Inspired with a passion for aviation and engineering adventure from their father, Giles and Nick English have created a British watch brand in his honour. The brothers and their Bremont brand have reminded us just exactly that a smart watch is mechanical.
Nick and Giles English were flying their 1930s German biplane across France when engine trouble forced them to land in a farmers field. During their night stop, they discovered that the farmer had been a pilot during the war, an engineer and also had a love of horology.Having lost their inspirational father tragically a short time before this incident, this encounter led them to name their new business venture after their 78 year old French host; Antoine Bremont. Founded in 2002 and launched in 2007 following five years of research and development, they came to market with a deep knowledge of a craft that Britain had once led, yet watchmaking in the UK was all but dead.