Bremont Watches

Launched in July 2007, Bremont Watch Company designs a range of beautifully engineered timepieces of exceptional quality.

Bremont Watch Company was awarded the Walpole Award for ‘Best Emerging British Luxury Brand’ in its very first year and can be found in over 35 of the best retailers across the world.

Each year, Bremont’s brand extends its reach. This is highlighted by its strong associations with the British military, Jaguar and the America’s Cup.

Bremont Watches

Bremont Watch Company is the brainchild of two dynamic brothers, Giles and Nick English, who combined their passion for aviation, adventure and timepieces to create this stylish brand. It launched its first collection in July 2007, offering a range of highly-developed timepieces of exceptional quality. Each model is designed to exacting specifications while possessing enduring aesthetic values.

Bremont’s attention has always been focused on quality aviation wristwatches that are very much usable in more rugged environments. It is for this reason that Bremont watches are not only tested “beyond all call of duty” by several leading aviation organisations, but they are also worn by a unique set of individuals who continue to set records in the most extreme conditions.

Bremont’s attention has always been focused on quality aviation wristwatches that are very much usable in more rugged environments.

Although Bremont watches are made using only the finest quality Swiss components and are hand-assembled by skilled watchmakers in a dedicated atelier in Biel-Bienne, they contain something that no comparable timepiece can match: an air of quintessential Britishness derived from the background of the brand’s founders, Nick and Giles English. All watch design and case finishing happens in the UK.

Bremont Watch Company had the honour of being awarded the Walpole Award for ‘Best Emerging British Luxury Brand’ in its very first year and has seen meteoric growth, having launched in over 35 of the best retailers across the world.

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BUSINESS LEADERS

  • Nick English
    Co-Founder, Bremont
    Nick English
    Co-Founder, Bremont

    Nick English read Geography at Manchester University and subsequently joined Coopers and Lybrand in 1993 where he qualified as an accountant. A professional aviator at heart, Nick lived in and around aircraft since childhood, following a fatal accident which killed his father Euan English and left Nick with multiple injuries, he joined his brother Giles English to restructure North Weald Flying Services LTD an aviation fixed based operator (FBO) and aircraft restoration business. Following the successful restructuring of the business the brothers left in 2000 and founded Virtue Broadcasting, a company specialising in digital content distribution for the record industry which they sold to the telecoms provider Interoute in 2005.

    The brothers Nick and Giles English remain today as Directors of North Weald Flying Services. Following the tragic accident, as a result of their combined passion for watches and aviation, Giles and Nick started Bremont Watch Company where they spent five years perfecting their timepieces, manufacturing and testing at their workshop in Switzerland. The first Bremont watch was launched onto the market in 2007 and one year later in 2008 they were named best British Emerging Luxury Brand by the Walpole organisation and in the same year continued their growth in to the US and Asia. Today Bremont has become a very well respected luxury watch brand and continues its impressive growth.

  • Giles English, Bremont
    Co-Founder, Bremont
    Giles English, Bremont
    Co-Founder, Bremont

    After qualifying in 1995 with an Engineering degree from Southampton University Giles joined Williams de Broe’s Corporate Finance team where he specialised in small cap IPO’s within the Engineering sector. A professional aviator at heart, Giles lived in and around aircraft since childhood, following a fatal accident which killed his father Euan English and left his brother Nick with multiple injuries, he joined his brother Nick English to restructure North Weald Flying Services LTD an aviation fixed based operator (FBO) and aircraft restoration business.

    Following the successful restructuring of the business the brothers left in 2000 and founded Virtue Broadcasting, a company specialising in digital content distribution for the record industry which they sold to the telecoms provider Interoute in 2005. The brothers Giles and Nick English remain today as Directors of North Weald Flying Services. Following the tragic accident, as a result of their combined passion for watches and aviation, Giles and Nick started Bremont Watch Company where they spent five years perfecting their timepieces, manufacturing and testing at their workshop in Switzerland.

    The first Bremont watch was launched onto the market in 2007 and one year later in 2008 they were named best British Emerging Luxury Brand by the Walpole organisation and in the same year continued their growth in to the US and Asia. Today Bremont has become a very well respected luxury watch brand and continues its impressive growth.

  • Gareth Morris
    CEO, Bremont
    Gareth Morris
    CEO, Bremont

    Gareth is a seasoned retail specialist having held executive roles in a number of high-street brands. As Managing Director of Links of London, Gareth worked closely with key investor, Clark Group, during its 2006 exit to Folli Follie.

    Educated in Chemistry and Economics at the University of Swansea, Gareth qualified with Arthur Anderson as a Chartered Accountant. Having worked in a number of financial leadership roles, he became Managing Director of retailer Hackett, taking the Managing Director role within Links of London some eight years later.

    Gareth is currently CEO of Bremont and an integral part of the Clark Group network.

  • John Ayton
    Chairman, Annoushka & Bremont
    John Ayton
    Chairman, Annoushka & Bremont

    John graduated in Modern History from Oxford University in 1983, subsequently practicing corporate law in London and Hong Kong. Leaving the legal profession in 1995 he served on the Board of Halston Borghese Inc., a U.S. based Cosmetics Company, and was responsible for restructuring their Japanese and German operation. John is an established player in the world of luxury goods, having founded Links of London with his wife, Annoushka Ducas, in 1990, one of the great success stories of the 90s and the new millennium, a pioneering venture that spearheaded the democratisation of luxury and design in jewellery and silver.

    With his gift for instinctively understanding the needs of the market and dreams and desires of the client John is dedicated to continual innovation and ingenuity, from design and manufacture, through to marketing, packaging and communications. They built Links of London to sales of over £50 million before selling the company to Folli Follie SA in late 2006. John stepped down from the company in October 2007. Upon leaving Links of London, John invested in a new-start up business, Bremont Watch Company alongside Nick & Giles English, subsequently becoming Chairman of the Company. In under 18 months Bremont has become a key player in the luxury watch industry, recently expanding into the United States and Asia. In July 2009 he and Annoushka Ducas launched “Annoushka” a fine jewellery brand.

    Annoushka’s designs are sold exclusively through its own boutiques in Harrods, Selfridges, Liberty and Harvey Nichols. The brand recently opened a design studio and flagship store at 42 Cadogan Gardens, adjacent to Sloane Square. John is a director of Walpole, the organisation and community aimed at serving and promoting British luxury brands, and founder of Walpole Brands of Tomorrow, mentoring and supporting the best of emerging British talent in the luxury sector. Launched in 2007 the bespoke mentorship and coaching programme helps aspiring British luxury brands of the future to fulfil their potential. These include the jewellery brands Astley Clark, Shawn Leane and Maui. John is also Chairman of the Pallant House Gallery Development Board – winner of the Museum of the Year Gulbenkian Prize for museums and galleries in 2007 and nominated for European Museum of the Year 2009.