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The All-Black Bremont MBIII Stealth Limited Edition

This new model highlights the strength of the original Bremont's take on the pilot's watch design.

| By Denis Peshkov | 3 min read |

Following the predominantly all-black aesthetic of the MBIII Rapha special edition released by Bremont last year, the British watchmakers bring the latest addition to this special lineup – the MBIII Stealth. Let’s explore this Bremont-exclusive timepiece, but first, a super-concise recap of the Martin-Baker collection story.

Ejecting from a failed aircraft earns you a “coveted” spot in the exclusive Ejection Tie Club, overseen by the renowned ejection seat manufacturer Martin-Baker, which currently lists 7,715 members. Club members receive a distinctive tie, a visible emblem of their shared experience. Since 2009, Ejection Tie Club members have had the privilege of acquiring the Bremont MBI, a robust pilot watch developed in collaboration with and tested by Martin-Baker to withstand, apart from other “minor” hardships, the intense shock and G-forces of an aircraft ejection.

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In the Bremont Martin-Baker collection, the MBII, a civilian version mirroring the MBI in design, functions, and overall capability but with slight aesthetic differences, was introduced. In 2015, the MBIII joined the series, omitting the day but keeping the date indication, introducing a GMT hand, and replacing the 60-minute bi-directional Roto Click inner bezel with a 24-hour variant. The new watch keeps the trademark MB features and offers a special “tactical” look.

The new Bremont MBIII Stealth is aptly designed for an aviation-themed, military-inspired look and feel. The 43mm diameter stainless steel, DLC-treated case of the MBIII Stealth follows Bremont’s Trip-Tick three-piece design, featuring a heavily knurled jet-black aluminium barrel and a stainless steel DLC-treated caseback with an exhibition crystal. The MBIII measures 15.5mm thick, with a lug-to-lug distance of 50mm and a lug width of 22mm. The case incorporates a soft iron Faraday inner cage to shield the movement from magnetic fields and the elastomer anti-shock dampener, both standard features in the MB series. The bi-directional Roto Click 24-hour inner bezel is manipulated by the crown at 2 o’clock, while the crown at 4 o’clock handles setting and winding functions, both featuring a knurled surface for easy grip and top logo decoration.

Protected by a domed sapphire crystal, the black metal dial ensures excellent visibility with bright white printed and Super-LumiNova treated markers, sword and GMT hands for hours and minutes and a red-tipped seconds hand. The seconds hand showcases the signature Martin-Baker design with a yellow and black striped “ejection seat pull” counterweight. A small date window resides at 3 o’clock, with all elements contributing to the overall appearance reminiscent of a flight instrument.

The caseback adheres to the clandestine aesthetic, featuring a smoked display crystal offering a tinted view of the shock-mounted “caller” GMT movement – a modified version of Bremont’s BE-93-2AE automatic chronometer (ETA 2892-A2 base), ISO 3159 certified, with a 50-hour reserve and a customised rotor.

The MBIII Stealth is worn on a black-on-black high-performance bi-material (rubber and leather) Chalgrove strap, named after Martin-Baker’s site at Chalgrove Airfield in Oxfordshire. This highly durable and ergonomic strap with improved moisture resistance is secured on the wrist with a DLC pin buckle.

The Bremont MBIII Stealth is a limited edition of 50 and is exclusively available online and in-store, priced at EUR 5,700. The brand’s website promises pre-Christmas delivery to Europe for orders placed by Thursday, December 14. For further details, visit

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