It's a typically beautiful Sunday morning in Brisbane and I am on my way to meet what I think is a pretty brave guy taking on an industry that can be harder to climb than the Story Bridge. With a Merlo flat white hustled from James street to boost my step I head to the very sleek Alpha Mosaic Hotel to have a chat with Chris Pilton the man behind DeMontbrayPilton one of the only watch brands ever to be designed in our river city. Chris, an English accented Brizzy guy of six years who has chosen to put down roots here is as every bit stylish in both presentation and demeanour as his watches.
A project manager who has worked across Nuclear Power, Mining, Oil and Gas he is not what you would call a typical watch designer, but his passion shines through. He is the face of entrepreneurial Brisbane Fashion, ambitious, hard working, creative and above all things willing to give it a go. I like this, this makes me smile but what I like most are the two beautiful watches he puts before me. They are clean lined, elegant, balanced pieces impeccably presented in a leather carry case with interchangeable straps and tool. You can see the thought that has gone into creating this brand. "I wanted to design something practical, something between minimal and flashy enough so people say I like that watch”, says Chris and that he has. What a pleasure to meet someone who is determined to not only create a unique watch but a classic brand with old school charm and modern dapper style. Enjoy our little chat bellow to get the inside scoop on this awesome new brand and make sure you follow Chris journey on Instagram & Facebook @DeMontbrayPilton. To purchase your very own DeMontbray Pilton piece visit DeMontbrayPilton
Written by: The Watch Queen, Melinda for Chronograph Couture