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    MBII Savanna!

    New from Henley today - the MBII Savanna!

    It’s the same MBII, but different! A new ‘Grade 5’ Titanium case, manufactured in partnership with Martin-Baker, and comes with the usual aluminium barrel in anthracite.













    Retail is £4595 and it’s available from the end of the month.

    J.
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    This is one of those moments when I think 'hmmmm'. There are aspects of this watch that I really like and others that I'm really not so sure about. The dial and general appearance of the front of the watch I really like. I like the titanium aspect although I do wonder how much weight saving there will actually be as there doesn't seem to be a massive amount of titanium. The display case back I'm slightly surprised at. The design of the watch suggests a military tool watch - with a display case back? The strap I would swap out immediately, most likely for a NATO. My final concern is the 'tactical coating' of the titanium. I wonder how easily it might scratch?

    overall I like it but it's not a must have, may be a 7/10 or 8/10?

    curiously, for a brand that prides itself on being British, they've used the American spelling of Savanna. The British spelling is Savannah.

    what do you think J?

    as an aside, after you mentioned a silver Tudor on the Bremont Fans Facebook page I had a look online. I really like that watch! Oops, did I really say that out loud!
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    MBII Savanna!

    Quote Originally Posted by theancientmariner View Post
    This is one of those moments when I think 'hmmmm'. There are aspects of this watch that I really like and others that I'm really not so sure about. The dial and general appearance of the front of the watch I really like. I like the titanium aspect although I do wonder how much weight saving there will actually be as there doesn't seem to be a massive amount of titanium. The display case back I'm slightly surprised at. The design of the watch suggests a military tool watch - with a display case back? The strap I would swap out immediately, most likely for a NATO. My final concern is the 'tactical coating' of the titanium. I wonder how easily it might scratch?

    overall I like it but it's not a must have, may be a 7/10 or 8/10?

    curiously, for a brand that prides itself on being British, they've used the American spelling of Savanna. The British spelling is Savannah.

    what do you think J?

    as an aside, after you mentioned a silver Tudor on the Bremont Fans Facebook page I had a look online. I really like that watch! Oops, did I really say that out loud!
    Fully agree, actually.

    I do like the newly re-tooled rotor, and indeed the Titanium case, but I have reservations about why it wasn’t left as ‘raw’ Ti, and why it was coated..


    J.
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    I must admit it is not really calling out to me, I like the display back, but that is about it I am afraid.

    I have really started to take an interest in the MB series of watches lately & really like the MBIII, but this is a version that will not be on my want list, sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bounce View Post
    I must admit it is not really calling out to me, I like the display back, but that is about it I am afraid.

    I have really started to take an interest in the MB series of watches lately & really like the MBIII, but this is a version that will not be on my want list, sorry.
    I am going to be your tormentor until you get a MBIII! LOL


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    Quote Originally Posted by Farhad19620 View Post
    I am going to be your tormentor until you get a MBIII! LOL

    There is a name for people like you.

    Just keep posting all the pictures, I never tire of seeing them.

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    Did anyone catch what watch Andrew Martin was wearing yesterday? Looked like a bronze or gold MBII on a bracelet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by james.roberts69 View Post
    Did anyone catch what watch Andrew Martin was wearing yesterday? Looked like a bronze or gold MBII on a bracelet?
    Correct - it’s a ‘piece unique’ solid yellow gold MBII. The Brothers made it for Andrew to celebrate 10 years of their partnership.

    J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bounce View Post
    I must admit it is not really calling out to me, I like the display back, but that is about it I am afraid.

    I have really started to take an interest in the MB series of watches lately & really like the MBIII, but this is a version that will not be on my want list, sorry.
    I reckon an MB would make a beltin' well deserved early retirement present.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lancaster View Post
    I reckon an MB would make a beltin' well deserved early retirement present.
    So do I Larry, but that is what I told her about the new car & the new Christopher Ward I have just bought. I don't know how many times I can keep using that excuse.

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