Bert Casal
May 30, 2022    |    

Timing the World’s Greatest Road Race

Bremont continues to be the IOMTT timing partner.

The Isle of Man TT is hailed as the world’s greatest road race. It is a race that ultimately challenges the machine just as much as the rider. The Isle of Man is a small country between England and Ireland. Motorcycle riders test their skills and machines through a 37.73 mile (60.72 kilometres) mountainous race course.

Isle of Man TT

Due to the pandemic, the race was put on hold for the past 2 years. With high anticipation, the race resumed this year, with the final race scheduled to take place on June 10, 2022. With the resumption of the race, British watchmaker Bremont will, once again, continue its role as The Isle of Man TT’s Official Watch and Timing Partner.

Isle of Man TT

The Official Watch of the IOMTT is the new 43 mm Bremont Isle of Man TT chronograph. It comes in a steel Trip-Tick case, featuring a bi-directional rotating ceramic bezel. The black dial is decorated with the Isle of Man TT logo at the 6 o’clock position. A subtle debasing of the Isle of Man triskelion can be seen on the 3 hour sub dial. The case back is decorated with a map of the TT mountain race course.

Isle of Man TT
Isle of Man TT

This timepiece is powered by a modified Calibre 13 1/4 BE-50AV movement with a Glucydur balance wheel, Anachron balance spring, and a Nivaflex mainspring that beats at 28,800 bah and offers a 42-hour power reserve. This movement provides the hours and minutes via central hands, small seconds counter at 9 o’clock, chronograph 30 minutes counter at 3 o’clock, and a chronograph centre sweep seconds. The stainless steel case has a screw down crown, allowing a 200 meter water resistance. The case is paired with an integrated black rubber strap.

This timepiece is limited to 67 pieces, a nod to the number of sections in the course.