Bremont is a British watchmaker that specializes in the production of luxury timepieces. The brand is well-known for its release of the MB pilot’s watch line, named for its availability to survivors of the Martin-Baker ejection seat. The MBII is the technical flagship piece for Bremont, and for the first time in its history, it will offer a new member to the collection that it calls the Bremont MB Savannah in titanium. What sets this example apart is the fact that the case is made of titanium material. This is a first for the MB pilot watch line. It is a unique watch that is worthy of more than a glance as its pending release is creating a stir among Bremont enthusiasts.
A closer look at the Bremont MB Savanna in Titanium
According to Hodinkee, Bremont has recently announced the pending release of the MB Savanna in Titanium. The piece has not yet been offered for sale, but we have learned a great deal about what we can expect when it does make it to authorized dealers. From the description and photos offered it is a clean and crisp watch that bears a sophisticated light colorway that emphasizes the titanium theme in light colors of grey and light tan. It’s a monochromatic theme that lends intense stylishness without taking it over the top.
Specifications of the Bremont MB Savanna in Titanium
The most distinguishing feature of the MB Savanna in Titanium is the use of premium grade 5 titanium for the construction of the case. It replaces the hardened steel used in previous iterations of the model in a new version with a few modern twists. The case is designed in three pieces with an upper case with a design incorporating the lugs and the bezel. The middle case is generally made of aluminum with a titanium case back that is secured with six structural screws for security. In the case of the MB Savanna, the usual aluminum mid-case is replaced with titanium material. Even the screws are fashioned of titanium. All the finishes are coated with a warm anthracite-shaded material that is called matte tactical coating. A great deal of attention has been paid to the smallest details of the timepiece. The case measures 43 mm in width, which is a suitable size for practically any wrist-size, neither large nor small, but rather, in the middle. The inner portion of the case back is made of a flat exhibition-style sapphire crystal. It’s scratch-resistant and allows you to peer inside and observe the inner workings of the mechanical movement beneath. The timepiece is almost as attractive when it’s turned over as it is from a full-on frontal view. The face of the dial is protected with a domed sapphire crystal.
The dial features a middle-grey coloring that provides a lovely background for the lighter grey rim that encircles the inner circle of the bezel with its index markers in black with a few accents of yellow and red on the dial and inner bezel. The layout creates a wonderfully legible contrast with a date window at the three o’clock position in a slightly darker grey and black print for the date display.
According to Barrons, the Bremont MB Savanna in Titanium is powered by an updated in-house Bremont BE-36AE movement that is a variant of the ETA 2836-2 as its base caliber with Bremonts own modifications and finishes for adherence to the strict standards they’ve set for their branded movements. The caliber measures 25.6 mm in width with 29 jewels in an automatic winding style that beats at a frequency of 29,800 vph. The functions include hours, minutes, seconds, and date with a power reserve of 38 hours. The movement is chronometer-certified to ISO 3159 standards. The rotor of the movement is ruthenium-plated and the skeletonized design makes it particularly attractive for its posturing beneath the exhibition case back. Additionally, the case band and crown of the watch show off a knurled texture that has been imported as a design feature that was borrowed from the Martin-Baker ejection seats, used by roughly seventy percent of the Air Forces in the Western World. The Gentleman’s Journal, confirms that the timepiece is a joint endeavor undertaken by Bremont and the Martin-Baker aircraft manufacturing company in a partnership that has endured since the year 2009.
Other noteworthy features
The hour markers on the dial are hand-painted in sand coloring, as well as the date in the square display window. They’re all treated with Lume to enhance readability in low-light conditions. The luminous coating is Grade X1 Super-LumiNova which is also applied to the hands. The movement is equipped with an anti-shock movement mount that is patented by Bremont. It’s one of the most rock-solid designs that protect the timepiece from damage from a fall, or from falling to the earth in an ejection seat. The inner part of the roto-click bezel is bidirectional. This is yet another of Bremont’s innovative design features that set them apart from the rest. The back of the rubber strap features yet more specifications with the chronometer certification stamped into the band, along with the brand name. On the dial, you’ll see a yellow and black loop hanging from the end of the second hand which gives a nod to the ejection pull handle of the Martin-Baker ejection seat. it’s a military-grade timepiece made for civilians. The watch is water-resistant to 100 meters. It will be available for a price of $5,795
The latest member of the Bremont MB family is the Bremont MB Savanna in Titanium. It’s available for purchase through the Bremont website. We believe that this will be a variant that will soon elevate to the status of instant classic with its sophisticated styling and innovative design features. It’s moderately priced for a luxury pilot’s watch, offering Bremont fans an updated variant.