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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tested beyond endurance: Bremont Martin Baker MBII

The Limited Edition Bremont Martin Baker MBII/TWG. Only 30 pieces of this special edition watch will be made. Designed by Bremont in conjunction with The Watch Gallery, this model is the first Martin Baker to feature a sapphire crystal transparent caseback. All the pieces come in a limited edition that is numbered 1-30 and is distinguished by The Watch Gallery midnight blue case barrel.

Who is Martin Baker?

At this point you might be asking yourself, who is Martin Baker? Is he a sportsman, a rock star, the first man to climb Everest without oxygen? None of these things. For over 60 years, Martin-Baker has been the world leader in the design and manufacture of ejection seats. So far over 70,000 ejection seats have been delivered to 93 Air Forces around the world and have saved over 7,000 aircrew lives.

The company is also a world leader in the design and manufacture of crashworthy seating systems and high strength fixed seats. Over 20,000 of these seats have been delivered to military and commercial customers.

The Bremont MB collection was designed in collaboration with the British aviation company bringing together Bremont's watchmaking talent with Martin Baker's design and knowledge of materials. Together they have produced 2 models, the MBI which is only available to those who have had the pleasure of being ejected using a Martin Baker ejection seat, and the MBII which is instantly recognisable by its coloured case barrel.

Housed within a 43mm hardened steel case with glare-proof sapphire crystal glass and a midnight blue case barrel. The case-back also features an integrated flat crystal, secured with 5 stainless steel screws and providing full view of the watch mechanism. Anti-shock automatic chronometer movement with a 38 hour power reserve. The watch has a black dial with a patented inner bi-directional Roto-Click® bezel operated by the crown at 4 o’clock, a day and date display at 3 o'clock and index and hands covered in a photo luminescent coating. The watch comes with a calf skin leather strap with pin buckle and is Water resistant to 100 metres.

The Martin Baker MBII also comes equipped with an additional strap with changing tool kit and full documentation including COSC certification. It's supported with a 3 year manufacturer's warranty, and retails for around £3,450.00


    Bremont Martin Baker MBII
    Manufacturer's Ref: MBII/TWG
    Gender: Men’s
    Case Material: Steel
    Diameter: 43mm
    Clasp: Pin & Buckle
    Dial Colour: Black
    Glass: Sapphire Crystal
    Movement: Automatic
    Origin: United Kingdom
    Power Reserve: 38 Hours
    Strap Type: Strap
    Water Resistance: 100m / 10 ATM

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