Bremont Watches Put To The Test

One of my favourite releases from Baselworld this year was the brand new Bremont Martin Baker MBII watch, a fresh addition to the popular aeronautic inspired collection.


For those of you who don’t know, Martin Baker is a British aviation company who is responsible for supplying 70% of the world’s Air Forces with fighter ejection seat technology. The relationship between the watch brand and the aviation company first blossomed in 2009 when Martin Baker challenged Bremont to design a watch that could withstand the same tests and simulations that an ejection seat goes through.


With the challenge accepted, Bremont designed a Bremont Martin Baker watch that not only could withstand the force of the ejection seat simulation but also endured salt fog and humidity, altitude, temperature and vibration tests. With normal industry standards requiring a timepiece to be dropped from only one metre onto a hardwood floor, this watch impressed the whole watch world with its remarkable resilience. Its durability was cleverly achieved by the combination of a soft iron core and a cushioning polymer spacer ring to absorb shocks.

 Bremont Martin Baker MBII


The new Bremont Martin Baker MBII has an exquisite new design with a distinctive knurled effect barrel that comes in a variety of colours including orange, green and anthracite. Housed beneath the domed anti reflective sapphire crystal glass, the metal dial comes in both a crisp white and black colour and is set with Superluminova coated numerals and hands and a quirky yellow and black seconds hand that directly refers to an ejection seat pull handle.  The watch also comes with two strap options, a calf skin leather and a temple island rubber strap so you can mix and match depending on your outfit and mood.


You can find the range of Bremont Martin Baker MBII watches here.