We were once again delighted to be invited back to the Bremont Watch Company Manufacturing and Technology Centre and worldwide headquarters ‘The Wing’ in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
It’s been 18 months since we were last here and once again, it was a gorgeous sunny day for it. A bunch of club watch aficionados headed to various meet points across the south to head up to Henley-on-Thames.
These meet groups converged and we all headed up to first enjoy a wonderful private dining experience at the Bottle & Glass Inn in Binfield Heath, just down the road from our friends at Bremont.
Service from the team was fantastic with reserved parking set aside for all our cars at the front of the pub.
After a fabulous meal, we were back on the road and up to Bremont’s worldwide HQ ‘The Wing’. Once again there was reserved parking right outside the main entrance.
Bremont is a British luxury watchmaker founded in 2002 by brothers Nick and Giles English. The brothers had gained mechanical experience from their father, Dr Euan English, who was a clockmaker and aircraft engineer. After their father’s death in a plane crash in 1995, the English brothers decided to create their own watch company.
Bremont watches are inspired by aviation and adventure, and the company has a close relationship with the British military. Bremont watches are also known for their high quality and durability. The company manufactures its own cases and some movement parts in the UK, and all Bremont watches are hand-built and tested before leaving the factory.
Bremont watches are priced in the range of £2,000 to £20,000. The company’s watches are popular with celebrities and athletes, and Bremont has sponsored a number of high-profile sporting events, including the British Grand Prix and the Rugby World Cup.
Inside we were welcomed by the Bremont hospitality team who showed us to the bar area where they had refreshments waiting.
After making our way up the auditorium, we were given an interesting insight into the background of this Bremont and the backstory to worldwide watchmaking and some of the myths behind ‘Swiss Made’ watches.
It was then time to split into two teams for separate tours for our guided tour of the manufacturing facility, where we saw how Bremont watches are made from start to finish.
We got to see the CNC machines that are used to cut the watch parts, the assembly line where the watches are put together, and the finishing department where the watches are decorated and tested.
After the tour of the manufacturing facility, we visited the Bremont boutique, where we got to see the full range of Bremont watches. We also got the opportunity to ask questions of the Bremont staff.
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