READ WHAT OTHERS THINK ABOUT US
Over the years a lot has been written about Bravur. We have gathered some of the features here to share them with you.
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INTRODUCING THE BRAVUR BW003, THE SWEDISH BRAND’S FIRST MECHANICAL SERIES
As counter-intuitive as it may sound, perhaps the toughest feat in watch design is creating the perfect, general purpose three hander. The reason for that is precisely because they’re simple. There’s nothing to hide behind, no complications to mask imbalances, and no general style to ape. It’s a fertile creative ground for a good designer, but one that can be daunting for its lack of handholds.
This can be especially true for a young brand, with creative teams still working out the DNA of their designs and no precedent to fall back on. Every once in a while, however, one of these newcomers squares up to the three-hand-challenge and absolutely knocks it out of the park.
Bravur is one of these upstarts. For their very first mechanical effort, the Swedish micro-brand (whose past series we reviewed here) has drawn deep from the well of ‘60s design to create something classically flavored but totally their own. The BW003, available in both black and silver dial versions, seems attractive enough at a glance.
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HANDS-ON WITH THE BRAVUR BW002
About two years ago, we reviewed the first line of watches by the Swedish brand Bravur, the BW001. Their unique take on a modern minimal design, backed by a great case, made the watches successful pieces, though their prices were a bit higher than desired. Recently, they released a follow up model, the BW002, which takes their aesthetic into even cleaner territory.
´WE DON`T HAVE TO COMPROMISE´: EXPLORING THE SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN STYLING OF BRAVUR WATCHES
Clean, minimalist forms paired with considered detailing place the young, Swedish watch brand Bravur firmly in the tradition of Scandinavian design. The duo behind the brand, Magnus Svensson and Johan Sahlin, are, unsurprisingly, industrial designers. Both became interested in watch design after failing to find timepieces that appealed to them. They subsequently left their jobs to establish their own company; Bravur launched its first collection in 2013 and a second is on its way.
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BRAVUR WATCHES REVIEW
Occasionally we come across brands that challenge the notions we have regarding watches and value. In the conversations we have, it’s easy to overlook perhaps one of the most critical aspects of any watch, and dismiss it as not being a core value adder. That facet of a watch is simply design. A general term unto itself, this includes everything from the fine details to overall aesthetic to branding. It’s so easy to get caught up in what movement is inside, what material is X or Y, we overlook that a watch’s design might be derivative or a bit generic. We strive to look at an eclectic array here on w&w, but how often do we relate a detail to something from another watch, another point in time? Don’t get me wrong, that approach has great value as well and I often love many of those watches, but isn’t there and implicit value in something new? In the process of getting there?
SWEDISH WATCH BRAND BRAVUR TO LAUNCH NEW WATCH COLLECTION
Swedish brand Bravur is the brainchild of two industrial designers launched in 2011 based on the desire to create a personal embellishment and an everyday companion. Each watch features a stainless steel casing with a Swiss-made Ronda 716. Available in a variety of bracelet styles, they are individually engraved with a serial number on the back of the case (limited to 75-140 pieces per model.) The collection is now available for pre-order online.