Bremont Watch Company has been chosen to produce some unique custom made watches for acclaimed director Matthew Vaughn’s new film Kingsman: The Secret Service. The film, due to be released February 2015, from 20th Century Fox, stars Colin Firth, Samuel L Jackson, Michael Caine and emerging actor Taron Egerton. It is based upon the renowned comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class); Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret British spy organisation that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training programme just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
Bremont is featured throughout the film having produced the mechanical watches for the Kingsman agents themselves as well as the new trainees in the agency, Nick English (Co-Founder Bremont) also makes a cameo role as one of the Kingsman. Each Kingsman agent in the film wears a beautifully crafted rose gold chronograph on an alligator strap, whilst the trainee recruits sport a black stealth-like chronograph on a NATO band. The watches are an integral tool in the secret agents’ gadget line-up.
Matthew Vaughn, Director, Kingsman; “Kingsman are first and foremost British, which made Bremont watches the perfect fit. Apart from making fantastic mechanical watches, Bremont have links to the military and their special forces around the world, making them the perfect timepieces for the modern spy.”
Nick English, Co-founder, Bremont; "It was a great honour for Bremont to be chosen to work on the Kingsman film, and it was wonderful to see how proactive Matthew (Vaughn) has been in the whole process. We pride ourselves on making durable, mechanical chronometers in Henley-on-Thames and so the whole British connection is spot on and we pride ourselves on the work we do manufacturing for the military so the connection is very relevant."
Toby Bateman, Buying Director, MR PORTER; “We are thrilled to partner with Bremont on these limited edition watches that will be available to a global audience. These one-of-a-kind timepieces play a major role in the film’s plotline, and we’re excited to bring such unique pieces from costume to collection with ‘Kingsman’.”
The Bremont Kingsman watches launch in January 2015.
Kingsman: The Secret Service premieres globally February 2015.
About Matthew Vaughn
Matthew Vaughn is a leading British filmmaker who has produced, written and directed an impressive array of films. Vaughn began his career as producer with Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, which starred Brad Pitt and received wide acclaim. Through his production company, MARV Films, Vaughn debuted as a director with Layer Cake, which starred Daniel Craig. Vaughn followed that up by directing and co-writing with his writing partner Jane Goldman, Stardust, which starred Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer. In 2009, Vaughn produced Harry Brown, which starred Michael Caine. 2010 saw Vaughn producing and writing The Debt, which starred Helen Mirren and Sam Worthington, and directing, producing and writing Kick-Ass. In 2011 Vaughn wrote and directed X-Men: First Class and in 2012 wrote and produced Kick-Ass 2.
Bremont is a British luxury watch brand manufacturing its mechanical watches in Henley-on-Thames, UK. It was co-founded by brothers Nick & Giles English in 2002, and has made a substantial impact in the watch industry in a very short period of time. In 2008 Bremont was made the ‘Best British Emerging Luxury Brand’ by Walpole, for the last three years has won ‘Luxury Watch Brand of Year’ at the UK Jewellery Awards, and last year the ‘Best Breakthrough Brand’ at the 2012 Luxury Briefing Awards. The brand remains true to its original principles of durability, legibility and precision. Bremont also manufactures watches for some of the most exclusive military squadrons around the world, and has been influential in revitalizing the British watch industry, which was once the dominant place for watch and clock making.