Donor: Patrick Bremer
BREMOIR 'The Lexington' Stainless Steel Watch
Patrick Bremer founded BREMOIR because of a passion for Art Deco design and an admiration for the courage, creativity, and innovation of the period. The Streamline Moderne aesthetic resonates one hundred years later because it shares our modern appreciation of geometric shapes, tasteful colors, and simple yet sophisticated design.
BREMOIR’s debut wristwatch, The Lexington, is inspired by the Chrysler Building in New York City. This limited-edition timepiece is powered by a Swiss automatic movement, which is visible through an exhibition case. It comes alive in the evening thanks to the clever application of Swiss Super-Luminova, which is designed to mimic the building's illuminated spire at night. The watch is also water resistant to 50 meters / 165 feet. This particular model, The Tuxedo, features a deep black dial and leather strap, which allow the brushed, silver chapter ring to pop, and complement the elegant stainless-steel case.
While many watches with such direct inspiration attempt to do too much, the BREMOIR Lexington captures beautifully the essence not just of the Art Deco movement, but of the Chrysler Building itself, seamlessly incorporating the building’s most recognizable features. The result is a simply gorgeous dress watch.
The Brian LaViolette Foundation was formed by the LaViolette family to honor the memory of their son, Brian, who passed away in a swimming accident in Green Bay, Wisconsin when he was just fifteen years old in 1992. Brian was not only an excellent student, athlete, and musician, but he loved watches, starting his own collection when he was four years of age.
Since 1992, the Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation has presented 1,058 scholarships to deserving college-bound students in Northeastern Wisconsin, the United States, and other parts of the world. The Foundation continues Brian's legacy by helping high school seniors financially to achieve their educational dreams and, at the same time, providing them with encouragement and inspiration.