Bravur Watches of Sweden has been on our radar for a couple of years. Blending a Scandinavian plan reasonableness in with a real appreciation for watches, their watches are extravagant, yet controlled. Their initial two lines of watches (audited here and here ) left an impression. They figured out how to be contemporary plans with a twisted towards moderation, while not being devised Uniform Wares or Daniel Wellington clones. Truth be told, they were interesting and had it not been for their quartz developments they probably would have been well known with the Worn & Wound audience.
Fast forward to 2017. In the wake of getting a couple of long periods of involvement added to their repertoire, Bravur delivered the BW003, their first programmed, and it seems like the stand by paid off. An exceptionally refined plan, the BW003 draws upon their prior models while additionally addressing the patterns toward vintage style. It’s a smooth watch estimated at 39 x 44.23 x 10.8mm. Despite the fact that 10.8mm doesn’t sound very thin—it’s about average—the watch looks and wears more slender as the mid-case has a slim profile, the case sapphire gem represents a portion of the stature, and the case back delicately adjusts out.
Bravur BW003 Review
Case Stainless Steel Movement Sellita SW300 Dial Black or Silver Lume Yes Lens Sapphire Strap Leather Water Resistance 5 ATM Dimensions 39 x 44.23mm Thickness 10.8mm Lug Width 20mm Crown push-pull Warranty Yes Price $1350
It’s an engaging plan with excellent completing and a fascinating bezel. From over, the bezel has perceptible begetting, however it is fixed. From the side, the bezel has been scored for what it’s worth, which goes about as an enriching component, playing off the evenly brushed and cleaned surfaces. Flipping the watch over you are given either a strong case-back with a beautifying drawing or a showcase window flaunting the beautified Sellita SW300 development inside. On the last mentioned, the gem additionally has Bravur marking plated on it, drifting over the glass. The case shows what Bravur does truly well, as it’s unobtrusive and not exaggerated, yet it is more intricate than most cases.
The dial proceeds with the subject and particularly feels like a development on their past models. There are two colorways—silver and black—with designing that makes them kind of inverses of each other. Both element a focal zone of one tone stood out from a section ring of the other. The silver is likewise sunburst while the dark is matte. The internal territory includes a file of applied square shapes with lume filling isolated by slim, long differentiating lines for the individual minutes. At three you’ll discover the “Bravur” logo, and at six is “automatic” in a little type.
Just underneath is a little, roundabout date window angled and rimmed in cleaned metal. The dates coordinate the dial—black with high contrast with silver—which functions admirably with the plan. The cleaned edges actually make them champion, yet not all that much. The part ring at that point comprises of the differentiation tone with runs at full and half second/minute spans just as little numerals at time frames. The utilization of a difference shading functions admirably with the plan, gathering the dial a piece while likewise separating the droning of the center.
A extraordinary detail of the plan is that the dial is tenderly domed, expanding in range towards the edge. This adds a delicate play in light, obscuring towards the edges, and it mollifies the general look of the dial. They likewise wrinkle over the seconds’ end hand, which stresses the curvature.
The hour and moment hands have an exceptional plan, with mostly skeletonized bodies that tighten toward a lume-filled tip. They are extremely engaging, gesturing to vintage dauphine hands while as yet looking present day. They likewise play well off of the applied markers on the dial. Another exceptionally pleasant plan detail of the BW003 is discovered right on the dial. Rather than leaving a little opening noticeable where the hands associate with the pinion, they’ve covered it off with a little, brushed plate. It’s a little detail, yet one that more brands ought to consider as it gives the watch a more purposeful and very good quality by and large appearance.
Inside of the BW003 is the Sellita SW300, their form of the ETA 2892. Like that development, it’s somewhat more slender than the 200/2824 and chomped more rich in appearance. The one in the BW003 is pleasantly enriched with perlage under the rotor, plating on all surfaces and a custom rotor with an appealing plan. To the extent details go, the SW300 highlights 25-gems, hacking, hand winding, date, power save of 42 hours, and a recurrence of 28,800 bph. In my experience with the watch it was precise and reliable.
The BW003 comes with your decision of a calfskin band. There are distinctive dark, earthy colored, and tan choices to fit the 20mm carries. All component either Swedish or Italian cowhide and either moved edges or a straight cut. I had the opportunity to evaluate a couple, and the tan cowhide was by a wide margin my top pick. It’s a flawless tie made of excellent calfskin with a very good quality feel and pleasant specifying. I’d venture to such an extreme as to say it’s one of the better calfskin ties I’ve seen come with a watch in some time. The solitary thing I didn’t love was the catch. The ties are largely fitted with deployants, which in principle are pleasant, yet I for one discovered uncomfortable to wear. They rode up my wrist in an odd manner and bothered me after some time.
Slight discomfort from the catch aside, the BW003 wears well. 39 x 44.23 x 10.8mm is an entirely comfortable size that will be acceptable on a scope of wrists. On account of the domed state of the rear of the case the watch sits low also, truly nullifying the stature practically speaking. As does the utilization of instituting and a boxed gem, which outwardly separate the watch from the side making no surface in excess of a couple of millimeters in height.
Aesthetically, the BW003 checks a great deal of boxes. It’s on the double current and smooth, skirting on negligible, however with a Scandinavian flavor to it. It’s likewise addressing vintage, with an exemplary jargon and boxed precious stone. The final product is an upbeat marriage of these components that feels remarkable to the objectives of Bravur, and contemporary in its own right. It likewise rides the line among easygoing and dress, however inclining more towards the previous. The refined itemizing and completing, combined with the correct tie, would make this look incredible with a suit with some personality.
The BW003 is an intelligent advance forward for Bravur. They never needed thoughts, style or a particular feeling of what can make something extravagant at a mediocre value point. They just came up short on the mechanical developments that watch aficionados search out. The BW003 deals with that, while likewise showing that they are proceeding to refine their stylish. The outcome is an exquisite watch that figures out how to feel extraordinary without the utilization of any ringers or whistles.
At $1,350, the BW003 isn’t a deal watch, however it’s a reasonable cost for what it is. The watch oozes quality and has an entirely decent development that in one or the other ETA or Sellita structure will in general be in watches in the $1,000 – $1,500 territory. They are additionally independently collected in Sweden per request, so that adds to the expense. Concerning which rendition to get, my own inclination raced to the dark dial (BW003S) as it just felt a little more tight regarding composition, with the bigger dark territory pulling the eye in, instead of the dark section ring, which pushes the eye out to the edge of the dial. All things considered, both looked extraordinary and were a delight to wear. Bravur