Bremont has never ceased to excel in combining innovative techniques with creative elements in creating prestigious timepieces. As the first British Official Timing Partner to the America’s Cup and ORACLE TEAM USA, Bremont added four new America’s Cup timepieces to the collection in BASELWORLD 2016. Stressing the importance of the countdown functionality when racing, the Bremont Regatta AC and Regatta OTUSA models are specially designed for sailors. In addition Bremont has subsequently announced the release of the Bremont AC I 32 Ladies Chronometer to its America’s Cup Collection.
A cocktail reception was held recently at the Bremont Hong Kong Boutique on Lyndhurst Terrace in Central Hong Kong. Sir Russell Coutts, Chief Executive Officer of the America’s Cup Event Authority and arguably the greatest sailor of all time made a self appearance to share his success story and talk about the partnership with Bremont.
The evening kicked off with a welcome from Mr. Giles English, Co-founder of Bremont, followed by Giles in conversation with Sir Russell Coutts. Coutts is not only a legend of the America’s Cup but a sailing icon. His achievements include a gold medal in the Finn Class in the 1984 Olympic Games, winning the America’s Cup five times and triumphing in numerous international races.
Mr. Giles English remarked, “Bremont is thrilled to be the Official Timing Partner for the America’s Cup and ORACLE TEAM USA. We wanted to build a set of mechanical watches that were specifically designed for the sailing community and the Regatta function is so useful for anyone who races. We love that the OTUSA models are being tested beyond endurance by the team out on the water both in training and competition; they are fantastic ambassadors for Bremont and it’s a great testing bed for the watches in terms of performance.”
Sir Russell Coutts added, “There has always been a strong link between sailing and horology. For an America’s Cup sailor, the countdown to the start is perhaps the most critical aspect of the entire race. The fine engineering and technology involved in both the foiling catamarans used in the America’s Cup and fine watchmaking is one element that links Bremont to the event. And of course, the America’s Cup started in Britain over 160 years ago.”