They say necessity is the mother of invention but in Tom Kennett’s case it proved to be the father. In 2009, Tom was toiling with the idea of what to buy his father for his 60th birthday. His father – notoriously hard to buy for – had every gadget you could imagine and was a patented inventor himself. However, both Tom and his father shared a passion for timepieces and that became the inspiration for Tom to design his first watch (The Savro) for his father.
The Savro design attracted widespread praise and brand ‘Kennett’ was born and The Savro is now one of the bestselling Kennett Watches. Tom left his position working in a high tech company in the US, investing all his time and savings into making an impact in the timepiece industry.
The Kennett ethos is simple, emanating from Tom’s rich family heritage in innovation and inventions. Tom’s great grandfather was a developmental chemist and produced some of the first synthetic plastics, his grandfather invented automatic farm equipment and his father has invented some of the most advanced printing technology.
Designer Timepieces – British at heart
We are proud to say that Kennett is ‘British at heart’; this Island’s style heritage is embodied into each of our collections. Our UK design Studio is based in the Kennett Headquarters where we also carry out assembly and distribution of all of our timepieces.
Kennett’s key philosophy of creating versatile designs at affordable prices without compromising quality is what drives our ongoing success at both home and overseas. We value our customers and will continue to strive for excellence in design and reliability as we grow our brand.
Kennett Watches – Manufacturing
Kennett sources from select international suppliers, the finest materials including mother of pearl, ceramic, high grade 316 stainless steel and coatings. These components are assembled using fully qualified technicians, with the highest of quality standards. They produce a timepiece fit for any wrist or occasion.
Design, final quality checks, distribution and repairs are all undertaken at our British headquarters.