Bremont Watch Company

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Bremont Watch Company
Private
IndustryWatchmakers
Founded2002
FounderNick English, Giles English
Headquarters,
Key people
chairman: John Ayton
ProductsWatches
Websitebremont.com

Bremont Watch Company is a luxury aviation-themed British watchmaker based in England. Annual production is approximately 8,000-10,000 pieces.[1]

History[edit]

Bremont was founded by brothers Nick and Giles English. The brothers had gained mechanical experience from their father Dr Euan English. This involved from clock assembly, aeroplane- and yacht construction. On 4 March 1995 Euan English was killed and Nick was badly injured when their World War II-vintage Harvard aircraft crashed during a training flight for an air show. The crash spurred the brothers to sell watches.[2]

Awards[edit]

Since its founding, Bremont claims to have received awards in various fields: HSBC Global Connections, overall winner, 2013; UK Retail Jewellery Awards, double winner, 2013; Luxury Briefing Awards, ‘Breakthrough Brand’, 2012; UK Jewellery Awards, ‘Watch Brand of the Year Award’, 2011.[3]

Military[edit]

Bremont has created a number of special-edition watches for serving or former members of the armed forces, based on its commercial models. Purchases of these watches are restricted to people who have flown in the subject aircraft, served in the military units commemorated or, in one case, served on board a particular warship.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas, Daniel (18 August 2016). "The rebirth of British watchmaking". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Bremont, the beginnings". Bremont.com. Archived from the original on 4 August 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-24. Retrieved 2013-11-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Military". Bremont.com. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  5. ^ "5 Brands with an Aviation History". Menswearstyle.co.uk. Retrieved 30 September 2018.

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