From its headquarters in Thames, England, Bremont offers some of the world’s most exceptional pilot watches. The brand was founded by brothers Nick and Giles English, both of whom had an ardent passion for aeronautics. With a focus on engineering superiority, each watch is chronometer certified and will provide accurate, reliable time no matter the circumstances. As token of their excellence, Bremont is one of the premiere British watch brands and was recently awarded the "Luxury Watch Brand of the Year" and "Store Design of the Year" in 2013. Show your appreciation for top quality watches and buy your Bremont watch today.
The Bremont brand was born out of a devastating family tragedy. Craftsmanship was in the English family’s DNA. Brothers Nick and Giles English grew up in their father’s workshop, always designing and building things. Their father, Euan English, was a former Royal Air Force pilot with a Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering. He instilled in his sons a great passion and enthusiasm for handiwork and invention until his tragic death while practicing for an air display in a 1942 WWII Harvard aircraft. Nick was also involved in the plane accident with his father, but miraculously, he survived. After a long and difficult recovery, Nick emerged with an even more intense passion to continue his father’s commitment to engineering and craftsmanship. He and his brother Giles made a promise to uphold their father’s legacy and embrace the preciousness of life by creating stunningly engineered mechanical devices.
The name Bremont comes from another hardship endured by the English brothers. The pair were flying across France in a 1930’s biplane and were forced to undertake an emergency landing due to inclement weather. They landed in the field of a humble farmer who graciously took the brothers in. He too had been a pilot in the military and shared their fascination with building and creating. His home was filled with handiwork and projects, from wall clocks to engines. The farmer helped the brothers restore their plane, and they vowed that his generosity would never be forgotten. The farmer’s name was Antoine Bremont.
It’s clear that no obstacle is too great for the English brothers to overcome. No matter what life throws at them, they bounce back with greater strength and enthusiasm than before. This attitude is what defines the Bremont brand. Rooted in both the British tradition of watchmaking and the family tradition of creating and crafting, the Bremont brand has been producing beautifully engineering timepieces since 2002. It comes as no surprise that the company’s first timepieces were pilot’s watches, inspired both by their father’s career and the brothers' shared love of flying historic aircrafts.
Each Bremont watch is extremely dependable, precise, and sturdy. It is of utmost importance to the Bremont brand that every single timepiece is put through a rigorous series of tests in order to function beyond the regular call of duty. Because the process of hand-building and testing the watches is so labor intensive, Bremont timepieces are produced in very limited quantity, making each design both exclusive and rare.
Upholding the rich heritage of British watchmaking is another guiding principle of the Bremont brand. The company aims to pay homage to those pioneering British horology experts who came before them with each and every watch they create. For this reason, Bremont tries to keep as much of the watchmaking process as possible in the United Kingdom. Every single watch is developed, assembled, and finished in the brand’s headquarters in Henley on Thames, South Oxfordshire, England, in the heart of the Chiltern Valley. The brand also makes it a priority to partner with other British brands and manufacturers whenever possible. Ultimately, Bremont takes great pride in being part of the ever evolving British watchmaking heritage.
At the end of the day, the English brothers are guided by the memory of their late father. Because of his time and dedication to the Royal Air Force, the Bremont brand has developed a very close relationship with the military. This has allowed the brand to do something truly unique, unlike any other watch company. Bremont develops exclusive mechanical chronometers for the military that serve the specific needs of individual squadrons stationed around the world. This idyllic partnership allows the Bremont company to both explore its creativity in design and craftsmanship and support a project that is truly near and dear to their hearts and core values.
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