Brew’s Metric Chronograph is Now Available in Titanium

Brew’s Metric line continues to grow, with the introduction of the first version of the Meca-Quartz chronograph in titanium. The Metric, as we’ve seen through several earlier iterations, has proven to be a fantastic canvas for Brew founder Jonathan Ferrer’s design chops, and now the watch takes on another slightly different shape (not literally, it’s the same 36mm case) in a new metal. This marks Brew’s first use of titanium, so they’re breaking the dam a bit here, and we can’t help but wonder what might be coming in our favorite lightweight metal. 

But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. The new titanium Metric has a subdued black dial with red accents that complement the utilitarian vibe of a titanium sports watch. The overall feeling you get here is one of a certain tactical sensibility, rather than the colorful playground of the earliest Metrics. The subdials are recessed for an added sense of depth, and the word “Titanium” appears, curved over the 6:00 subdial, proudly announcing the use of a new material. 

Brew has gone with a simple brushed finish for the case and bracelet of the titanium Metric, which makes a lot of sense for a few reasons. First, this kind of presentation will just always work with titanium, which has an inherently sporty quality to it. Second, it surely keeps costs down. Somehow, the titanium version of the Metric is only priced at only a small premium over the stainless steel versions, coming in at $495. That’s a pretty fair price for a titanium watch on a full titanium bracelet. 

Like all other Metrics except for one, this one runs on the tried and true Seiko made VK68 Meca-Quartz chronograph caliber. If you’re not familiar with Meca-Quartz, it’s a system that keeps time via a quartz movement, but has mechanical chronograph functionality. It allows for the same pleasant tactile feedback (and immediate reset) that chronograph lovers are used to with mechanical chrono calibers. 

The other specs for the new titanium version of the Metric are also held over from prior versions of the watch, including the aforementioned 36mm case and 50 meters of water resistance. The bracelet is also of the same, 1970s inspired design, but of course is in the lighter metal. According to Brew, the watch weighs in at just 89 grams. 

The titanium Metric is available now on Brew’s website right here

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Zach is a native of New Hampshire, and he has been interested in watches since the age of 13, when he walked into Macy’s and bought a gaudy, quartz, two-tone Citizen chronograph with his hard earned Bar Mitzvah money. It was lost in a move years ago, but he continues to hunt for a similar piece on eBay. Zach loves a wide variety of watches, but leans toward classic designs and proportions that have stood the test of time. He is currently obsessed with Grand Seiko.