Working with Martin-Baker, Bremont were able to use the same rigorous testing techniques as the ejection seats themselves, ensuring the watches ability to sustain extremes of heat, cold and altitude as well as aggressive vibration
LIVE EJECTION TEST
The Bremont MB range has successfully endured 12-30g throughout the 1st second of ejection.
1. Catapult Phase 12-15G
2. Rocket Motor 12-15G
3. Drogue Stability 30G (600kt sled test)
4. Parachute Deployment 15G
The watches are held in an Altitude Test Chamber to simulate taking them up to 100,000 feet for 60 minutes before being rapidly brought down again.
AIRCRAFT CARRIER DECK TEST
The test pictured simulates the level of salt fog and humidity that an aircraft carrier deck would endure during a 6 month tour. Exposure to salt and then drying for 96 hours tests the watches against corrosion and the binding of moving parts.
The test shakes and vibrates the watch on the wrist of a test dummy to simulate a 30 year life of an aircraft.
EXTREME TEMPERATURE ENDURANCE
The Bremont MB watches have been subjected to Temperature Testing to ensure they continue to operate in extreme conditions. The watch is held for one day in temperatures as low as -40° C, and then up to +40° C for a further 24 hours.
MFOS CRASHWORTHY TEST
The Multi-functional Operators seat (MFOS) is used in helicopters such as the Blackhawk. This particular test pictured was simulating a dynamic forward crash at over 18G, moving at 42ft per second.
"The reason fighter pilots are so effective in combat is due to their equipment and training. The pilot hurls his body through the skies at incredible speeds with the knowledge that if something goes wrong he can save his life by ejecting from his plane. Martin-Baker saved my life with their ejection seat. I view that day as my second birthday. Every time I look at my MBI I am reminded of the second chance at life Martin-Baker has given me, and how lucky I am to have Bremont honour that day with my Tested Beyond Endurance timepiece, the MBI."
Capt. James Leslie