Colin Firth wearing his Bremont in Kingsman: The Secret Service
It’s the latest film from Brit director Matthew Vaughan, featuring the best of British acting and also the best of British watchmaking. Yes on February 13 Colin Firth, Michael Caine and Mark Strong will be appearing on a cinema screen near you in the ex-Lock, Stock producer and Kick-Ass director’s spy caper Kingsman: The Secret Service.
And the country’s finest will be sporting specially designed Bremont’s on their wrists. All the agents have been issued a rose-gold chronograph World Timer on alligator, while the trainee recruits to the secret service wear an all-black DLC chronograph on a Nato. As the trainer of these would-be recruits, Mark Strong gets a stainless steel version of the Kingsman standard issue.
Apparently Vaughan wanted Bremont on his spies’ wrists because he thought it embodied that British gentleman aesthetic.
“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.”
(Bremont’s Kingsman Special Editions are priced as follows: rose gold, £14,250; DLC, £4,395; steel, £4,295. Kingsman: The Secret Service will be on general release from February 13)