Sunday, January 29, 2023

    The Brellum PILOT Power Gauge Chronometer – a sporty novelty

    The Swiss microwatch brand Brellum has introduced a stylish pilot watch collection called PILOT Power Gauge Chronometer.

    The new range presented now is a continuation of Brellum’s previous limited edition Power Gauge LE.1 Chronometer, which was manufactured as a black-speaking DLC-coated model, as well as a steel case with black dial model.

    To top it all off, Brellum, founded by Sébastien Muller, is one of the most successful micro brands of recent years, and its ambitious approach to making Swiss-made chronographs that are attractive in price and predominantly chronometers has also proven to be a world-renowned concept. What puts Brellum at the forefront of micro brands this time again is the high level of finishing on the watches.

    Brellum PILOT Power Gauge Chronometer

    Brellum PILOT Power Gauge Chronometer

    The Brellum PILOT Power Gauge Chronometer collection consists of three chronographs with different dials, with a choice of leather or steel bracelet. The color options of the dials are black, blue and silver. Indices and indicators are satin-polished and rhodium-plated. The hour, minute, and small hands, as well as the 3/6/9/12 indexes, feature a glowing SuperLuminova coating.

    Brellum PILOT Power Gauge Chronometer

    Brellum PILOT Power Gauge Chronometer

    The eye rests on the numerous details of the dial, from which the engraved small dials and elevated indexes provide a suitable stylistic and readability-enhancing contrast. This is especially noticeable in the silver dial model, which is clearer than you would expect. At this point, the anti-reflective treated boxed sapphire crystal is like a dot on top of i.

    The movement used in the novelty is, as is familiar to Brellum, the COSC chronometer-certified Valjoux, the finish of which with Perlage patterns, Gevene stripes and blue screws is eye candy that can be admired through the sapphire caseback. The power reserve provided by the machine is 46 hours without timing and you can see the current reserve on the indicator.

    Brellum PILOT Power Gauge Chronometer

    Brellum PILOT Power Gauge Chronometer Brellum PILOT Power Gauge Chronometer

    The watch is packed in 41.8mm steel case that fit well on my 17 centimeter narrow wrist. In my own experience, the fit with the steel bracelet is slightly better than the leather strap. Brellum’s integrated steel bracelet is a pleasant acquaintance anyway, as it is a sturdy act. The steel bracelet has a folding clasp, which is unlocked with buttons on both sides.

    A choice for those who like sports watches

    The Brellum PILOT Power Gauge Chronometer is a sure choice for the wrist of a watch wearer who appreciates a sporty lifestyle. The most relaxed combination is obtained by combining a leather bracelet with a black model, while those seeking a more trendy alternative choose a blue model with a steel or leather bracelet on the wrist. The whiteboard model exudes the 1980s in a good way, with a steel bracelet that fits like a white Ferrari Testarossa for Sonny Crockett.

    The price of the Brellum PILOT Power Gauge Chronometer with delivery costs is CHF 2,990 for a steel bracelet and CHF 2,890 for a leather bracelet.

    Brellum PILOT Power Gauge Chronometer

    In a nutshell

    • Manufacturer: Brellum
    • Model: PILOT Power Gauge Chronometer
    • Movement: BRELLUM BR-750-PR (COSC) , based on Valjoux 7750
    • RPM: 28,800
    • Power Reserve: 46 hours
    • Watch case: stainless steel
    • Diameter without crown: 41,8 mm
    • Thickness: 15,9 mm
    • Glass: sapphire (anti-reflective coating)
    • Water resistance: 50 m (5 bar)
    • Lug width: 22 mm
    • Wristband: stainless steel or leather
    • Price: CHF 2,990 (steel bracelet), CHF 2,890 (leather strap)


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