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December 19, 2012updated Feb 13, 2013

BREMONT

By Chris Boyle

THE SOUL OF LEGACY

Cofounders Nick And Giles English

Award-winning watch brand Bremont encompasses an air of quintessential Britishness derived from the background of cofounders and brothers Nick and Giles English.

Founded in 2002, the brand’s philosophy was inspired by the siblings’ late father and their lifelong love for aviation and flying. Their range of masterful timepieces is hand-assembled by skilled watchmakers in the UK atelier, using only the finest quality British components and Swiss movements. All Bremont timepieces are tested above and beyond the demands placed upon conventional wristwatches, withstanding extreme conditions that explorers and pilots have put to the test. It’s that durability that makes Bremont watches a timeless treasure worthy to be handed down from generation to generation.

 

INSIDE BREMONT WITH COFOUNDERS NICK AND GILES ENGLISH

 

“At Bremont, we pride ourselves on our customer-focused ethos and tremendously value the relationship we have with Bremont owners around the world. We only make limited numbers of watches each year and every watch is independently COSC-tested and chronometer-rated. Only about three percent of Swiss watches are Chronometer certified. Our movements are Swiss made to the highest grade of finish but we try to engineer, make and design as much as possible in the UK, where we finish all our cases and carry out assembly. Britain has a rather special history in watch and clock making and we are proud to be part of its revival. A mechanical watch is inherently complicated but we have complete confidence in our product and we are one of the few companies to offer a three-year warranty on all our watches. We hope that this gives all our customers peace of mind when purchasing a Bremont timepiece.”

 

VICTORY LIMITED EDITION

Victory Limited edition

Bremont is delighted to be working with The National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth to create a limited-edition timepiece unlike any other ever created.

Each mechanical retrograde watch will be made with original parts of HMS Victory inbuilt. The Victory will be available in 250 stainless steel pieces and 40 rose gold pieces (from about $18,000 to $29,000).

ALT1-WT

Alt1-Wt

Bremont develops the exclusive squadron-only C-17 Globemaster watch as the Bremont World Timer (ALT1-WT) for the civilian market, and produces its first global-timer watch for use by pilots and travelers all over the world.

The World Timer is available in three striking dial variations: Blue, black and white. The World Timer will be released in summer 2012 ($5,690).

 

ALT1-C

Bremont ALT1-C

The Bremont ALT1-C is true to all of the technical values and principles that form part of any revered automatic timepiece.

Integrating an impeccably modified and top execution, chronometer-rated Valjoux 7750-SO BI AC movement, the ALT1-C brings together the centuriesold art of watchmaking with the best of technical innovation, precision and durability. The original intention was to produce a beautifully designed chronograph that would look as good on a wrist in 30 years’ time as it did the day it was first designed. Already nearly ten years old, and still very popular, hopefully we managed to achieve this objective. The ALT1-C is available in five dial colors ($5,650).

 

Supermarine

Supermarine

Bremont’s diver, the Supermarine 500, maintains the Bremont aviation DNA by encasing the beautifully finished chronometer-tested movement in an anti-magnetic Faraday cage.

Also protecting the BE-36AE movement is a patented anti-shock case mount. The Supermarine’s case is 43 mm in diameter, providing water resistance to 500 meters (although tested beyond these depths); a sapphire bezel offers extraordinary luminosity in low-light conditions. The case also has an automatic helium escape valve for professional diving requirements. Four variants are available in addition to a limited-edition DLC version, the Supermarine Descent (from $5,150 to $5,450).

MB

Bremont MB

The Bremont MB was designed and built to become the definitive aviation chronometer in the marketplace and embody all that is meant by “Made in Britain.”

The two models—MBI and MBII—were tested and designed in conjunction with iconic British aviation company Martin- Baker. The MBI, which can be identified quickly by its red aluminium barrel, is only available to those individuals who have ejected using an MB ejection seat. The movement is protected by an anti-magnetic Faraday cage and a specifically designed anti-shock case mount. The MB range has been designed and tested to withstand the MB ejection seat test program (MBII is $4,950).

 

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