The DNA of the U-2 chronometer 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 rubberised movement mount; designed to withstand the MB ejection seat program, but also added functionality.
Modified calibre 11 ½''' BE-36AE automatic chronometer, 25 jewels, glucydur balance. Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 38 hour power reserve, Bremont moulded and skeletised decorated rotor.
Hour/minute/second, date and day at 3H.
Hardened stainless steel Trip-Tick® case construction with bi-directional rotating bezel. Patented inner bi-directional Roto-Click® bezel. Operated by crown at 4H. Case diameter 43mm, lug width 22mm.
Stainless steel with integrated flat crystal, 6 stainless steel screws with polished heads.
Metal dial, Super-LumiNova® coated numerals and hands.
Domed anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.
10 ATM, 100 metres.
C.O.S.C chronometer tested.
Calf-skin leather strap and Temple Island rubber strap.
Individually serial numbered with accompanying C.O.S.C certification.
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