Bremont’s MB series – short for Martin-Baker – were some of the British brand’s earliest watches, and they are still some of their most popular. The no-nonsense adventure watches offer a lot of bad-assery for the buck, but the most bad-ass of them all is the MB1. Why? Because in order to buy it, you have to have survived a live ejection from an active military plane at some point in your life. Turns out Jimmy Fallon’s father-in-law has, and last night, Jimmy gave him a Bremont Watches U22 Replica MB1 live on the Tonight Show.
You can watch the clip above, and read more about the Bremont MB1 right here.
All this is visible through a sapphire caseback. Having a case diameter of 43mm, this should give the watch plenty of weight and presence on the wrist – especially with the gold case materials.The situation is constructed using the brand’s signature TripTick method, which provides the case band and lugs their signature look in the side and back. It has a sporty double-step bezel and a large (possibly, a tad too big) knurled crown, and around pushers. Overall, the situation does look like that of a large, modern pilot’s watch with a sporty edge.The dial nevertheless, isn’t as immediately legible as you might expect from an aviation watch, as pilot watches create a stage of being super and simple legible. Each case material comes with its knob color — blue to the white gold case, black to the rose gold case, and white to the steel case. At first glance, it is easy to confuse the dial up for that of a moonphase chronograph due to the indicator at 6:00 — but that’s in fact the AM/PM index. This index has been designed to depict the Spitfire dogfighting from the Battle of Britain in the AM and the Avro Lancaster bomber on a night mission in the PM.