Known for incorporating important historical artefacts including fragments of the Enigma wartime coding machine and Lord Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory into its timepieces, Bremont has moulded a section of the brass beam that runs through Greenwich’s Royal Observatory in London into each of its 300-piece Longitude wristwatches.
The brass beam is used to mark the area in which John Flamsteed, who was the founder of Greenwich Observatory and the first astronomer royal of England, charted the position of stars in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Here, Bremont’s co-founder Giles English talks us through the Longitude's inspiration.
Tell us about the Bremont Longitude.
It’s an important watch not only for Bremont but for British horology. Longitude houses a Bremont-manufactured movement called ENG 300, which was made at our new 35,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at Henley-on-Thames. The ENG 300 is the first mechanical movement that’s been made on British shores for over 50 years.