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All the recent news from Bremont
Bremont is an award-winning British company producing beautifully engineered chronometers at our Headquarters in Henley on Thames, England.
Time began for Bremont in 2002, when we embarked on a journey to make beautifully crafted pilot’s watches of exceptional quality. Inspired by a love of flying historic aircraft, of watches and all things mechanical, our timepieces had to be tested beyond the normal call of duty. The watches in our classic range are all COSC-certified and we are one of the few companies offering a 3-year warranty on every product. Immensely precise, reliable and durable, Bremont watches are hand built in limited numbers.
Each is designed to appeal to those who share our passion for - and appreciation of - the innovation and mastery behind a beautiful mechanical wristwatch. We hope you enjoy the same satisfaction when you try on a Bremont watch, as we do in creating one.
Bremont Watch Company was founded in 2002 but did not launch its collection of highly developed aviation inspired timepieces until 2007 after 5 years in development.
Life for Nick & Giles English changed significantly one clear day in March 1995. Nick was practicing for an air display with their father Euan. But the 1942 WWII Harvard aircraft they were flying was involved in an accident. Giles, waiting to take off for the next sortie was told that his father had been killed. His brother had broken over 30 bones and probably wouldn't make it.
Six months later, however, Nick was back in the air and being flown by Giles. But things would never be the same again. Life was too short to waste. The two brothers decided to pursue what they enjoyed most: a life crafting beautifully engineered mechanical devices.
When they weren't flying old aircraft, Nick & Giles had spent most of their childhood making things in the workshop of their gifted father - an ex-RAF pilot with a PHD in Aeronautical Engineering. Models. Restored cars. They even helped him to build an aircraft they still fly to this day. Euan was also passionate about mechanical timepieces. He would often bring home an old clock from an auction for the brothers to try and get going again. The passion lives on in the classic curve of a Bremont timepiece.
In the late 1990s, Nick & Giles were flying across France in their 1930's biplane. The weather was closing in. A rough-running engine forced them to make an emergency landing. Keen to avoid the French authorities, the brothers were more than happy to accept the gracious help of the farmer whose field they had landed in. They stayed in his home, the aircraft took cover in the barn. It transpired their host had flown aircraft during the war, as well as being a gifted engineer. Half-restored wall clocks lay everywhere, together with numerous engine parts. The farmer still even wore his own father's wristwatch. The brothers promised that his warm hospitality would never be forgotten. His name? Antoine Bremont.
Watch-making is a very British trade. Every major escapement design and around three quarters of related innovations came from these shores. Much is owed to pioneering horologists such as Harrison, Mudge, Graham, Arnold and Tompion, and, more recently, George Daniels.
Our goal has always been to bring back as much of the process to the UK as possible. Our watches are all designed, assembled and parts finished in England. That includes most of the very bespoke parts used in our limited editions, as well as our hand-made leather packaging.
Bremont is proud to be at the heart of a British revival in watch-making and equally excited to work in partnership with some British manufacturing greats, including Norton, Jaguar and Martin-Baker. We continue to build and promote our heritage, with a British HQ and the successful opening of our London stores.
Our British watch-making facility is located in
Henley-on-Thames, South Oxfordshire. A beautiful oak-framed building in the heart of the Chiltern Valley, it has been custom built for watch manufacture. Our long-term staged investment program is aimed at developing watch-making expertise in the UK. All our key movement and case components will be assembled and finished in Henley.
All the recent news from Bremont
Bremont exhibit their collection of luxury watches at the UK's premier luxury watch exhibition
Nick English unveils custom-made bespoke Bremont clock at Donington Park
Further to the success of the ALT1-C Rose Gold in 2013 Bremont introduces the new ALT1-C/PW classic polished chronograph
If you wish to join in the success that ADs all over the world are experiencing with the Bremont brand please contact us for an informal discussion.