By Jovan Krstevski

We have covered Brellum Swiss Watchmaking quite many times already and we like the brand not just because of their fair pricing but also for their amazing watches on offer. The fact that they are an independent Swiss brand developing, producing and marketing high quality timepieces for admirers of exceptional craftsmanship is absolutely is a no brainer to not consider their portfolio of great watches. So without further ado, yours truly presents new releases of the Duobox Gold Edition collection in blue and havana dial.

This no-nonsense chronograph with retro-inspired design (in the case of the Havana dial) has always executed an elegant build offering the best value for money and we really like Brellum for this. Perhaps should you have a hard time believing us, think of it this way – a chronograph like Brellum is almost unreal for 5k and below price points. The references featuring the Blue Dial are DUOBOX DB.CH.510; DUOBOX DB.CH.511; and DUOBOX DB.CH.512. The case design is identical for the 3 models and unlike the original iteration of the watch, the Gold Edition specifically features a well executed golden bezel. And mated with the alternating brushed and polished finish, the 41.8 mm stainless steel case looks incredibly stunning.

All the Brellum references mentioned above have the same Sapphire crystal Box shape on the top and on the caseback. The anti-reflective treatment also makes legibility impressive. The Domed Blue dial looks peaceful and light plays very well with the sunray pattern. The beautiful appliques and luminescent material also add modern touches to an impressive retro design. To be honest, the gold bezel really delivers quite a feeling of nostalgia, back when digital watches were non-existent and mechanical watches were the pinnacle of precision engineering.

Other notable differences in the references mentioned above are on the straps used which are hand made genuine black leather strap, hand made genuine Brown Zora leather strap, and Stainless Steel Milanese bracelet – all with stainless steel deploying buckle.

As for the references featuring the Havana Dial, they are the DUOBOX DB.CH.541 and DUOBOX DB.CH.542. Both have the same case design with hand made genuine Brown Zora leather strap for the former and Stainless Steel Milanese bracelet for the latter all with stainless steel deploying buckle. In here, the gold bezel is truly delightful as it frames the Havana dial perfectly allowing the nostalgic warm colors to pop. We still get the same goodies here such as the stunning sunray pattern and lumed appliques. The sapphire crystal BOX shape on the top and on the caseback with anti-reflective treatment is a feature usually seen on high-end watches but here, it’s standard.

Finally, powering the references mentioned above is the robust and reliable Caliber BRELLUM BR–750–1 Automatic chronometer based on Valjoux 7750 with COSC certification. This movement offers excellent value for money, most bang for the buck so to speak. Its Geneva stripes, blued screws and a Brellum oscillating weight can also be seen partly through the exhibition caseback. Moreover, the movement provides 46 hours of power reserve and its functions include the Hours, Minutes, Secondes, Date, Chronographe, and a Pulsometer scale.

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