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The New Brellum Pandial LE.1 Chronometer (Live Pics & Price)

The latest version of Brellum’s sports-oriented chronograph gets a white-and-blue makeover.

calendar | ic_dehaze_black_24px By Robin Nooy | ic_query_builder_black_24px 2 min read |
Brellum Pandial LE.1 Chronometer silver blue

The boutique brand of Brellum has a strong philosophy when it comes to watchmaking. It mostly produces rather handsome, honest chronograph watches using reliable Swiss-made movements. More recently we’ve also seen Sebastien Muller, the brand’s founder, move into the territory of more high-end watchmaking with the Wyvern collection. Yet, not losing focus of the original concept Brellum was all about, as every now and then new editions of the Duobox Classic, Pilot Power Reserve and Duobox Pandial continue to emerge. The latest? The handsome white-and-blue Brellum Pandial LE.1 Chronometer.

In just a few short years Brellum has found its niche and ran with it. Keeping production runs at low volumes and prices at attainable levels, Brellum can quickly change into different styles whilst not losing sight of exclusivity in a sense. The new Brellum Pandial LE.1 Chronometer might not be something extremely groundbreaking or even unexpected, but it does offer a very solid design with robust mechanics underneath.

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The steel case has the familiar design from previous Duobox Pandial chronographs by Brellum and measures 43mm by 15.90mm (including the boxed sapphire crystal. The tachymeter bezel is executed in a dark blue hue, matching with the blue tones on the dial. Pump-style pushers flank the sturdy, knurled crown.

The multi-level dial is finished in opaline white with blue contrasting details such as the outer flange for the minute tracks and of course the chronograph subdials. The running seconds indication has a white centre, to set it apart from the 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph counters. On the opposite end is the day/date window with a subtle blue outline. The central minute and chronograph hands have a good dose of Super-LumiNova. Applied diamond-cut indices are spread around the dial, alternating with blue triangular printed markers where additional indications are placed.

Round the back, the sapphire crystal caseback reveals the Calibre Brellum BR 750-2, which is based on the Valjoux 7750 architecture. This COSC-certified chronometer is driven by a rose gold-coloured Brellum-style rotor and provides a decent 46 hours of power reserve. It runs at a frequency of 28,800vph and uses 25 jewels. The chronograph is cam-lever operated.

The Brellum Pandial LE.1 Chronometer is limited to 33 pieces and retails for EUR 3,000 including taxes. It is worn on a black Nebur Tec strap with a leather lining and a folding buckle, or a stainless steel multi-link brushed and polished bracelet.

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