For the latest addition to Bremont’s line of manufactured movements, the ENG300 caliber, the British watchmaker created a grueling testing environment for the model to endure before its launch. . Created in collaboration with British aviation company Martin-Baker, simulating the stressful situations a pilot would face, eventually developing the limited edition MB Viper that seamlessly supports realism essential for the robustness of extreme aviation. Launched last month, the watch represents a new design direction for Bremont, with the MB Viper embodying the brand’s contemporary presence, while demonstrating its technical mastery and manufacturing expertise.

Although the MB Viper is built to withstand harsh environments, Bremont has ensured that the 43.5mm model is lightweight, using titanium and anodized aluminum for its case. The titanium surface is treated with matte black DLC and contrasts with the orange anodized aluminum top bezel. Securing Bremont’s Trip-Tick® case construction are four black screws at the corners of the orange layer. The tactile matte black lugs, which taper toward the screw-down crown, feature pocket inserts cut into them to further reduce weight. To complete the overall aesthetic, the MB Viper comes with two fabric straps, one orange and one black.

Nestled between the bold contrasting black and orange case is a clear white dial. It has a seconds track on the periphery, each hour is marked with a green emitting Super-LumiNova® line. Just inside the ring are numerals that count the minutes in five increments with dark Arabic numerals contrasting with the light dial for optimal legibility. Tickling on the dial, the hands are decorated with a chevron pattern similar to the characteristic ejection pull handle often found on fighter jet ejection seats. The minute hand uses yellow for the pattern, while the second hand has a deep, rich red shape.

The MB Viper is notable for being the first model in Bremont’s Martin-Baker collection to feature the ENG300 movement. The ENG352 self-winding movement operates with a silicon escape wheel and a free-sprung hairspring. Thanks to thorough pre-production testing, the mechanism is protected by a shock absorber that allows it to maintain precise timekeeping in any chaotic situation. Visible through the exhibition caseback, its rhodium-plated bridges are plated with gold, while the rest of the mechanism is decorated with intricate striations and engravings. Operating at a frequency of 25,200bph, the movement has a power reserve of 65 hours.

The Bremont MB Viper is limited to 300 units at a price of $5,995.

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