5 weeks in Asia...

BRM Chronographes continues to clock up the laps on Emirati and Asian circuits. Bernard Richards, who has been promoting the brand in various countries this summer, would like to give you a chance to relive his experience:

"On 18 July, I was off to Dubai to meet Alexandre Petit, a former motorcycle racer who has decided to take care of establishing BRM in the Emirates.

I am delighted about this collaboration, which has already given rise to a unique model, the CNT-44-Dubai.

Designed with a specific dial, it also includes a container filled with sand from famous Liwa Dunes."
"Next, I went to Thailand to the Buriram International Circuit, where I was able to attend the third round of the Formula Masters China Series and the fourth round of the Audi R8 LMS Cup."

"Four days later, here I am in Malaysia, visiting the BRM team in our boutique there.

Press events, reports, cocktail receptions and a presentation of the BRM collection at Cortina Watch punctuated my week, which came to a perfect end with the signing of a partnership with the driver Zen Low and his karting track in Kuala Lumpur."

"I then flew to Jakarta, Indonesia to say hello to the team at Eurobutik, BRM's distributor there, and to attend Porsche Club Indonesia's event.

"At the beginning of August I went to the Philippines, where I had the opportunity to visit the BMT restoration workshop, the world's largest restoration workshop for classic cars. 180 workers are involved in the reconstruction of around 100 cars at any one time. I did not think this possible. The work completed there is incredible, both in quantity and quality. There are all kinds of cars: Ferraris, Rolls, Jaguars, Austins, Facel Vegas... it's really something!"

"My travels then took me to the Batangas circuit to meet Gilbert Del Rosario and his three children who are all racing drivers (the youngest is just 9 years old), and will be the first to wear BRM's livery in the Philippines!

At the end of the day, my driver Ben and I went for dinner at the beach. After all that noise, we needed to rest our eardrums before visiting Manila Sports Car Club over the next few days, and then returning to Manila to do the rounds of our distributors. Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche and Lamborghini are all importing to this country, where growth is over 7%."

Here I am once again in Kuala Lumpur for four days to attend the next rounds of the Formula Masters China Series, the Super Trofeo Asia and the Audi R8 LMS Cup. After putting my back out in my sleep, I also unexpectedly had the chance to meet Nicolas Grimaldi, an osteopath there, who got me back on my feet in a single session... I recommend him!
As such, I was able to finish the weekend on the circuit as planned, where temperatures on the track were around 52°C."
"Lastly, I returned to Manila and headed to the Carmona Racing Circuit, a karting track with whom we have signed a partnership to be their official timekeeper for the next 10 years.

"My thanks in particular to Maverick Tan, whose help was very valuable to me throughout my stay in the Philippines."

with Andrew Jarman

British driver Andrew Jarman began his career in karting, winning his first championship in 1998, before moving into Formula Renault, where he finished sixth in the championship with the family team KJ Motorsports.

In 2013, he decided to move into GT Racing, where he won the Aston Martin GT4 challenge in his first year, before finishing in the finals of the British Avon Tyres championship in the GT4 class the next year with TF Sport, official partner of Aston Martin Racing.

In 2015, Andrew decided to continue with TS Sport and progressed to the GT3 class of the British Avon Tyres championship, where he had the opportunity to drive an Aston Martin Racing V12 Vantage GT3, with which he took two pole positions and two podium finishes to finish sixth in the competition. In the course of this same season, Andrew also travelled to Japan where he raced for Alpha Classics Racing, the official Japanese Aston Martin Racing team.

In 2016, he took part in the British GT championship (GT4 class) with the Stratton Motorsport team in their Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT4, all while taking part in a few races in the new Michelin GT3 Cup in Le Mans with TS Sport, and continuing on the Japanese circuits with Alpha Classics Racing.

Andrew has set himself the ultimate goal of racing in the Le Mans 24 Hours in the GTE class before too long.

BRM is proud to be official partner of this driver, whose commitment on the track cannot be in any doubt, and is pleased to support him with his goals for the future.

Andrew Jarman

Tell us a bit about yourself, why did you choose to go into motorsports?

I grew up in the world of motorsports: in the 70s my father raced saloon cars, and our house in Milton Keynes was in the middle of “Motorsport Valley” near Silverstone, where I went often. I was hooked straight away!

I started out in karting and won my first championship in 1998 before moving into Formula Renault, where I finished sixth in the British championship with our family team.

In contrast to much of my current competition, my goal has always been to win the Le Mans 24 Hours, which is why I turned to GT racing in 2012.

In 2013 I won the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge, and then finished second in the British GT championship in 2014, which was an unbelievable result for a GT3 beginner.

At the end of the 2014 season, I was lucky enough to be invited to Japan to drive for Alpha Classics Racing (official partner of Aston Martin Racing) as part of a special Aston Martin Japan challenge. It was following this trip that I realised that my goal was to continue in GT3.

Deciding to stay with TF Sport and Aston Martin Racing for 2015 was an obvious choice and we took the decision to continue with the British GT championship as it not only offered excellent media coverage, but also allowed me to compare myself to very competitive teams and drivers.

Mid-season I had the opportunity to make a dream come true by racing at Le Mans during the Aston Martin festival at the Le Mans 24 Hours. That was a crucial step for me. The race was a great experience. I am even more determined today to return and to race in the 24 Hours one day!

I then continued with the British GT championship and, after a difficult start to the season, everything went well. I qualified in pole position for the last two stages, in which I obtained two podium finishes, so that I eventually came sixth in the championship.

Which team do you race with? In which car?

This season I am with the British teams TF Sport for the Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup in an Aston Martin Racing V12 Vantage, and Stratton Motorsport in an Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT4 for the British GT championship.

What are your goals for the coming years?

Next season I wish to continue in GT3. I am working on projects to participate in the Dubai 24 Hours in January, and I hope to do a full season in GT3 in Europe, all while taking part in several races in Japan with Alpha Classics Racing.

My ultimate aim is to join the ELMS Series in 2018 in the GTE class and take part in the Le Mans 24 Hours that same year.

You are now one of BRM's partners: anything to say on the subject?

I am delighted to become an official BRM partner and to be part of a cutting-edge brand that shares my passion for motorsports.

It was in Japan that Hiroyuki Akane, owner of Alpha Classics Racing, introduced me to BRM for the first time. I immediately liked this innovative range of luxury made-to-measure watches.

This year, during the Le Mans 24 Hours, I had the chance to meet Bernard Richards, founder of BRM, and to see for myself the passion that drives him and the level of creativity and perfection that can be found in each BRM watch.

Representing BRM is a real pleasure, and I hope that our collaboration will be long and fruitful!

A look back at the Portugal Grand Prix

BRM Chronographes was present at the Portugal Powerboat Racing Grand Prix, and warmly thanks all the brand's loyal customers and devotees, who came to see us on 31 July in Portimao!

A look back at some pictures of this spectacular event:

Wins for the manufacture!

"All the BRM team and myself would like to thank our clients for their unfailing loyalty. Thanks to your support and confidence, we are pleased to announce that this month we celebrated reaching 20,000 BRM owners, and 100,000 newsletter subscribers.

We hope that the passion that drives us will continue to bring us together. Thank you!"

Bernard Richards
The teams at the various events in 2016 will be delighted to present our collection. They remain at your disposal all year round to cater to your needs.
Barcelona 24 Hours
Barcelona Circuit
2 to 4 September 2016
Porsche Sport Cup
Spa Francorchamps Circuit
10 to 11 September 2016
Spa 6 Hours
Spa Francorchamps Circuit
16 to 18 September 2016
Aston Martin Track Day
Spa Francorchamps Circuit
20 September 2016
Mondial de l’Automobile 2016
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles
1 to 16 October 2016
For all enquiries, please contact 

Gaëlle (Customer relations)
Telephone: 00 33 (0)1 61 02 08 00
email: g.amedro@brm-manufacture.com

Mélanie (Communications) 
Telephone: 00 33 (0)1 61 02 08 0
Email: l.lacaze@brm-manufacture.com

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