Martin-Baker is a British aviation company responsible for supplying 70% of the world’s air-forces with fighter ejection seat technology. They first approached Bremont to create the definitive aviation watch in 2007/08. More than simply putting a logo on an existing model, the watch had to withstand the same rigorous testing programme as the ejector seats themselves. Two years later, the Bremont MB range was born. The limited edition Bremont MBI was solely for pilots who had ejected from an aircraft using a Martin-Baker seat. This rather select group includes US congressmen and senators, CEOs of leading FTSE and Dow companies, and the chiefs of six air forces around the world (the one exception is a major Hollywood star who tracked down and persuaded an ejectee to buy a watch on his behalf). While the MBI is reserved for the few, the MBII is available to all and has become a Bremont best seller.
- BE-36AE automatic chronometer with 38-hour power reserve
- 43mm hardened stainless steel Trip-Tick® case construction
- Anti-magnetic Faraday cage and anti-shock movement mount
- Water resistant to 10 ATM, 100 metres
- Black leather strap and additional Temple Island strap
Movement: Modified calibre 11 1/4" BE-36AE automatic chronometer, 25 jewels, glucydur balance. Anachron balance spring, and Nivaflex 1 mainspring. Bremont moulded and skeletised decorated rotor.
Vibrations per hour: 28,800 A/h
Power reserve: 38 Hours
Glass: Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.
Case Material: Hardened stainless steel Trip-Tick® case construction. Inner soft iron anti-magnetic Faraday cage to protect movement.
Bezel: Protective patented anti-shock movement mount. Patented inner bi-directional Roto-Click® bezel. Operated by crown at 4H.
Case Back: Stainless steel decorated case back, 6 stainless steel screws with polished heads.
Dial and Hands: Metal dial: Super-LumiNova® coated numerals and hands.
Dimensions: Case diameter 43mm, lug width 22mm.
Water resistance: 100m / 10ATM
Functions: Hour/minute/second, date and day at 3H.
Ratings and Certification: Chronometer rated to ISO 3159 standard.