Best of British
We meet the chaps at Bremont, and attempt to make a very tough watch
Posted: 28 Oct 2013
But, with the Swiss still holding a vice-like grip on chronograph certification, that piece of paper will still have to come from overseas. Could that change? "There's no reason why you couldn't certify chronographs in the UK," says Nick, "and I'd like us to lead the way." With Bremont's staggering success so far, it's fair to say that - since their emergency landing in a French field - they've done more than their fair share to bring watchmaking back to Britain. With that insatiable appetite for detail and deep understanding of what makes a mechanical timepiece special, it looks like the UK watch industry is in safe hands. Next time, maybe they'll even give me a certificate to prove it.