Bremont B-1 Marine Clock

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Bremont B-1 Marine Clock

Postby koimaster » March 10th 2017, 1:00pm

If you didn’t already know, you might have seriously wondered what a Rolling Stones guitarist and a clock by Bremont, a young British aviation-inspired watch brand, have in common.

The answer is art.

Bremont exploded onto the watch scene with pilot-styled wristwatches smacking of rugged technology that are hard to beat for their quality and detailed design elements. This English brand – founded and run by brothers Nick and Giles English – quickly became the darling of its home country.

Bremont gained in horological competence when master watchmaker Peter Roberts became its technical director. The unassuming Roberts, who instructed both young Stephen Forsey and Peter Speake-Marin during their formative days at London’s Hackney Watch School, is an acclaimed English watchmaker with 45 years’ experience in the field. He has formerly worked at IWC, Garrard, and Rolex.

While Roberts has meanwhile chosen to go his own way (notably by making his own Grand Complication 5 wristwatch), the large clock remains as a tribute to English watchmaking and the investment of the English brothers: one of the first things Roberts did for Bremont was to design the B-1 Marine Clock.


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