry/Bremont/Solo_C1_bg.jpg

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii229/piersberry/Bremont/Solo_C1_3_4_wg.jpg

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii229/piersberry/Bremont/Solo_C1_3_4.jpg

Bremont BC-SOLO 'C3'
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii229/piersberry/Bremont/Solo_C3_wg.jpg

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii229/piersberry/Bremont/Solo_C3_bg.jpg

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii229/piersberry/Bremont/Solo_C3_3_4_wg.jpg

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii229/piersberry/Bremont/Solo_C3_3_4_bg.jpg

Fiery
03-23-2011, 10:51 AM
Thank you for the pictures. It looks like a simple yet handsome watch. I'm surprised to see "London" there on the dial. Maybe Bremont is slowly moving its production to England, and will eventually become a 100% "Made in the UK" brand?

Is it still 43mm? I suppose it has a new movement (since there's no day of week display), based on maybe the ETA 2824 or 2892? Will it have a bracelet option?

BTW, since this looks like a direct competitor to IWC Mark XVI, I wonder if the price will be lower or higher than the price tag of Mark XVI ;)

blackbadger
03-23-2011, 10:53 AM
Really elegant! Clean, and organized, very architectural feel. Me likey likey

administrator
03-23-2011, 10:54 AM
Hi Tamas

Yes it's 43mm and based on the BC-S2 sizes. Because it shares the same barrel etc as the S2 the existing bracelet will fit perfectly (I've tried a bracelet on an S2 and believe me it totally transforms the watch).
Very exciting - We'll have some video footage and on the wrist photos of this baby to share early next week as well!

GingerMagician
03-23-2011, 10:57 AM
The Bremont feed on Facebook says 2550 RRP - couldn't tell you offhand how that compares to the IWC

Alt1tude
03-23-2011, 11:00 AM
For me, I prefer the C3 'cream' dial markings / lume. Totally love the hands! I bet they will glow like crazy and nice to see a Bremont with a minimal date...

Now this watch would look amazing on a sand canvas strap... :)

Along with the MBII and U2 stainless steel - there's enough choice for the right 'look' for anyone to choose from and the price is an extra added bonus. Excellent stuff!

Fiery
03-23-2011, 11:01 AM
The Bremont feed on Facebook says 2550 RRP - couldn't tell you offhand how that compares to the IWC
Thanks. On leather strap the IWC Mark XVI costs US$3500, which should be roughly the same price tag in the UK as the Solo. Quite bold pricing from Bremont, especially with the "London" on the dial ;) But I like their attitude!

Alt1tude
03-23-2011, 11:03 AM
The Bremont feed on Facebook says 2550 RRP - couldn't tell you offhand how that compares to the IWC

I think the IWC is around 2,750 (SO MORE IN THE UK) for Mark XVI .... But that is 39mm... the same as the Bremont BC-F1 range. I know which one I'd prefer, but maybe I'm being biased!

Fiery
03-23-2011, 11:12 AM
I think the IWC is around 2,750 (SO MORE IN THE UK) for Mark XVI .... But that is 39mm... the same as the Bremont BC-F1 range. I know which one I'd prefer, but maybe I'm being biased!

Don't get me wrong, I too would much prefer the Solo over the Mark XVI (or any other IWC for that matter). But what popped into my head right away when I saw the pictures above: this Bremont watch looks a lot closer to an IWC Pilot's Watch than ever before. Pricing is very close, looks are very close, and the Solo has no such unique features as the MB (anti-shock, colourful barrel) or the U-2 (anti-shock, DLC). But the Solo has bigger case and COSC in its favor, as compared to the Mark XVI. And I somehow like the British ties of the Bremont, it's refreshing after the literally hundreds of newcomer, boring Swiss brands.

Dragon Boy
03-23-2011, 12:01 PM
i like it !!

london made............43mm......ok !

very legible.....

will try it next monday in Basel.........

thanks for sharing....

Alt1tude
03-23-2011, 12:02 PM
And I somehow like the British ties of the Bremont, it's refreshing after the literally hundreds of newcomer, boring Swiss brands.

Couldn't agree with you more.... From a commercial viewpoint I think it'll be a strong seller for Bremont - Because it ticks all the boxes - So someone wanting to invest in the brand this is a great choice. If you imagine someone wanting a 'classic' pilot style watch and they only have budget for a BC-S2 - then they might typically go for something like an IWC because they might find the BC-S2 too quirky and the U2 / MBII too expensive - so this is a great choice for a potential customer I think.

Plus we know that for the price, you are getting a COSC chronometer (the IWC is not) clear caseback, case hardening etc etc.... It really is in leagues a better investment than the IWC!

Fiery
03-23-2011, 12:54 PM
Timezone posted the Solo in its BaselWorld 2011 coverage:

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=msg&th=1618501&start=0&rid=94183

High-res photos inside ;)

GingerMagician
03-23-2011, 01:13 PM
Does anyone else think the minute and second hands look a little short for the dial?

Alt1tude
03-23-2011, 02:23 PM
Having now looked at the hi-res photos, I love the look of the applied indexes - this is something that has to be seen in person I think! Didn't spot it before but those raised markers look very cool!

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii229/piersberry/applied-indexes.jpg

Noodlefish
03-24-2011, 03:48 PM
Does anyone else think the minute and second hands look a little short for the dial?

Hands are the same length as the U2 and MB2 by the looks of things. Moving the minute track to the rehaut has made them appear smaller. The other thing that makes the hands look smaller than they *actually* are, is the black outline to each hand. Bit of an optical illusion. Rolex uses it on the orange hand Explorer II (at the base of the hands) and calls them "phantom hands". In this case, the black makes the hands appear smaller...

I agree with Piers re the applied markers. Impressive stuff. Looking forward to seeing it.

rockmonkey77
03-29-2011, 06:11 PM
Great looking watch. Gotta say I prefer the white markers from the photos. Might be different in the flesh though.

t1nhoo
04-10-2011, 08:57 PM
This could be easily be my first Bremont

AndyMilts
04-11-2011, 07:31 AM
Looks very cool, like to aged Lume, are the production versions going to say london or is that just the Prototypes?

jon
04-11-2011, 09:22 AM
The more I see of the Solo the more it grows on me, think Ill have to see it on first though.