Bremont has launched the WR-45 chronograph, the latest addition to their collaboration with British F1 team Williams Racing. This release coincides with the third year of their partnership and the upcoming 77th Formula 1 Aramco British Grand Prix at Silverstone, the renowned home of British Racing.
The WR-45 introduces a fresh case design to the Bremont Williams Racing collection, while retaining classic racing features such as the tachymeter, crucial for timing the running mile. The 43.00mm chronograph showcases Bremont's signature 3-piece Trip-Tick case construction, treated with DLC for a black finish. The dial also adopts this black treatment, complemented by crisp white indexes and subdials adorned with flashes of Williams Racing's electric blue. The white small seconds hand is positioned at 9 o'clock, accompanied by the small chronograph 30-minute dial at 3 o'clock and a 12-hour counter dial at 6 o'clock.
Breaking the almost monochromatic design, blue emission lume-filled indexes, minute and hour hands, as well as a red-framed triangular 12-hour marker on the dial ring, add vibrancy. This design element pays homage to the racing red seconds hand commonly seen on early 20th-century rally timers.Turning the watch over reveals its exhibition case back, providing a view of the movement and the custom Williams Racing-inspired rotor featuring the Williams logo. With a power reserve of 56 hours, the WR-45 is presented on a black Alcantara strap, a material often used on vintage steering wheels.
Limited to only 244 pieces, symbolizing the number of podium finishes achieved by Williams over the years, the WR-45 draws inspiration from this season's Williams Racing chassis, the FW-45. This evolved design enhances Bremont's existing range of Williams timepieces, combining high performance and exceptional durability, making it an ideal choice for the Williams Racing team, including Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant.
Similar to the WR-22, each watch will be accompanied by a certified original wheel nut from historic Williams Racing cars, serving as a tangible keepsake of British racing history.
Bremont Co-Founder Nick English comments, "As we gear up for our home F1 race at Silverstone, and indeed the wider summer sporting season, we are thrilled to be launching the WR-45 in partnership with Williams Racing. Silverstone is of course where the first Formula 1 Grand Prix was hosted in 1950 and is a track that I hold dear to my heary having had the pleasure of driving it myself. The WR-45 is a perfect representation of the elite engineering that both Bremont and Williams Racing's foundations are built on."