The Challenger 2 cornet is filled with premium features that you would expect from B&S. The gold brass bell found on the Challenger 2 is popular among orchestral players for its ability to achieve much darker sounds than yellow brass. This is because gold brass contains a higher amount of copper than yellow brass. Once the Challenger 2 cornet has been constructed, a coating of gold lacquer is applied to emphasise the warmth of the tone. While maintaining a high level of projection gold brass manages to provide a broader, fuller tone. Similar to other cornets by B&S, triggers on the 1st and 3rd valve slides can be found to ensure tuning is never an issue. The valves in the Challenger 2 cornet are crafted from monel which is a nickel and copper alloy. The majority of premium cornets have monel valves because it is very dense and is more resistant to corrosion, meaning they won't flake and are less likely to seize up. Unlike any of the other cornets from B&S, the challenger 2 has deluxe engraving on the bell inspired by Brochon castle located in Burgundy, France.