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Bremont special editions land starring movie role

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Bremont has developed a trilogy of special edition watches for the forthcoming action film Kingsman: The Secret Service.

The three watches appear extensively throughout the Matthew Vaughan-directed spy film, worn by the characters portrayed by the likes of Sir Michael Caine, Colin Firth, Mark Strong and newcomer Taron Egerton, who battle to overcome the villainous plans of Samuel L Jackson’s Valentine.

Vaughan himself had a hand in developing the look of the watches, including having some very specific ideas relating to the tone of the rose gold chronograph World Timer, this despite being colour-blind.

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Nick English said: “It was a great honour for Bremont to be chosen to work on the Kingsman film, and it was wonderful to see how proactive Matthew has been in the whole process. We pride ourselves on making durable, mechanical chronometers in Henley-on-Thames and so the whole British connection is spot on and we pride ourselves on the work we do manufacturing for the military so the connection is very relevant.”

The three watches were developed to reflect the different roles within Kingsmen, an independent spy agency with a distinct sartorial flair; a black DLC chronograph with 24-hour UTC hand worn by trainees, a stainless steel chronograph World Timer worn by their trainer and a rose gold Chronograph World Timer worn by Kingsman agents.

Bremont co-founder Nick English even makes a cameo appearance as one of the Kingsmen, wearing the Bremont Rose Gold Kingsmen.

The Bremont Kingsman watches will launch exclusively in Bremont boutiques and on mrporter.com this month. The film also includes a number of other British luxury brands including suits by Turnbull & Asser. Unfortunately the watches that go on sale this month do not include knock-out darts as seen in the film.

Matthew Vaughn said: “Kingsman are first and foremost British, which made Bremont watches the perfect fit. Apart from making fantastic mechanical watches, Bremont have links to the military and their special forces around the world, making them the perfect timepieces for the modern spy. In addition to being a practical watch for a spy it is my belief that you can tell more about a person by his watch and his shoes. Kingsman is all about being a gentleman and Bremont is very much a modern day gentleman’s watch.”

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James Buttery

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