There are some watch brands out there that positively exude effortless cool — and Bremont is one that unquestionably falls into this category. In an industry dominated by watchmakers, typically from Switzerland, boasting over a century of watchmaking heritage, Bremont have certainly bucked this trend; it’s a British watchmaker that formed in 2007. For most, this would be a hindrance to finding an audience, but it hasn’t held Bremont back at all, and this is testament to the quality of the timepieces that it consistently produces.
Fans of Bremont will already know, but for the uninitiated, Bremont is a watchmaker that is most famed for its aviation style timepieces —something that really sets them apart from the competition. The brand is the brainchild of brothers Nick and Giles English. Their love of aeronautical mechanisms stems from their father, Dr Euan English, who was a former RAF pilot and who sadly died in a plane crash. But this tragedy served as the catalyst for the creation of the Bremont watch brand, which the brothers created in remembrance of their father.
Needless to say, the success of Bremont has been built on quality timepieces. Here’s a look at some of the most popular.
Bremont ALT1-WT World Timer:
This exceptional collection of watches is undoubtedly one of the most visually impressive of the series. The Bremont ALT1-WT World Timer collection is a newcomer to the company’s offerings, released last summer, with the impressive feature of allowing the wearer to see all 24 time-zones at once, by having an internally-rotating bezel, which can be operated by the crown at the 8 o’clock position.
These wonderfully crafted timepieces have some particularly fine features that clearly exhibit why Bremont has managed to infiltrate the competitive world of watchmaking, despite their relative infancy. The watch pictured was originally designed to be worn by the military personnel of the C-17 Globemaster, which is used by the Air Forces of the UK, Australia, Canada and Qatar.
A sensational timepiece — one that rightly forms a cornerstone of the brand.
Bremont Martin Baker MBII:
The Bremont Martin Baker MBII collection is a visually stunning series of watches. They are so called due to the fact that they have been tested to be able to withstand the force exerted during an ejection from a Martin Baker ejection seat – which is why this is a popular choice amongst pilots. This collection has been made in conjunction with Martin Baker Supplies and, it’s fair to say, they’ve collaborated to dramatic effect with some exceptional looking and flawlessly models.
It goes without saying that this collection is incredibly robust, given the conditions in which they are tested. And for fans of rugged, hard-wearing timepieces, this is the ideal watch for many reasons. It has many impressive features which justify the lofty price-tag such as an anti-magnetic faraday cage, an anti-shock movement mount and a Swiss-made Bremont modified automatic chronometer.
Limited Edition Bremont Watches:
Limited edition luxury watches are, of course, highly sought after amongst aficionados. The Bremont Victory — which is actually crafted from pieces of HMS Victory which was Lord Admiral Nelson’s flagship vessel during the Battle of Trafalgar — is rather indulgent. It is attention to detail like this which allows Bremont to stand out from the crowd.
These are just some of the collections for which Bremont is most famed, but it also boasts many watches that are equally well-crafted and stylish. Bremont is now firmly established as one of the world’s leading watchmakers, both in terms of popularity and the quality, and this is made all the more remarkable by the fact that the brand has been in existence for less than a decade.