French watch manufacture
Established in 2003, the French watchmaking firm of B.R.M Chronographes is the brainchild of founder Bernard Richards, a man of abiding passion for precision mechanics. Totally independent, its workshops nestled in the peaceful haven of Vexin, B.R.M is devoted to producing unique pieces: all of them hand-finished and fully customised using the online configurator.
For B.R.M Chronographes, luxury is made of customization and craftsmanship. Each creation, in addition to being customizable, is handcrafted in the workshops of the manufacture by passionate men and women. This artisanal work makes each watch a unique piece that bears the imprint of those who created it.
B.R.M Chronographes tradecraft is manifold, and embodied in our engraver/lathe-hand, our turner/miller, our watchmakers, and the rest. Every one of them is an expert, passionate artisan with indisputable know-how, perpetuating ancestral techniques, innovating, and creating new products to meet the clients’ demand and our own quality standards.
TECHNOLOGICAL EXPERTISE and LIMITLESS CREATIVITY
B.R.M Chronographes is nothing if not independent and creative. We make our movements in-house, our unique designs come from the hand of Bernard Richards himself, and we issue our limited editions in partnership with renowned brands and ambassadors.
All our products are handcrafted in our ateliers and we have developed the industry’s only online watch configurator, enabling our customers to tailor their watches down to the smallest detail.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AS A SUSTAINABLE LUXURY
At every stage from design to development of the watches, we take into consideration environmental and societal aspects in order to minimize our negative impact. This commitment to sustainability is based on several pillars: social responsibility at the heart of the brand's DNA, a responsible environmental approach on a daily basis and a range of second-hand watches.
In 2021 B.R.M Chronographes was named a Living Heritage Company (Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant) by the French government, in recognition both of the manufacture’s excellence in French craftsmanship and of its daily commitment to technological innovation and environmental concern.