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ALT1-S
03-26-2014, 09:59 AM
Again, the Model 247 is available in both Titanium and Stainless Steel. This is the debut Chronograph in the Boeing collaboration and I think you will agree it is a stunning and quite different looking watch. There is all the similarities we know and love from Bremont, but with a different lean style wise. I am afraid there are no images of the rotor, but it will be aviation inspired with black edging.

Standout in white with utility feel to it
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx325/Alt1-S/Private/247_W30_zps64e5bc3b.jpg (http://s768.photobucket.com/user/Alt1-S/media/Private/247_W30_zps64e5bc3b.jpg.html)

Deep case with bi rotational top bezel.
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx325/Alt1-S/Private/247_BW33_zps562ef8ab.jpg (http://s768.photobucket.com/user/Alt1-S/media/Private/247_BW33_zps562ef8ab.jpg.html)

http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx325/Alt1-S/Private/247_W21_zps572654f4.jpg (http://s768.photobucket.com/user/Alt1-S/media/Private/247_W21_zps572654f4.jpg.html)

http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx325/Alt1-S/Private/247_W20_zps98d2afe3.jpg (http://s768.photobucket.com/user/Alt1-S/media/Private/247_W20_zps98d2afe3.jpg.html)

The 247 will be available in both black and white dial options.

http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx325/Alt1-S/Private/247_BK6_zpsf0590005.jpg (http://s768.photobucket.com/user/Alt1-S/media/Private/247_BK6_zpsf0590005.jpg.html)

The anti shock logo is featured on all the Boeing models, and each BE-36AE watch movement is suspended in Boeing Blue decorated steel and rubber anti-shock mounts.
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx325/Alt1-S/Private/247_BK5_zpsc1cde370.jpg (http://s768.photobucket.com/user/Alt1-S/media/Private/247_BK5_zpsc1cde370.jpg.html)

The decorated crowns are a lovely feature.
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx325/Alt1-S/Private/247_BK3_zpsaae915d6.jpg (http://s768.photobucket.com/user/Alt1-S/media/Private/247_BK3_zpsaae915d6.jpg.html)

http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx325/Alt1-S/Private/247_BK2_zps2b783eed.jpg (http://s768.photobucket.com/user/Alt1-S/media/Private/247_BK2_zps2b783eed.jpg.html)

Wildrover
03-26-2014, 10:22 AM
Thought about an ALT-C this could be the one. Any ideas of retail?

rockmastermike
03-26-2014, 10:26 AM
Are these drilled lugs or new strap change system or just a new look?

chipbutty55
03-26-2014, 10:27 AM
Beautiful, I too have been mulling on the ALT-1/CR but having seen this I may have to direct my hard-earned in this direction.... :D

ALT1-S
03-26-2014, 10:43 AM
Are these drilled lugs or new strap change system or just a new look?

Hi there rockmastermike it is a new strap system particular to this watch. A new watch tool will come in the wallet. I think the 'seattle hybrid' ( kevlar type ) strap looks great.

ALT1-S
03-26-2014, 10:45 AM
Thought about an ALT-C this could be the one. Any ideas of retail?

Hi Wildrover, my apologies, this watch will reatail at around $6750 ( 4500 ) in the stainless steel.

tempusmaximus
03-26-2014, 11:07 AM
The white dialled version of the 247 looks fantastic, love the crown and pusher collars .:cool:

Oracle
03-26-2014, 11:37 AM
Have to say…….this my new favourite Bremont. :D
The white dial with the black bezel ring looks stunning, and the Seattle hybrid strap looks great.
Looking forward to seeing it in the flesh!

Bc321
03-26-2014, 11:39 AM
Love the white on white combo. Much like the Leander LE.

nolanz14
03-26-2014, 11:50 AM
The white dial is a stunner in my opinion. I love the lug system and the pushers. I typically see chronographs where the pushers are too small. Well done Bremont. My favorite new release so far.

ALT1-S
03-26-2014, 12:28 PM
Great to hear such positive feedback. The eagle eyed of you will notice that as these are prototype watches, there is a slight discrepancy between the date wheels on the black and white 247's... the actual watch I believe will have the date wheel as per the BLACK model ( with the numeral facing down )

rockmastermike
03-26-2014, 02:04 PM
looks like a pie-pan type dial?? it might just be the angle but I love the depth on the edges of the dial.

Wildrover
03-26-2014, 02:12 PM
Just asked my AD to order one of those. Looks brilliant.

chipbutty55
03-26-2014, 02:40 PM
Anyone found out the price of the Ti case model??

turbohobbit
03-26-2014, 02:44 PM
Just asked my AD to order one of those. Looks brilliant.

You must have a hell of an understanding wife!

Oracle
03-26-2014, 02:49 PM
Just asked my AD to order one of those. Looks brilliant.

Which combination have you gone for? Dial colour and metal I mean.

Oracle
03-26-2014, 02:54 PM
Anyone found out the price of the Ti case model??

Not yet apparently. Not all the components have been priced up, according to Henley, to give a final price, but in my opinion it won't be a penny too much - it looks beautiful. And I want one…..
But as my mum always used to say "I want, never gets!" :(

Mattonic
03-26-2014, 03:09 PM
These both look mouthwateringly fantastic. Does anybody know when I can crack open my wallet?

chipbutty55
03-26-2014, 03:25 PM
Not yet apparently. Not all the components have been priced up, according to Henley, to give a final price, but in my opinion it won't be a penny too much - it looks beautiful. And I want one…..
But as my mum always used to say "I want, never gets!" :(
Any guestimates?? Are we talking 2/3 times the price of the steel or a few hundred pounds more?

Oracle
03-26-2014, 03:35 PM
Any guestimates?? Are we talking 2/3 times the price of the steel or a few hundred pounds more?
Pass.
I don't doubt it will be a bit more but I wouldn't think that they will be that far apart or they won't have the same appeal and demand.

rich
03-26-2014, 03:47 PM
Glad you pointed out the prototype nature of the date windows on these pictures. For me, the cohesion of the watch was getting destroyed by the date orientation on the white one.

I need to see it in the flesh, but it looks like another winner!

Steve260
03-26-2014, 06:36 PM
Love this new model in both colors!

jwalker9
03-29-2014, 10:21 PM
Here's a nice little review (http://thewatchlounge.com/bremont-boeing-model-247-chronograph-hands-live-pics-pricing/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheWatchLounge+%28The+Watch+L ounge%29) of the Model 247! One of the more interesting things mentioned is that Bremont originally planned to use a ceramic bezel, but weren't pleased with the result and ended up going with sapphire, which works really well with the flow of the watch's surface. Ceramic was one of the materials we were possibly expecting to see used in the Boeing line, so it's good to hear that it was attempted!

rockmastermike
03-29-2014, 10:46 PM
" the case is built from exceptionally tough Custom 465 Stainless Steel, the same material Boeing uses for the undercarriages of its planes. This double vacuum-melted, age-hardenable alloy was developed for the aerospace industry for superior strength, hardness and corrosion resistance.

Until now this material has never been used in watchmaking but thanks to their exclusive partnership Bremont has been granted extensive access both to Boeing’s material and manufacturing technology at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Sheffield, United Kingdom and its historical and archival materials."

This is beyond cool. Love this partnership producing "Firsts" in the hobby adding more to the cool factor.

Sinn using the same steel that is used for German Subs has always made my inner geek smile but Bremont/Boeing is taking it to the next level and makes me even happier.

ALT1-S
03-30-2014, 08:09 PM
One of the more interesting things mentioned is that Bremont originally planned to use a ceramic bezel, but weren't pleased with the result and ended up going with sapphire, which works really well with the flow of the watch's surface. Ceramic was one of the materials we were possibly expecting to see used in the Boeing line, so it's good to hear that it was attempted!

The Sapphire Crystal bezel looked a lot better IMO to the ceramic bezel, it was a close call though - and went right down to the line as to which one to choose. I am glad they went with the SC, it ad far better synergy overall.

Embles
03-30-2014, 09:02 PM
I absolutely love the look of the 247 and may need to sell my Supermarine to get my hands on one! When will it be released? Also, what is the case height as it looks pretty tall in some images?

chipbutty55
03-30-2014, 09:08 PM
Am loving this more and more the more I stare at it. I was initially taken by the white dial but now am leaning towards the black, looks beautifully glossy....
From what I've read the first pieces should be available Oct/Nov time but I'm sure Serena can give us a more definite answer :D

ALT1-S
03-30-2014, 09:18 PM
From what I am aware, the Boeing watches will be available later on in the year - there is no time given currently for the titanium, but there should be confirmation this week, which when I hear I will of course let you know immediately!

Embles
03-30-2014, 09:40 PM
Thanks Serena. I agree with Chipbutty, the black looks stunning.

ALT1-S
03-30-2014, 09:44 PM
Here is another review of the 247 from ablogtowatch.com

http://www.ablogtowatch.com/baselworld-2014-bremont-boeing-model-247-watch-hands/

It would seem that most reviews have stated that they think the Boeing partnership has been handled well without losing the Bremont DNA in this new collection.

Alanm_3
05-18-2014, 01:24 PM
Hello all, just joined here after putting down a deposit on a black Boeing 247.
I was at an event to showcase Bremont in Glasgow on Thursday night and was lucky enough to have Nick sit and give me the low down on this and other models. Such a friendly guy, with such infectious enthusiasm for his brand, I felt I needed to join the "family"!

My only slight concern is wether I should consider the titanium over the steel?

Sunray02
05-18-2014, 02:46 PM
Hi Alan

Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your choice, with a Bremont you cannot go wrong! While I have never held a Bremont titanium watch I did hold a Breitling one yesterday and also a Breitling SS for comparison - I was amazed at the difference in weight!

Now that you have found us don't be a stranger, post often and photos are especially welcome!

Gavin

Alanm_3
05-18-2014, 08:47 PM
Thanks Gavin, I'll be sure to post pics as and when I get any.

There was some talk of a chapter ring being added to reduce the perceived distance of the dial from the crystal, but this doesn't seem to be the case. It may well be that the dial itself may be changed slightly to reduce this effect.

If I get any more details, I'll pass them on.

jwalker9
05-19-2014, 03:15 AM
I also welcome you to the forum and am pleased that you found our little corner of the internet! I think you made a great choice in the black Boeing 247. I can't wait to see it in person next month! I can't speak to the titanium vs steel, but in general I prefer the weight of steel vs titanium. When I hold a weighty watch, it gives me the impression of quality and durability, even if there is an equivalent version in titanium! There's just something about the weight that I enjoy...

I'm also curious as to what the final say is regarding the possible addition of a chapter ring? I asked the same question recently and don't have an answer for you. I'm sure the final product will be just right though.

As Gavin said, please jump in and contribute as much as you'd like here. Alt1tude is a special place only because of the people who come here to interact with each other! A sincere thanks to each of you for helping this site thrive!

Jeremy

Alanm_3
05-20-2014, 12:13 AM
Thank Jeremy, I hear you when you say that titanium makes a watch feel almost too light.

My one slight criticism, and I've emailed the company about this, is the fact that the sweeping second hand on the black model is also black, unlike the white dial, which has a black sweeping second hand, so on the black model, it's very difficult to actually see it moving. I've asked if they might consider a contrasting colour for this, so we'll have to wait and see about that.

As with most things, us humans always want what we don't have and I'm increasingly drawn to the Terra Nova. Clearly an entirely different concept to the 247, but a stunning looking watch none the less.

Oh decisions, decisions :confused:

chipbutty55
05-20-2014, 11:40 AM
Thank Jeremy, I hear you when you say that titanium makes a watch feel almost too light.


As with most things, us humans always want what we don't have and I'm increasingly drawn to the Terra Nova. Clearly an entirely different concept to the 247, but a stunning looking watch none the less.

Oh decisions, decisions :confused:

I had the same problem, I was drawn to both watches but made my decision and settled on the Terra Nova based on the face that this is a limited run, and once gone would be harder to get hold of, where-as the 247 is just a general release and as such would be readily available.
I have also been fortunate enough to see and try on the prototype of the Terra Nova and was very impressed I have to say.....

Alanm_3
05-20-2014, 03:43 PM
I had the same problem, I was drawn to both watches but made my decision and settled on the Terra Nova based on the face that this is a limited run, and once gone would be harder to get hold of, where-as the 247 is just a general release and as such would be readily available.
I have also been fortunate enough to see and try on the prototype of the Terra Nova and was very impressed I have to say.....



I did take a quick look at the Terra Nova, but I'm not sure why I eliminated it on the night. Maybe it was the light (ie it was pretty dark), but the pics I've seen since make it look more stunning than I remember. And the fact it's a limited edition also has it's attractions ;)

ALT1-S
05-22-2014, 07:39 AM
My one slight criticism, and I've emailed the company about this, is the fact that the sweeping second hand on the black model is also black, unlike the white dial, which has a black sweeping second hand, so on the black model, it's very difficult to actually see it moving. I've asked if they might consider a contrasting colour for this, so we'll have to wait and see about that.

I had a chat with the office about this one, and although the watch that was displayed at Basel was a prototype and there are possibilities with these things that they can change slightly before production ( the P-51 hands were very different originally, ) I think in this instance the watch will stay the same. Bremont worked very closely with Boeing to produce the watch and from what I understand the hands have been decided on. I hope this doesn't put people off, because all round this is a super looking watch.

CaptLeslie
05-22-2014, 01:37 PM
One of the things I noticed first on the 247 was the black second hand and the blue tip! I could see that second hand tip floating around the dial! To me this is a cool feature of the watch IMHO! Cheers Jim

Alanm_3
05-26-2014, 01:03 AM
I emailed Emma in customer service and she confirmed that the sweeping second hand on the black face will remain black. It just seemed strange for it not to be the same colour as the main hands.
I found it quite hard to spot the blue tip! :confused:

Alanm_3
07-06-2014, 11:29 PM
Well, having looked again at the black sweeping have, I decided it would probably annoy me, so I plummed for the Terra Nova, as per my other post.
I couldn't quite put my finger on why the second hand was bothering me so much, but I think I've figured if out. When the Chrono is reset and the Second hand returns to the 12 o'clock position, it obscures the M in Bremont just enough to make it look a bit odd. If it had been white, as I had originally asked about, I don't think this would have been an issue. Looking at the white dial, the black second hand doesn't seem it have the same effect on the Bremont wording.
A small thing, but if it annoys me now, it wouldn't last too long on my collection once I had it on my wrist.