Our Tour of Bremont's Manufacturing Facilities in Silverstone
Bremont invited us to see their manufacturing facilities at Silverstone. Bremont currently separates its case manufacturing area and its headquarters, but they intend to one day merge the two. Due to Bremont's high-tech and high precision case manufacturing demands, it made sense to integrate their manufacturing arm near other similar facilities, namely manufacturers of high-performance car parts.
Here Bremont co-founder Giles English gives us a tour of the area where cases are made, in this instance from whole bars of 316L steel.
Here we can observe parts of the overall manufacturing process for the cases. The actual hardening of the case that Bremont is so known for is actually done offsite at the facility that also hardens Rolls Royce's jet engine blades. Outside of this, case manufacturing is done in-house.
The "Old Mug" of America's Cup.
The mainplate manufacturing for the BR-01 movement was particularly interesting, and shows Bremont's progress towards vertical integration.
As always we want to think Bremont for their hospitality! They were kind enough to invite us to watch America's Cup with them and now we get to be there not only for this tour, but for the launch of their new model, to be released in only minutes!