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Alt1tude
08-29-2012, 04:24 PM
Bremont MBII / TWG: The definitive pilot's watch is enhanced

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Here's some of the photos I took of the new limited edition Bremont MBII / TWG which has been designed in conjunction with UK luxury retailer 'The Watch Gallery (http://www.thewatchgallery.co.uk/)'.

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Limited to only 30 pieces, and sold exclusively though Watch Gallery stores (or via their online site) The icon that has become the Bremont MBII has been much refined by this superb limited edition.

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On the surface, this model is very much a bridge between a MBI and MBII; It contains the much sought after yellow seconds hand and bezel numerals, which are currently only available on the ‘Ejectee only’ MBI watches. I must say, these hands really do lift the dial especially the central seconds hand which improves legibility (In my opinion) over the regular MBII (http://www.thewatchgallery.co.uk/shop/bremont-martin-baker-mbii-orange-men-s-watch-mbii-or.html).

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At it’s heart however, is the striking midnight blue barrel. Based on the Watch Gallery’s brand colour, at first this doesn’t seem like the most obvious choice for the watch - but it compliments the yellow hands nicely. At times it can look dark, almost black but place the watch in the sunlight and the blue ignites, reflecting the light.

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The hidden treasure with this edition is when you flip the watch over. Instead of the steel case-back as seen on MBII / MBI models, is an exhibition case-back which shows the COSC regulated swiss movement. When I first heard about this addition I had reservations, however in the flesh the exhibition case-back really completes this watch and gives it the edge over the other MBIIs.

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Of course, not having a steel case-back means there is no anti-magnetic properties to the watch, however it is still has antishock movement mount and is waterproof to 100M. Given Bremont’s usual high build standards, this watch should withstand practically anything you throw at it.

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Along with the unique elements you see here, are the trademark 'twin crowns' - which are beautifully finished and operate the time and bezel movement using Bremont's Roto-Click technology. Finishing the watch is it’s hardened steel case and superbly made sapphire crystal.

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Worn at night, the watch has a impressive blue lume, which naturally compliments the barrel colour!

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It’s 43mm case size makes it very wearable: It has good wrist presence but is slim enough to wear with a shirt / suit. Given it’s also designed and built in Great Britain, then I can’t imagine a better LE for the price that looks as good as this.

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Priced at 3,495 - so slightly more than a regular MBII, it’s a small price to pay for a unique and iconic watch which is destined to become a future classic.

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For more information on this, please visit the Watch Gallery’s website (http://www.thewatchgallery.co.uk/shop/bremont-martin-baker-watch-gallery-exclusive-mbii-twg.html).

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Urufu
08-29-2012, 04:59 PM
Do you mean 'definitive'!? In any event I am sorting this watch out tomorrow - superb pics - thank you!

Alt1tude
08-29-2012, 06:05 PM
Mike, you're probably right! I changed it thanks. Congrats on getting the watch

SuperRichieM
08-29-2012, 08:15 PM
Great pics as always...

... but I realise I follow a bit too closely as I've noticed the 'old' Bremont logo on the dial and rotor and the 'new' Bremont logo engraved on the caseback. Until I read the post on the typeface change I would never have noticed!!

I still want one though.

lloyd_m
09-10-2012, 12:31 PM
Lovely pics. I was interested in the orange MB11 but this has persuaded me otherwise. Love the lume. No 24 is on its way to me. I'm hoping the limited edition is a good investment.

Chris_in_the_UK
11-22-2012, 06:22 PM
The blue looks very nice - very subtle.

Dragon Boy
12-30-2012, 11:05 AM
awesome pics...congrats !