25 November 2015

My Visit to Bremont Boutique - Royal Exchange

Royal Exchange in London
On our recent holiday, we landed in London.  It just happens that two Bremont Boutiques are located in London.  Naturally, along with the touristy sites, I wanted to visit the Bremont Boutiques.  First up, Royal Exchange.

Entrance to Royal Exchange
For those unfamiliar with this part of the city, it is the luxury business district.  As you can tell, I was way under dressed for the area.  Damn tourist.  We were greeted at the door by a door man.  Once you are inside, the plaza is surrounded by boutiques like Omega, Bulgari, and Tiffany & Co.  

Bremont at Royal Exchange

Bremont from South Entrance of Royal Exchange
If you walk in from the front (West Entrance) of the building, the Bremont Boutique is located in the middle on the right.  It is a small store, about the size of a one car garage.

Bremont Chronometers and 'the seat'
I spent some time with Paul Gray as we talked about the brand and I just geeked out over all the watches, accessories, and memorabilia. 

Martin Baker ejection seat
I wanted to purchase something, perhaps a key chain or strap, while it was at Bremont. I had some questions on whether the Seattle strap.  At one point, the website stated that the strap would not with with the deployment clasp.  Paul fitted the strap to my watch and explained that it worked, but because of the stiffness of the material, it does not curve to the wrist as easily as leather or rubber.

Paul Gray, General Manager at Bremont Boutique
I was amazed at the speed and ease of how Paul worked that watch tool to swap straps.  As we we talked he recommended that I purchase the strap from the New York Boutique as it would be cheaper.  So, I did not get the strap...yet.

Of course I have to get a photo with Martin Baker
We spent about a half hour in there.  Before we left he gave me a Bremont ball cap, newsletter, magazines, and a wealth of knowledge about the brand.  Thanks, Paul!

My Bremont in front of Bremont
If you are a fan of Bremont and happen to be in London, I recommend a visit to the Bremont Boutique, City of London, at Royal Exchange.

Thick business cards
12 The Courtyard, Royal Exchange
London,  EC3V 3LQ
+44 (0) 207 220 7134

For more information visit Bremont.com

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