BREMONT ALT1-C CLASSIC CHRONOMETER
Bremont ALT1-C Classic Chronometer
While some purists believe that a “true” panda dial requires three subdials, the Bremont ALT1-C Classic Chronometer is one of two bicompax watches that made our list. Introduced at the British brand’s New York Townhouse event along with a host of other novelties, the watch introduces several updated elements from the original ALT1-C, such as applied indices replacing Arabic numerals, Super-LumiNova on the hands, and an enlarged steel “Trip-Tick” case to fully showcase the movement, the COSC-certified chronograph Caliber BE-50AE. Remaining from the earlier versions include the vintage-aviation-style crosshairs motif on the small seconds subdial at 9 o’clock and the 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock.
CITIZEN TSUNO CHRONOGRAPH RACER
Citizen Tsuno Chronograph Racer
Japan’s Citizen commemorates its 100-year anniversary in 2018 with the release of a vintage-look “bullhead” chronograph, the Tsuno Chronograph Racer (Tsuno means “horned” in Japanese), which takes its design cues from models the brand produced in the early 1970s. The watch has a round, 45-mm case in a classical bullhead construction, with a crown and two chronograph pushers at its top; lugs integrating seamlessly into its bracelet; and a second crown at the 5 o’clock position to adjust the watch’s alarm function. The dial has an inclined tachymetric scale and four black subdials for 1/5th-seconds counter, 12-hour counter, power-reserve indicator, and running seconds indicator, along with a small date window an on/off indicator for the alarm function.