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RedsBluesGreens
11-28-2018, 02:22 PM
We are very proud to introduce the second ALT1TUDE Forum Special Edition: the Bremont SE301! This is a totally new model designation and hopefully represents the unique nature of what we have designed!


As you know, this is a special watch created in conjunction with Bremont Military and Special Projects, especially for - and to celebrate - The Best of Bremont Online, the Alt1tude Forum!


The watch is based upon the retail S301, as voted for buy the forum, but with several not seen before differences - therefore meaning it is strictly limited to just 30 pieces.


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First of all, we’d like to thank the members of this forum for their input, ideas and support bringing this watch to fruition: hopefully you can see some of your ideas reflected in this final design. We’d like to specifically recognise Ryan, who’s help with mocking up different concept ideas was instrumental in this project moving forward. You may notice some things have changed between the concepts and the final design, this reflects the design process and what was and was not possible when it came to discussing the idea with Bremont.


Now, on to the watch. We have teased out all the features separately over the past 12 days, but here they are again:

You may notice that this is the bezel from the S300 - we loved the inverted red triangle so much the we thought it had to be included, and using the S300 bezel allowed us to achieve that!

Next up are the hour and minute hands: these are totally unique and never before seen on a Bremont at this level and not at all on the Supermarine range. They are blued steel and add a really subtle hint of colour to the watch. For the seconds hand, we have gone for a red tip to help balance the dial and the colour of the vintage markers, again the hand is blued steel.

On the dial itself, we have ALT1TUDE branding placed subtly below the Bremont logo at 12H, and at 6H we have the FELIX Bremont Mascot, but this time with a twist..



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It is the same Felix as seen on the V1 Alt1tude SE, but this time with a grey outline and yellow bomb sparks - a subtle hint back to the yellow features of the first watch.

Finally - a MAJOR never before seen feature of the SE301 is the caseback. We wanted to go for something totally different, is unique, and that will hopefully appeal to the Bremont geek.


We picked this idea from the forum. We were looking for something totally different to the normal Supermarine caseback, and using the Broussard made sense for a few reasons. Let us explain..

The Max Holste Broussard, affectionally known as the ‘Bremont Bus', is owned by Bremont, and flown by Nick and Giles. It serves as a flying billboard for the company, and can often been seen at airshows and flying Bremont staff and AD’s around at events. It is, also, where Felix can be found, sitting on the side of the aeroplane!


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Around the edge of the caseback, we have all the usual details found on the S301, but with two slight changes.

The caseback now reads 'SE301' and has the watches unique number engraved. The free space next to this is for a custom engraving: more details are available on the order form, but you can have what you wish here: up to a maximum of 8 characters, and is unique to Bremont Military and Special Projects watches. We think it is a really neat feature and allows for you to add a personal touch to your watch.


As seen above, the SE301 comes with a vintage brown strap, with pin buckle, and a choice of either a sand or grey NATO. You can, however, get the watch on a bracelet, with extra (or different) straps, or on a deployment buckle etc on request. More details about that on the order thread (https://alt1tude.bremont.com/forum/threads/4702-Ordering-the-SE301-Launch-Day-Giveaway), though!



The price is £2995 / $4095 - and a percentage of the proceeds from each watch sold will be donated to a charity of the forum's choosing: more on that later, though!



You can preorder your SE301 now by emailing specialprojects@bremont.com or phoning them on +44 845 0940 690.

More information on ordering your SE301 can be found HERE (https://alt1tude.bremont.com/forum/threads/4702-Ordering-the-SE301-Launch-Day-Giveaway).

J.

jwalker9
12-12-2018, 12:03 PM
Aaaaand, we are live!:cool:

Dacman
12-12-2018, 12:11 PM
Awesome job guys. Ordered already !


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Oracle
12-12-2018, 12:11 PM
Absolutely fantastic job guys.

This will be a wonderful watch to own so "Roll-up, Roll-up" people.

:D

jwalker9
12-12-2018, 12:14 PM
Awesome job guys. Ordered already !


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Fantastic to hear! Did you email or call, and was it a smooth process?

Dacman
12-12-2018, 12:15 PM
Fantastic to hear! Did you email or call, and was it a smooth process?

Called. Very easy. Deposit paid.


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RedsBluesGreens
12-12-2018, 12:29 PM
Called. Very easy. Deposit paid.


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Great to hear, thanks Dacman!

J.


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Dacman
12-12-2018, 12:31 PM
Great to hear, thanks Dacman!

J.


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Thank you to you guys for going to the trouble of creating it! Hard work Iíve no doubt but itís a lovely piece.


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englandspeedy
12-12-2018, 01:10 PM
Ordered !! :-)

jwalker9
12-12-2018, 01:21 PM
Ordered !! :-)

Fantastic! Thanks for your support! Don't forget to stop over on the ordering thread (https://alt1tude.bremont.com/forum/threads/4702-Ordering-the-SE301-Launch-Day-Giveaway) to vote and give us any feedback on the ordering process!

Thanks!

jwalker9
12-12-2018, 01:22 PM
Called. Very easy. Deposit paid.


That is great to hear! Mind popping over to the ordering thread (https://alt1tude.bremont.com/forum/threads/4702-Ordering-the-SE301-Launch-Day-Giveaway) to vote and leave feedback on the ordering process? Cheers!

Bc321
12-12-2018, 03:15 PM
Great work guys!!! Love the S301. Just sent in my paperwork for #22 to match my other Alt1tude SE.


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Taileron
12-12-2018, 03:54 PM
Great work all involved, but at the last moment I’m out unfortunately. Only yesterday I was on the phone to special projects as I’m in the throws or placing an order for the Hercules watch and asked them for a couple of days prior to ordering (as I can’t afford both at the same time) to see the outcome of this project. My only caveat was that the cat was not on the face as it’s not my preference ( purely personal ). I would have preferred it to be on the case back.

jwalker9
12-12-2018, 04:06 PM
Great work all involved, but at the last moment Iím out unfortunately. Only yesterday I was on the phone to special projects as Iím in the throws or placing an order for the Hercules watch and asked them for a couple of days prior to ordering (as I canít afford both at the same time) to see the outcome of this project. My only caveat was that the cat was not on the face as itís not my preference ( purely personal ). I would have preferred it to be on the case back.

Understood! Hate that the Felix detail isnít to your taste, but am excited that the Hercules is!


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chunkythebulldog
12-12-2018, 06:33 PM
Very nice.
Do you have a lume shot and is Felix luminous?

Dacman
12-12-2018, 06:38 PM
That is great to hear! Mind popping over to the ordering thread (https://alt1tude.bremont.com/forum/threads/4702-Ordering-the-SE301-Launch-Day-Giveaway) to vote and leave feedback on the ordering process? Cheers!

No worries, all done!

jwalker9
12-12-2018, 06:45 PM
Very nice.
Do you have a lume shot and is Felix luminous?

Good question! We do not currently have a lume shot, but can see if a mock-up could be made.
We spent a lot of time going back and forth about attempting to get Felix lumed. In the end, the viscous luminescent paint was not felt to give the detail and finish that we would expect to see on a watch of this caliber. The Felix logo simply has too many details. Likewise, the grey paint we wished to use would not have absorbed the light well enough to provide acceptable lume effect.
It was a difficult call, but in order to ensure that the finished product would meet our expectations, we elected to forfeit the luminescent Felix effort.


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mapledraco
12-13-2018, 02:26 AM
Greetings Guys,

Long time reader and first time poster.

Just to drop a note that my order form for SE301 #8 has been emailed to Lucinda. Canít wait :)

Cheers,

H

jwalker9
12-13-2018, 02:38 AM
Greetings Guys,

Long time reader and first time poster.

Just to drop a note that my order form for SE301 #8 has been emailed to Lucinda. Can’t wait :)

Cheers,

H

Welcome!! We love lurkers who turn to posters here!;) Happy to hear that you like the project enough to invest in your own SE301! Thanks a bunch, #8!

mapledraco
12-13-2018, 02:42 AM
Believe it or not I already have a S301 along with a MB2 and the 1918. But how can I resist this rather special re-imagined version?! Cheers...

RedsBluesGreens
12-13-2018, 10:08 AM
Believe it or not I already have a S301 along with a MB2 and the 1918. But how can I resist this rather special re-imagined version?! Cheers...

Glad to hear it, and welcome to the forum!

J.


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addy616
12-13-2018, 12:43 PM
Hi guys

Long time lurker. Iíve had a s500 in the past and am happy to come back to Bremont with a special watch. Thanks for the opportunity.

Addy

jwalker9
12-18-2018, 01:39 PM
Here are some recently obtained images of what the lume will look like on the SE301!

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bpax
01-22-2019, 05:49 PM
I suppose this is my introductory post. I've always wanted a Bremont and found this forum due to an Instagram post on this model. Deposit paid, and now the waiting game starts.

Now I need to find another Bremont to help during the wait!

Best,
Bill