View Full Version : Bremont Solo/WH 43 mm

02-19-2014, 05:29 PM
Let's get the basics out of the way and then talk about what really makes this watch what it is.

43mm case with 22mm lugs
WR 100M
Domed anti-reflective crystal
COSC certified

To me, Bremont is known for two things, 1) CS and 2) Details. My Solo was running 1+ minute slow per day even after wearing it for a couple of weeks. Still in warranty, I contacted Mike Pearson who put me intouch with Emma and Antonia at HQ....long story short: it is now +2 seconds/day for the last week. Good as new as they say

At first glance the Solo is a standard 3 hand layout that is, in reality, anything but standard. When you look closer, the details appear and the appreciation of the "standard" watch leaps to a higher level. For example:

3-piece case that is hardened to 2000 vickers with DLC barrel


Since we're talking about the case, the lugs are Divine


Polished and Raisedsurrounds on the 3, 6, and 9 markers and the 5-min squares catch and reflect the light to add pop to the dial


The Dial is balanced with the date inside the 3 marker that matches the 9 marker, nice touch


The text on the dial is just what you need, not cluttered and not too sparse as to be boring


The 12:00 Triangle marker is raised, too for more depth


Display back shows a nicely finshed/perlaged movement with Blued Screws and engraved Rotor


Domed anti-reflective crystal blends into the case almost seamlessly. Again note the raised makers and how Bremont balanced the date


Lume is Blue for the Solo and is applied to all numbers, indices and 5-min squares. Above average thru the night, not elite, but not weak either


Put the pieces together and you have a brilliant and tough as nails watch that looks as natural at running errands as it does with slacks and a sweater



02-19-2014, 06:40 PM
Good review. The Solo is (today) my favourite of my 3 Bremont watches. The beauty is in the simplicity - although my white version has applied numerals. Without doubt, a very versatile watch.

02-19-2014, 07:26 PM
Thank you, Richard. It's a great companion to my Alt1-C

02-19-2014, 08:25 PM
Yes. The Alt1-C - probably a gap in my Bremont collection.

02-20-2014, 12:29 AM
Fantastic review you've put together for us, Mike! Thanks so much for putting this together. You've really shown off some of the best characteristics of the Solo here.

02-20-2014, 10:13 AM
Yes. The Alt1-C - probably a gap in my Bremont collection.

Duly noted ;)

02-20-2014, 02:22 PM
Thanks - some reviews write themselves, the Solo makes it easy :D

04-25-2014, 05:04 PM
Here is some more Solo love HAMBLEDEN style ! Cheers Jim :cool: http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx248/YELO911/171148f16ac677092a8b862e39420fc5.jpg