By Kathryn Lewis
Peter Roberts, technical director at Bremont Watches in the UK, announced yesterday that he will leave the company to start his own venture.
“Peter Roberts and Bremont are parting ways following several fruitful years together,” a spokesperson for the company said in a statement this morning.
Roberts has been working with the British luxury watch maker on a consultancy basis for the past four years. An old hand in the industry, Roberts has worked for both Rolex and Garrard, the Crown Jeweller. He served as head of watch-making at the Hackney Watch School in London and now holds a post as a lecturer for his former employer Rolex. As technical director at Bremont he oversaw and advised on all elements and creation of Bremont’s timepieces.
Roberts is leaving to launch his own watch project at Salon QP 2013, a consumer watch event held annually in London.
“Whilst Peter has been launching his own watch project at Salon QP, Bremont has continued its drive for technical excellence, and will be opening their new UK watch making facility this January,” a spokesperson for the company said this morning.