July 1, 2011

Bremont BC SOLO Aviation Review


Bremont BC SOLO Aviation Watch Review
  London based Bremont, started their young, successful brand with aviation styled watches. They continue moving forward on this success with the BC-SOLO. Sometimes simplicity is bliss, the BC-SOLO is just that. 
  Bremont uses their Trip-Tick three-piece case construction and Bremont’s hardened 2000 vickers case technology as one would expect. The dial is vast inside the 43mm case, with basic indices and a date window. The dial is matte black and has luminous numerals done in a also done in a simplistic basic font. Basic is good on this watch, it is designed to be read at a glance. The BC-SOLO has the standard aviation styled 12 o'clock marker highlighted in red, with a matching circular marker on the seconds hand. W&R favorite aspect of this watch is the slightly oversized crown, adding just enough masculinity to the watch. The exhibition case back reveals the modified automatic BE-36AE chronometer movement. The black leather strap, with white stitching is a perfect choice for this watch. If you have not had a chance to try on Bremont leather strap, it is worth checking out. Unlike some brands, the leather is substantial and thick. Reminiscent of high quality custom strap, well done Bremont. 
  It seems as though Bremont has done it again, "it" being another well designed aviation watch. What Bremont does right is not over thinking their dial designs/layouts. Simplicity is bliss and so is the BC-SOLO. Ever heard "less is more"?

Pros - Simplicity, Very well thought out, exhibition case back, lugs

Consideration - Would have preferred a longer minute hand, it’s on the shorter side

Case: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 43mm
HRV: No 
Crystal: Sapphire
Dial: Black
Bezel: Fixed
Strap: Leather
Movement: BE-36AE
Power Reserve: 38 hours
Water Resistant: 100M
Lug Width: 22mm 

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