Two Awards for Bremont Watch at UK Jewellery Awards 2013
Monday - 08 July 2013
The awards ceremony was hosted by Dawn Porter at The Natural History Museum on July 4th. Bremont was also awarded 'Store Design of the Year' for its flagship store in London's Mayfair, with judges calling the store "a brilliant embodiment of everything the brand stands for".
Bremont has now won four UK Jewellery Awards, after winning 'Luxury Watch Brand of the Year' in 2012 and 'Watch Brand of the Year' in 2011. The latest awards highlight another "exceptional year" for the British watch brand, with judges noting its innovation, strong design principles and commercial appeal.
"It seems this British brand can do no wrong at the moment," it was said on the night. "Just weeks before this award was announced, Bremont was revealed as the joint winner of HSBC bank’s Global Connections 2013 competition, which was set up to find the UK’s most innovative companies. And it has now won its third UK Jewellery Award for its watches. In the past year it has opened a workshop in Henley-on-Thames, which is where Bremont’s assembly now happens and from where brothers Nick and Giles English, who founded the brand, are hoping to develop Bremont’s first in-house movement. On the night of the awards last year, Bremont launched its Victory watch, a mechanical retrograde with pieces of the HMS Victory incorporated into the case. Just a week before this year’s awards it launched the Codebreaker, an automatic flyback chronograph GMT movement which incorporates pieces of pine from Hut 6 at Bletchley Park – the centre of the effort to decrypt the German Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe Enigma machine – and paper from one of the few remaining punch cards. Bremont is a brand that continues to innovate and has spearheaded the British watch revival. It is looking at opening a boutique in Hong Kong and intends on bringing its watch movement operation to the UK. As one of the judges said: 'It’s been a remarkable year for Bremont.' And that’s putting it mildly."