An award winning British company, Bremont produce beautifully engineered chronometers at their Headquarters in Henley on Thames, in south Oxfordshire. Founded by two British brothers, Nick and Giles English, Bremont originated from the brothers joint lifetime love and passion for engineering and aviation.
They inherited their love of watches, clocks and all things mechanical from an early age as they grew up in the workshop with their talented engineering father, Dr Euan English, a PHD student of Aeronautical Engineering from Cambridge. As an ex RAF pilot Euan also taught the brothers to fly and was active in the historic aircraft industry both flying and restoring historic aircraft.
All changed on the 4th March 1995 as Nick and Euan were training for an air-show in their WWII Harvard. Whilst practicing formation aerobatics they got stuck in an inverted spin from which they failed to recover and their aircraft was involved in a horrendous accident. Euan died and Nick broke over 30 bones. This accident was a tipping-point in the brothers’ lives and provided the impetus to follow their passion for watches.
After the accident Nick and Giles ran the family aviation business but in 2002 set about forming a watch company. Seeing themselves as very much a British company they knew that they needed the current experience of the Swiss and set up an atelier in Bein, Switzerland. The aim was clear, they wanted to bring some of their engineering experience to create classical aviation inspired watches that could be used in the boardroom or up Mount Everest. With no interest in quartz watches the brothers only wanted to make very high quality watches with the finest mechanical movements that could be found in their price point.Shop Bremont Watches