Swedish watchmaker Bravur follows its first entry into the market with a new model this summer. Called the BW002, the piece carries on from where its predecessor left offremaining true to the companys distinctive aesthetic and desire to create a watch that packs intense detailing into a refined, smaller and more dressy package. “Weve cropped a few millimeters off the diameter of the case and removed the lugs,” co-founder Magnus Svensson tells CH. The result is a smaller 38mm timepiece that references classic dress watches but feels purposefully modern.
The BW002 retains Bravurs two-piece hollow crown, which requires precise tolerances to manufacturea detail that has received much acclaim. As before, the case remains a key area of design focus, one half-brushed, the other grooved vertically. Resolving the exterior design is a well-specced sapphire crystal with a gentle dome.
Moving inward to the dial, its applied hour indexes are minimalistic, with a simple seconds track tracing around their tips. The Bravur hollow hands also make an appearance, yet with extended lashings of accent color. Finished with a gold-lined date window, it’s a very accomplished, composed dial that underlines Bravurs fixation with detailing and style. Be it formal or casual, as a sum of its parts, this is a piece that garners serious attention on the wrist despite its relatively diminutive size. Which is quite an achievement from this small Swedish boutique label.
A watch today is simply an item that you love and cannot function without. Thats what makes wearing a timepiece so very unique and personal. Its more than a statement, its a companion, concludes Johan Sahlin, Bravur’s co-founder.
Bravur offers BW002 in four variations with assorted strap options and hand choices. The watches are available for pre-order online with prices start at $625.
Images courtesy of Bravur