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The new Brellum Pandial Bicompax Titanium

The brand introduces its first titanium watch and some revisions to the Pandial design.

| By Xavier Markl | 2 min read |

Founded in 2016 by Sébastien Muller in the Swiss Jura, Brellum is a niche independent brand that uses a direct distribution model. Specializing in crafting vintage-inspired chronographs at attainable prices, Brellum produces only a few hundred watches annually, with no more than 299 pieces a year, including limited editions. The brand now proudly introduces its first titanium watch, the Pandial Bicompax Titanium.

For its first titanium watch, Brellum logically chose the sporty Pandial collection. Titanium is an ideal choice for a sports watch due to its strength, lightness, and biocompatibility. At 43mm, the Pandial is admittedly a rather large watch, but the use of titanium significantly enhances wearing comfort; this titanium Pandial is about 20% lighter than a steel equivalent model.

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Though the material, is new for Brellum, the Pandial Titanium retains the fundamental characteristics of the collection. The round case still features pump-style pushers and a tachymeter bezel, giving it a sportier appearance compared to the brand’s Classic Duobox. Crucially, it retains the two box sapphire crystals – one at the front protecting the dial and one at the back allowing a detailed view of the chronograph movement. This unique design choice results in a thinner case band thus enhancing wearing comfort. The dimensions remain unchanged at 43mm x 15.90mm, with a water resistance rating of 100m.

In addition to the titanium case, the new Pandial introduces an original colour scheme with a striking blue dial with contrasting black subdials. The bi-compax layout includes a small seconds indicator at 9 o’clock and a chronograph 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, while the date is displayed at 6 o’clock. The multi-level construction creates an interesting sense of depth that is further enhanced by the different finishes. In particular, the centre part of the dial features a wave pattern. The diamond-cut applied indexes and hands are coated with Superluminova, ensuring enhanced visibility in the dark. Last, complementing the aluminium tachymeter bezel, a telemeter scale is transferred to the flange at the periphery of the dial.

Flip the watch over and the exhibition caseback allows you to discover the automatic calibre BR-753, a bi-compax version of the tried-and-tested ETA Valjoux 7750 (more precisely, it is a modified 7753). As such, you get an integrated cam-and-lever chronograph. It beats at 28,800 vibrations/hour and boasts 46 hours of power reserve. Its precision is certified by the COSC while the hacking mechanism allows for precise setting. The decoration is traditional with perlage and blue screws. The rotor is openworked and emblazoned with the brand’s logo. It is engraved with the individual limited-edition number of each watch.

The Brellum Pandial Bicompax Titanium is presented on an integrated blue Nebur Tec strap. It is secured to the wrist by a titanium deployment buckle. The watch is released in a limited edition of 46 pieces. Price is set at EUR 3,710, USD 3,600 or CHF 3,250 (incl. VAT and shipping worldwide), a fair price made possible as Brellum only sells watches directly to customers.

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