Very few players hit a home run in their first at-bat. For those rare few that do, that first-time homer turns out to be a fluke. Once every blue moon, however, someone’s able to recapture the magic a second time. Brellum, whose explosive Duobox debut seriously impressed us back in May, has just rebottled and refined that lightning with the new Duobox Pandial. The original Duobox was no slouch—a beautifully finished, classic sports case and dial mated to a fully decorated, COSC-approved chronometer rated Valjoux 7750. The Duobox Pandial takes this winning formula and adds a touch of much-appreciated flash.
For the most part, the case of the Duobox Pandial remains unchanged. There is the same pump pushers, long lugs and beautiful polished bevel work on display from the original Duobox here. What sets this one apart, however, is the bezel. Gone is the polished chamfered iteration of the previous model, replaced by something a bit more racy. This new ring is slightly wider than the original, bumping the overall diameter to 43mm, but it’s the aluminum insert that steals the show. This insert, complete with a 400-unit tachymeter scale, adds even more to the Pandial’s classic appearance with a touch of motorsports flair. Coupled with the wide bevel on the lugs, there’s almost a Speedmaster resemblance to the new case.