If you're looking for a cool automatic that can be worn in nearly every situation and doesn't come from one of the usual-suspect Swiss brands, the Bravur BW003 is definitely worth taking a look at.
Since arriving on the scene in 2011, Bravur has carved out a well-deserved niche for its own brand of clean Scandinavian design. The Swedish firm is looking to expand that niche with its newest offering, the Geography series GMT. The GMT complication is a first for the brand, and the overall design is crisp, confident, and very much Bravur.
In that regard, the Bravur is a roaring success, it looks like something Don Draper would have strapped on in early episodes of Mad Men and drips just as much period detail as the glorious sets of that series
Because of the sheer amount of them, watches from indie brands can feel an awful lot like a dime a dozen, but every once in a while you can come across something truly interesting. That’s certainly the case with this new timepiece from Stockholm-based watchmaker Bravur.
The stainless steel case, case back (in both transparent and solid versions) and crown all feel very well made. I am actually very impressed and a bit surprised. I’ve seen many so-so watches in this price range last year, that this is actually a bit of a relief and the proof that it can be done: designing and producing a good quality watch – being an independent – for a very fair price.