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BREMONT, THE BEGINNINGS
Life for Nick & Giles English changed significantly one clear day in March 1995, Nick was practicing for an air display with their father Euan. But in the 1942 WWII Harvard aircraft they were flying was involved in an accident. Giles, waiting to take off the next sortie was told that his father has been killed. His brother had broken over 30 bones and probably wouldn’t make it.
Six months later, however, Nick was back in the air and being flown by Giles. But things would never be the same again. Life was too short to waste. The two brothers decided to pursue what they enjoyed most: a life crafting beautifully engineered mechanical devices.
When they weren’t flying old aircraft, Nick & Giles had spent most of their childhood making and restoring things in the workshop of their gifted father – an ex-RAF pilot with a PHD in Aeronautical Engineering. They even helped him to build an aircraft they still fly to this day. Euan was also passionate about mechanical timepieces. He would often bring home an old clock from an auction for the brothers to try and get going again. The passion lives on in the classic curve of a Bremont timepiece
FROM THE FOUNDERS
Time began for Bremont in 2002, when we embarked on a journey to make beautifully crafted pilot’s watches of exceptional quality. Inspired by a love of flying historic aircraft, of watches and all things mechanical, our timepieces had to be tested beyond the normal call of duty. The watches in our core range are all COSC-certified and we are one of the few companies offering a 3-year warranty on every product. Immensely precise, reliable and durable, Bremont watches are hand built in limited numbers.
Each is designed to appeal to those who share our passion for – and appreciation of – the innovation and mastery behind a beautiful mechanical wristwatch. We hope you enjoy the same satisfaction when you try on a Bremont watch, as we do in creating one.
THE FIRST BOUTIQUE IN AUSTRALIA
The award-winning British watch company is opening in St. Collins Lane. Explore the brand’s welcoming, relaxed and gentlemen’s club-like boutique where nods of adventure and aviation can be seen throughout the boutique.
Offering a full product range watch enthusiast and collectors can immerse themselves into the world of the Bremont watches.
Bremont watch store is located on Ground Floor.