Company name: Bremont
Year founded: 2002
Brothers Nick and Giles English founded Bremont. The brothers inherited some practical mechanical experience from their father Dr Euan English, ranging from clock assembly to aeroplane- and yacht construction. On 4 March 1995 Euan English was killed and Nick was badly injured when their World War II-vintage Harvard aircraft crashed during a training flight for an air show. The crash spurred the brothers to sell watches. Bremont has created a number of special-edition watches for serving or former members of the armed forces, based on its commercial models. Purchases of these watches are restricted to people who have flown in the subject aircraft, served in the military units commemorated or, in one case, served on board a particular warship.
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