Limited Edition Longitude

Bringing watchmaking back to British shores

Incorporating the Meridian line

Our first manufactured movement

New era of British Watchmaking

Only 75 available

Limited Edition Longitude

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$39,495.00
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$39,495.00

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The Longitude pays tribute to Great Britains' role in clock and watchmaking and contribution to time, astronomy and navigation.

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    The classic yet contemporary design of the Limited Edition Bremont Longitude marks a significant milestone in this journey. Not only does the Longitude house the brand’s first manufactured movement from its new ENG300 movement series but it also incorporates original brass from the historic Flamsteed Meridian Line at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, London. At Greenwich, the brass Flamsteed Meridian line marks the historic position where the first Astronomer Royal, John Flamsteed, made his observations and laid the foundations for accurate timekeeping and navigation. Bremont has made considerable investment into new machinery, staff and training and the firm’s in-house technical team has modified the base K1 calibre, for which it has acquired the full rights to manufacture and re-engineer from Swiss firm “THE+”. The ENG300 series is the result of Bremont re-engineering 80% of the base calibre, including making a number of design improvements, in order to build a proprietary movement to the brand’s unique specification.
    Limited Edition Longitude

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    A MOMENTOUS STEP FOR BRITISH WATCHMAKING

    BREMONT LAUNCHES ITS FIRST MOVEMENT SERIES
    TO BE MANUFACTURED IN THE UK

    Bremont has acquired the full rights to manufacture and
    re-engineer the celebrated K1 calibre from the Swiss firm “THE+” and launches the ENG300 movement series. A new manufacturing line for machining base components and T0 assembly will all be happening in the new Bremont Manufacturing & Technology Centre “The Wing” based in Henley-on-Thames, UK. Bremont has made considerable investment into new machinery, staff and training and the firm’s in-house technical team has re-engineered 80% of the base calibre, including making a number of design improvements, in order to build a proprietary movement to the brand’s unique specification.

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    Bremont's greatest achievement

    It has always been Bremont’s ambition to bring the art of industrial high-end watchmaking back to British shores.

    British Made

    REINVIGORATING THE BRITISH WATCH INDUSTRY

    It is not completely unexpected to find that the world sets its time by Greenwich and not by Geneva. Whilst Geneva and Switzerland may be producing the vast majority of luxury wristwatches today, this certainly wasn’t always the case. In 1800 half of the world's watches, around 200,000 pieces a year, were produced on British shores by British watchmakers, which is an incredible statistic. Another wonderful statistic is that probably over 60-70% of the innovation in a modern day mechanical watch has come from Britain, including every major escapement design. Bremont's mission has always been to play a part in bringing back watchmaking to British shores.

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