Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Bremont and Ronnie Wood Marine Clock

The artist and musician Ronnie Wood is delighted to announce that he will be creating 14 unique “Art Clocks” with Bremont Watch Company. Using Bremont’s B1 Marine Clock, both the dial and internal case of each clock will be hand-painted by Ronnie and will depict a different period of his life. The Bremont B1 Marine Clock is one of the most sophisticated Marine Chronometers ever made. This Best of British collaboration presents art and clock making in a way that is rarely seen.

“I am so happy to be involved with Bremont on this exciting adventure. I feel there will be a magnificent opportunity through my art to show what has influenced me throughout my life which include my water heritage, my well documented life in music and of course my abiding passion for horses. All of these reflections will gather together to be seen in this most British tradition. I have always loved my timepieces and now I have the opportunity to thoroughly indulge myself with Bremont. “Ronnie Wood Giles English, Co-Founder of Bremont: “This is a unique collaboration where we have brought artesian clock-making and fine-art together to make a truly beautiful object. It is a huge privilege to be working with Ronnie, and he has brought a completely new prospective to our thinking about the clock, but also the ability to make each truly unique.”

Ronnie has established himself as a critically acclaimed artist and his work is much sought after by collectors. Throughout the years, the artist and the musician have been inseparable. As his musical career progressed, Ronnie continued his passion for painting and drawing; his subjects ranging from band members and musicians he admired, knew and sometimes played with, to family and close friends – and of course, the self-portrait. It is as natural to find him with a pencil as with a guitar, drawing portraits of contemporaries and finding inspiration from his musical influences.

Inspired by John Harrison's original Ships Chronometer Bremont has built a marine clock as a tribute to this great man. The clock is made in England and has been designed in-house with some unique features not normally found in clocks, which include; three time zones, 30 day power reserve, date, 90 day chronograph and the case will be fully waterproof. With such a complicated design and build Bremont will only be able to make 10- 15 clocks per year.

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