An appreciation of innovation and the mastery of the humble wristwatch has been a driving force behind Bremont since its foundation, however, there was an incredibly personal reason pushing Nick and Giles into the world of Haute Horlogerie.Watch Buying Guide
Life changed for the brothers forever one day in March 1995 when tragedy struck the English family. Nick and father Euan, a former RAF pilot, were preparing for an air display in their 1942 WWII Howard aircraft when a tragic accident saw the plane plummet to the ground. It was as he was waiting to take off that Giles learned his father had been killed and that his brother had more than 30 broken bones and that chances of survival were slim.
Six months later and Nick defied the odds and was back in the air with Giles, however, both knew life would never been the same again. And so they decided to combine their passion for aviation and engineering to create remarkable luxury watches in the UK. When it came to choosing the name of their now iconic watch brand, they took inspiration from the name of a French farmer, Antoine Bremont, who showed them hospitality when they had to make an emergency landing in France in the late 1990’s.
When it came to choosing the name of their now iconic watch brand, they took inspiration from the name of a French farmer, Antoine Bremont, who showed them hospitality when they had to make an emergency landing in France in the late 1990’s. Bremont watches are designed, manufactured and assembled in Britain with a firm focus on in-house watchmaking knowledge at the brand’s headquarters in the heart of the Chiltern Valley. Built on precise timekeeping, every mechanical movement used in Bremont watches is finished to the highest possible standard. The influence of aviation and military is also undeniable with each Bremont watch designed to withstand the rigors of high altitude or the deepest depths. Such is the brand’s reputation for creating precise and robust watches that many military personnel around the world don a Bremont watches on their wrist.
From the Alt1-C Classic, Alt1-P Pilot and Alt1-Z Zulu to the Airco, Jaguar and Solo ranges – there is a Bremont watch to suit every style. Bremont is also renowned for honouring historical aviation milestones with limited edition watches, including the Bremont 1918 to mark the centenary year of the RAF.
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