When it comes to new watches, of course, yours truly never gets behind. Back in December 2016, I wrote an article detailing the Duobox Classic. This wristwatch was successful because of its stunning design and of course its highly attractive price point. And now we are seeing more of this highly potential timepiece as it gets a new refreshment for its collection.
Moreover, Brellum also introduced Duobox Classic Power Reserve LE.1 as a limited series of the Duobox Classic. What makes it special is the addition of power reserve indication at 3h. With 8 pieces worldwide, which sold out in less than 24 hours. It also gets an oscillating weight, with a black PVD treatment, numbered, and a Silver Snow dial. The watch is very sporty thanks to its steel watch elements.
So what is it going to be for now, well without further ado, here is the Duobox Classic Gold Edition.
Note that this follows on the success of the Duobox Classic so the changes are fairly cosmetic or so it seems. The 18 k solid pink gold on the new Duobox Classic’s bezel looks luxurious and melts together well by the steel case and other elements. I thought this edition would have been true to its name if it goes full gold but that is just me. The dial gets gold accents too particularly on the hands and indices.
Since the success of this watch banks on price points and of course quality, I am quite happy to see that it preserves its origins minus the gold part. The 41.80 mm case is still made of high-quality stainless steel. At this size, it looks just perfect for dressy occasions since you normally take golden accented watch for leisure purposes. However, the steel part also makes it a bit sporty so you literally have the best of both worlds. The bezel in gold looks quite stunning and very clean design-wise. As it preserves its origins, we see the natural feel of pushers at 2 and 4 squeezing the elegant Brellum crown.
Moving on, the dial keeps the same clean design. The domed curve helps for better legibility but what is really eye catching here are the 18 k indexes. On the function side, the hours and minutes gets coated with luminous material too. And talking about the box type sapphire with anti-reflective treatment, the same material also covers the exhibition case back.
The Duobox Classic Gold Edition gets its juice from the reliable automatic chronograph movement, Valjoux 7750 entirely adorned and is officially holding a chronometer certification by the COSC. The second box sapphire crystal which is adorned specifically to the Gold Edition yields nice views to this impressive movement. The adornments include Côtes de Genève, perlage, oscillating weight BRELLUM rose gold 4N pvd coated, and blue screws with partly visible through the case back.
The watch comes on leather strap or stainless steel mesh bracelet. Pink gold goes smoothly with any leather so if you like this watch, opt in for the leather but of course you can be more technical on the steel. Price starts at 2890CHF.