Following its technique of crafting vintage-inspired chronographs priced at attainable costs, but totally outfitted and critically constructed, Brellum stays a slightly unique model – not more than 299 items a yr, together with restricted editions. A deliberate alternative to stay targeted and capable of handle direct gross sales to last clients. The primary mannequin of the model, the Duobox, proprietor Sébastien Muller introduced the racing-oriented Pandial and, extra lately, his tackle the pilot’s chronograph. It’s 2023 now, so buckle up, immerse your self within the cockpit and be able to cross borders, because the watch returns in GMT type, with the brand new Brellum Pilot LE.1 GMT Chronometer.
Primarily based on the attributes of the Duobox mannequin, the Brellum Pilot retains most components of a basic chronograph however provides just a few layers of typical pilot’s watch components. The dial, as an illustration, is constructed round massive Arabic markers and a triangular marker that reminds of B-Uhr watches – designed primarily to be legible, day and night time. First introduced with a motion that includes an influence reserve indicator – later launched in a number of restricted editions – the model has determined to offer it a brand new complication… and one which makes plenty of sense in a context of a look ahead to pilots… In fact, we’re speaking concerning the capacity to maintain monitor of a number of time zones. And even should you’re not going to navigate by the huge expanse of the skies and cross borders, the GMT complication is likely one of the most important features you possibly can consider.
This new Brellum Pilot GMT retains the attribute design of all different chronographs of the model, beginning with its so-called Duo-Field structure. The case is framed by two extremely domed box-shaped sapphire crystals. These supply two benefits. First, since a number of the top is absorbed by the crystal’s thickness, the case itself feels thinner – it’s 15.9mm in whole, however 11.7mm with out the crystals. Second, because the caseback can also be domed, it presents nice consolation on the wrist. The watch is nicely proportioned, with a 41.5mm and a skinny, clean bezel broadly opening on the dial. Lugs are lengthy however nicely curved, and have a pleasant polished bevel on the aspect. As anticipated from a pilot’s watch, massive pushers and crown adorn the precise aspect of a case that has a cushty 100m water-resistance.
The dial is a slight evolution of what was present in earlier editions of the Brellum Pilot, right here modified to greet the GMT issues. Introduced in opaline white, it presents robust distinction with the black-coated numerals and markers (all with Tremendous-Luminova). Massive arms complement the show, however one factor has modified in comparison with earlier editions. The ability reserve gauge is gone and changed by an extra red-arrow central 24h hand, studying a 24h scale on the periphery of the dial – thus providing a sensible second time zone. And, it can be used as a navigation instrument. After setting the GMT hand to native time, you’ll level it in the direction of the solar. If you’re within the northern hemisphere, the GMT hand will level north, in case you are within the southern hemisphere, the GMT hand will level south.
Below the domed sapphire again is a strong motion, introduced right here in a high-end model. This calibre BR-754 GMT, based mostly on a Valjoux 7754, shouldn’t be solely properly adorned with its personal gold-coated rotor and perlage, Geneva stripes and blue screws, however its precision can also be licensed by the COSC as a chronometer. This self-winding motion boasts 25 jewels and a 46-hour energy reserve.
The Brellum Pilot LE.1 GMT Chronometer is delivered as an entire bundle, with an built-in black Nubuck Pilot strap with a folding clasp, but additionally a 5-link stainless-steel bracelet and a set of instruments to alter the strap and alter the size. Provided in a restricted version of 23 items, completely out there from www.brellum.swiss, this new Brellum Pilot GMT is priced at CHF 3,150 or EUR 3,520.
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