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Bremont is pleased to announce the release of the latest watch in their U­â€2 collection (originally released in 2010), the blue-­faced, blue-barrelled U-2 Chronometer, U-­2/BL. Unlike others in the core U-­2 range, the U-­2/BL has an exhibition case back as standard.

The DNA of this new release lies firmly with the military following the pioneering development and dramatic success of the Bremont military air-crew watch developed in association with the world’s largest ejection seat manufacturer, Martin-Baker. The elite 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale wanted a watch with the same testing history as the Bremont MB but one that had also been custom-tested to their own requirements.

The finished U-2 chronometer has most of the advanced elements of the MB, including; the Anti-shock rubberized movement mount; designed to withstand the MB ejection seat program, but also added functionality, for example, testing that has taken the watch to 100,000 feet and -50 degrees C.

Nick English, Bremont Co-Founder: “It was a complete honour to work with the U-2 crew at Beale, CA. Their attention to deal was second to none and the end result was a rather special military watch that became the father of the U-2 retail range. The introduction of the new U-2 Blue is a striking addition to the collection. The range of aesthetics and advanced technical attributes makes the U-2 chronometer a great choice for the price point.â€

Posted on April 13, 2013