A quintessentially British brand, Bremont watches pay tribute to the great history of British watchmaking, as well as their passion for mechanical engineering and aviation. Each timepiece is a certified chronometer and is tested to rigorous aviation standards. Ever since the brand’s inception, Bremont watches have achieved considerable success thanks to their consummate artistry, style and precision.
The History of Bremont Watches
Lifelong flight enthusiasts, brothers Nick and Giles English began their foray into watchmaking after a tragic accident in 1995. Their father, a Royal Airforce veteran, had been taking part in an air show with Nick when the aeroplane they were in crashed. To honour his memory, the brothers quit their jobs to learn the art and business of watchmaking. However, one thing proved to be a problem, and that was what they were going to call their company.
This was all resolved following another fateful aeroplane flight in the late ‘90s, when the brothers were flying their 1930s’ bi-plane and were forced to make an emergency landing at a farm in France. The farmer let them hide their aeroplane in his barn and offered them shelter. By chance, he was a watch enthusiast and veteran pilot. To thank him for his generosity, the brothers promised the farmer that his kind acts would not go unforgotten. His name, was Antoine Bremont.
From the outset, Bremont watches were designed to prove worthy of the English family’s RAF heritage. The company therefore wanted all of their timepieces to be able to withstand the rigours of military airflight, working with companies such as aircraft ejection seat manufacturer Martin-Baker. While working with the company, Bremont developed a watch collection that had a very specific clientele in mind, people who had been ejected from Martin-Baker seats. The watchmaker later released a companion series, the MBII, that was available for everyone.
As a company run by aviators, Bremont often consults with pilots of specific aircraft and individual squadrons. An example of this is 2010’s ALT1-WT World Timer, which was commissioned to satisfy the needs of C-17 Globemaster transport jet crews. The brand also creates watches based on their most popular timepieces and issues them to specific aviation crews with added details that relate to their history.
Other notable additions to the Bremont catalogue include the Supermarine, named after the legendary Supermarine Spitfire. The company also launched the limited edition H4-Hercules in homage to the mighty Spruce Goose.
Second Hand Bremont Watches from Blowers Jewellers
If you are looking for pre-owned Bremont watches, you can rely on Blowers Jewellers to help. We are the destination of choice for enthusiasts and collectors alike, and are committed to helping our clients find their ideal wristwatch or other item of luxury jewellery.
Our range of second hand Breguet watches comes in either a used or unused condition, with each individual piece being hand-selected by a member of our expert team. This ensures you are only dealing with the highest quality timepieces. If you would like to view our collection in person, you are very welcome to do so at our boutique in Kingston Upon Hull or by appointment at our office in London’s Mayfair.
Blowers Jewellers is even able to help if you are looking to part with your timepiece. We offer a generous part exchange scheme, or can purchase your item outright if you would prefer. Whichever option you choose, simply provide us with a few details about your watch and we will respond with what we believe is the best possible price within 48 hours.
Over the years, we have cultivated a hard-earned reputation for the quality of our service and advice. We recognise that purchasing your ideal item of jewellery is an extremely personal experience, which is why we will work with you to understand your tastes and requirements before recommending what we think is the best option for you. It is this client-centric approach that sees our customers return to us time and again.
For more information about how Blowers Jewellers can help you, contact a member of our team today or visit us in store.