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April 27, 2009

Family tragedy followed by family passion led to the birth of a luxury brand currently taking the world of watches by storm. Claire Adler meets two brothers who abandoned the City of London long before anyone even mumbled the words credit crunch

As children, Nick and Giles English could routinely be found tinkering in their father's aeroplane workshop in the east of England, repairing planes, making clocks, models, musical instruments and fixing anything mechanical they could lay their hands on. Their father Euan was a World War Two RAF aerobatic champion and it was hardly a surprise when Nick and Giles grew up to become professional pilots and aviation junkies.

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