Beautiful photos of a beautiful timepiece, that’s the basic ingredient and sole reason for publishing these series of articles. However today I’ve got an extra reason to publish these stunning photos of Bremont’s latest creation, the Victory, that we already covered a few weeks ago.
Last week, in my article about the Bremont North Sea SM500, I stated that ALT1TUDE is Bremont’s official forum and that’s not the case. My mistake, so this post is (at least partially) a rectification. For the rest I suggest you enjoy the gorgeous photos, again made by ALT1TUDE’s admin Piers Berry, who happens to be a huge supporter of Bremont…. and so are we!
I guess that you already know about the two retrograde hands on the Bremont Victory, one to indicate the date (above) and one retrograde seconds hand (see video below). On video it’s of course much easier (and faster) to show the retrograde seconds hand and here’s how it works: the seconds hand indication goes from zero to 30, it ascends, and when it reaches 30 at the top, it quickly drops to the bottom and starts to climb again.
The central hour and minute hand do exactly what one might expect, i.e. indicating the hours and minutes. There’s also a central seconds hand, which is the chronograph seconds hand and it only runs after it’s been activated by the upper chronograph pusher.
At the 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock are the two chronograph counters, a 30-minute counter and a 12-hours counter. The seconds are indicated in red numerals (every 5 seconds) and a red triangle at 12 o’clock, on the surrounding edge of the dial, supported by a rail-track to indicate every second.
The Victory has tons of beautiful and intriguing details. Whether it be the word “London” on the 12-Hour counter on the dial, the subtle font of the numerals, the lovely ‘union’ shaped crown or the stunning mid-case barrel produced from copper from HMS Victory.
…or some of HMS Victory’s oak wood that is visible through its sapphire crystal case back…
The sapphire crystal is hand-etched and together with the engraved steel/copper rotor depicts the HMS Victory’s crest. The only bummer is that it’s limited to just 250 pieces in stainless steel and 40 pieces in rose gold.
For more photos, info and a great discussion platform, head over to ALT1TUDE. ALT1TUDE is run by Piers Berry wholly independently but in support of the brand. Piers’s posts, photos, opinions etc are entirely his own, he just happens to be a huge supporter of Bremont.
This article is written by Frank Geelen, executive editor for Monochrome Watches.