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Bremont

Time began for Bremont in 2002 when brothers, Nick and Giles English embarked on a journey to create beautifully crafted pilot's watches of exceptional quality. Each watch is designed to appeal to those who share our passion for - and appreciation of - the innovation and mastery behind a beautiful mechanical wristwatch.

The Story Behind The Name

Flying across France in their 1930’s biplane in the late 1990’s, a rough-running engine and adverse weather conditions forced Nick and Giles to make an emergency landing in a field. Keen to avoid the French authorities, the brothers gratefully accepted the help of the farmer who owned the field, who invited them to hide their plane in his barn and to stay in his home.

As well as being a gifted engineer, he had flown aircraft during the war. He also shared a love of clocks with the brothers; half-restored wall clocks lay everywhere and the farmer still wore his own father’s wristwatch.

Nick and Giles promised that his generous hospitality would never be forgotten. His name? Antoine Bremont.

Flying across France in their 1930’s biplane in the late 1990’s, a rough-running engine and adverse weather conditions forced Nick and Giles to make an emergency landing in a field. Keen to avoid the French authorities, the brothers gratefully accepted the help of the farmer who owned the field, who invited them to hide their plane in his barn and to stay in his home.

As well as being a gifted engineer, he had flown aircraft during the war. He also shared a love of clocks with the brothers; half-restored wall clocks lay everywhere and the farmer still wore his own father’s wristwatch.

Nick and Giles promised that his generous hospitality would never be forgotten. His name? Antoine Bremont.

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British Made

Proud of their mission to bring watchmaking back to British shores, Bremont produce their beautifully engineered chronometers at their headquarters in Henley on Thames in South Oxfordshire. Custom built for watch manufacture, all their key movement and case components are assembled and finished here, in a beautiful oak framed building in the heart of the Chiltern Valley. Inspired by a love of flying historic aircraft, of watches and all things mechanical, all of the watches in their classic collection are COSC certified and are tested beyond the normal call of duty.

Hand-built in limited numbers, each Bremont timepiece is truly a labour of love, and is designed to appeal to those who share the brother’s passion for the innovation and mastery behind a beautiful mechanical watch. Bremont is extremely proud to be at the heart of a British watchmaking revival, with all their watches designed, assembled and parts finished in the UK – including exclusive bespoke parts for their limited editions as well as their iconic handmade leather boxes. They are also passionate about forging partnerships with other British manufacturing greats, creating beautiful limited edition timepieces in conjunction with Norton, Jaguar and Martin-Baker.

Did you know: Even the leather wallets that the watches are presented in are hand-crafted in the United Kingdom with exquisite care and attention.

Watchmaking: A very British pastime

You may not know that watchmaking is, in fact, a very British trade. Hence Bremont’s mission to bring watchmaking back to our shores. Every major escapement design and around three quarters of related innovations came from these shores.

Amongst the most notable of British watchmakers are:

Thomas Tompion (1639-1713) who was known as the ‘Father of English Clock-Making’

John Harrison (1693-1776) who solved the problem of accurately telling the time whilst at sea and by doing so calculated longitude as well.

Thomas Mudge (1715-1794) who invented the lever escapement which is still used in most watches today

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Hand-built in limited numbers, each Bremont timepiece is truly a labour of love, and is designed to appeal to those who share the brother’s passion for the innovation and mastery behind a beautiful mechanical watch. Bremont is extremely proud to be at the heart of a British watchmaking revival, with all their watches designed, assembled and parts finished in the UK – including exclusive bespoke parts for their limited editions as well as their iconic handmade leather boxes. They are also passionate about forging partnerships with other British manufacturing greats, creating beautiful limited edition timepieces in conjunction with Norton, Jaguar and Martin-Baker.

Did you know: Even the leather wallets that the watches are presented in are hand-crafted in the United Kingdom with exquisite care and attention.

Watchmaking: A very British pastime

You may not know that watchmaking is, in fact, a very British trade. Hence Bremont’s mission to bring watchmaking back to our shores. Every major escapement design and around three quarters of related innovations came from these shores.

British Made

Amongst the most notable of British watchmakers are:

Thomas Tompion (1639-1713) who was known as the ‘Father of English Clock-Making’

John Harrison (1693-1776) who solved the problem of accurately telling the time whilst at sea and by doing so calculated longitude as well.

Thomas Mudge (1715-1794) who invented the lever escapement which is still used in most watches today

Bremont Principles

1. British - The home to more advances in horology than any other nation, Bremont are passionate about celebrating Britain's watchmaking heritage as well as playing a pivotal role in reinvigorating this industry on our shores.

2. Aviation - Forming the very DNA of the brand, the love of aviation and its uncompromising demands are evident in each and every Bremont watch.

3. Engineering - Proudly owning up to the fact that their watches are beautifully over-engineered for the task in hand, it is impossible to hold a Bremont watch in your hand without feeling the passion (and slight obsession) that led to its creation. Their desire to push the boundaries of technology is evidenced by their state-of-the-art facility in Silverstone, where they build many of their own Bremont watch components.

4. Adventure - Bremont watches will always be tested to the limits, not only in the workshop but also by Bremont's ambassadors and partners. Constantly searching for new challenges, a Bremont watch is at home both in the work place as well as your most demanding adventure.

Bremont Partnerships

Bremont & Jaguar

Bremont and Jaguar

Beginning their partnership in 2010 when Bremont were commissioned to design a unique dashboard clock for the launch of the cutting edge Jaguar C-X75, these two quintessentially British brands are the perfect match.

Now several years further on, their relationship has been reinforced with the creation of a collection of three beautiful mechanical timepieces, the Bremont Jaguar MKI, MKII and MKIII.

Did you know: The Bremont Jaguar collection is dedicated to the 1961 road-going Jaguar E-Type which, at its launch, was the fastest production car in the world.

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Bremont Technology

Watches are the most precise mechanical devices on the planet. Bremont aims to keep it that way.

Bremont Technology

Trip-Tick Construction +

Every Bremont watch in the collection uses Trip-Tick construction, which is their trademark three-piece design, allowing flexibility in both design and the materials used.

A trip-tick case consists of the following components:

1. The hardened steel bezel which contains the sapphire crystal

2. The central barrel which can consist of titanium or a DLC treated material

3. The steel and crystal case back

Bremont Roto-Click +

Designing Bremont watches from a clean sheet of paper is the perfect way for new technological advances to be born. The Roto-Click bezel is designed to rotate whilst gliding on a series of four ball bearings, creating a satisfying 'click' for each minute rotated as the bearings knit into the gearing of the bezel.

Bremont Anti-Shock +

Bremont design their watches to go beyond endurance, and so each wonderfully over-engineered feature came into existence to help the Bremont watch survive even the harshest of treatment. The Bremont Anti-Shock consists of a unique rubberised movement mount which encloses the inner workings. The mount is then connected to the outer case with a flexible ring which absorbs shocks and essentially allowing the inner case and movement to float in its protective casing.

Anti-Magnetic Faraday Cage +

Designed to withstand the detrimental effects of magnetism on a watch, the movements of several Bremont pieces are encased in a soft-iron Faraday cage. This serves to divert any potentially harmful magnetic fields around the movement.

Did you know: nine layers of anti-reflective treatment are applied to both sides of the sapphire crystals and B-EBE2000 hardening technology makes Bremont watch cases an average of seven times harder and more scratch-resistant that other brands.

Tested Beyond Endurance +

At Bremont, testing has become something of an obsession. Every single watch component is subjected to the most rigorous quality controls and is continuously tested for tolerances, strength, hardness and finish.

Once the movements have been constructed, every movement in the core range is independently chronometer tested (a test which takes 15 days) before being assembled in their hardened cases and checked, tested and regulated once again by the Bremont watch makers.

The watches are then put through a further testing programme to assess mechanical and visual quality, before a final check to assess accuracy, functionality, automatic winding and water resistance.

As if this wasn't enough, Bremont watches have been Tested Beyond Endurance by explorers, adventurers, extreme divers and the military.

Did you know: in 2013, Ben Saunders became the first person to re-trace and complete Scott's heroic but ill-fated Terra Nova expedition. Strapped to the outside of his snowsuit, his Bremont watch was his constant companion on his extraordinary 1,800 mile trek to the South Pole.

Bremont Wright Flyer

The ultimate aviation watch, this Limited Edition Bremont Wright Flyer incorporates original fabric used on the 1903 Wright Flyer aircraft and showcases Bremont’s first ever proprietary movement. Part-developed and designed in Britain, the BWC/01 automatic movement represents Bremont’s first steps towards manufacturing movements in their entirety on these shores.

Featuring a bi-directional winding mechanism which achieves over 50 hours power reserve and a remarkable 28,800bph, the Bremont Wright Flyer is elegant and beautifully finished as well as extremely precise. Limited to just 300 pieces, the 43mm stainless steel case with Trip-Tick construction is fastened with a black alligator strap with pin buckle.

Scratch resistant sapphire crystal covers the black metal dial decorated with period numerals and exclusive ‘1903’ sub-dial, whilst the BWC/01 automatic movement is visible through the exhibition caseback, allowing a glimpse of the muslin from the 1903 Wright Flyer aircraft layered between the period decorated rotor plate and its sapphire crystal window.

£17,950

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Featuring a bi-directional winding mechanism which achieves over 50 hours power reserve and a remarkable 28,800bph, the Bremont Wright Flyer is elegant and beautifully finished as well as extremely precise. Limited to just 300 pieces, the 43mm stainless steel case with Trip-Tick construction is fastened with a black alligator strap with pin buckle.

Scratch resistant sapphire crystal covers the black metal dial decorated with period numerals and exclusive ‘1903’ sub-dial, whilst the BWC/01 automatic movement is visible through the exhibition caseback, allowing a glimpse of the muslin from the 1903 Wright Flyer aircraft layered between the period decorated rotor plate and its sapphire crystal window.

£17,950

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