Lately, you’ve been wondering just how much intensity your watch can withstand.
For example, being ejected out of a plane. Then, perhaps, descending under a deployed parachute.
Meet the Bremont MB-1, the Superbowl ring of watches (if the Superbowl was held on an aircraft carrier). Worn by only a select few who have been catapulted out of a cockpit…and survived, the MB1 is more a medal of g-force honor (ejection number engraved on the case back) than a horological piece.
The result of an unlikely collaboration between fledgling British pilot’s watch company Bremont and top ejection seat manufacturer Martin-Baker, the MB-1 was built to go beyond the call of duty – and by that we mean way beyond.
Bremont founders (and brothers) Nick and Giles English are out to prove they make watches with maximal ruggedness. Sons of a now-deceased RAF pilot, who died in a plane crash in 1995, the brothers took over the historic family airplane restoration company, as well as their father’s legacy of flying.
Now, they’re taking their commitment to precision and durability out on the testing field. And that’s where you come in…
You’ll start by picking up a pilot’s uniform, crash helmet too. Then, after dropping $4,600 bones, you (and your securely fastened watch) will be launched at around 400 mph, proving to all that Bremont (and your bravery) can survive hardcore g-forces and some serious shock.
Should you be a nervous flyer, however, an emergency exit is available. Bremont and Martin-Baker have introduced the very similar looking and priced MB-2 for those who would rather tell time with two feet on the ground.
Bragging rights and severe whiplash, however, are not included.
Watch the Bremont MB-1 test video here