Introducing the Bravur Grand Tour “La Corsa Rosa”

Bravur is one of our favorite small brands – they have a completely unique aesthetic that draws on inspiration from their base of operations in Sweden. Their watches often have an elegant feel to them that is hard to pin down, but I think it’s fair to say that what we’d traditionally think of as “sports watches” are not exactly their thing. Their newest release is a refreshing change of pace that dips a toe into sports watch territory but does it in a way that’s still distinctly Bravur. What’s more, this new watch is the first in a series to be released over the course of the summer. It’s an ambitious project that has us excited to see what’s coming next. Let’s take a look at the all new Grand Tour La Corsa Rosa chronograph.


Bravur’s founders share a love of cycling, and the Grand Tour project is their way of paying homage to a sport that means a lot to them. The La Corsa Rosa is the first of three watches inspired by the three “Grand Tours,” the most prestigious cycling races in the world. La Corsa Rosa is a nickname for the Giro d’Italia, a 21 stage bike race run each May through Italy. The chronograph subdials are in three shades of pink, which is inspired by the leader’s jersey of the race. This might offer a clue to what future watches inspired by the Tour de France and Vuelta a España may look like when they’re launched in June and August, respectively. 

There are other fun references to cycling throughout the watch as well, but none are so heavy handed as to alienate those who aren’t deeply into the sport (although, if you are a committed cyclist, we imagine this watch will hold a stronger appeal). The most prominent cycling inspired design element is likely the dark gray dial, which has been given a texture reminiscent of tarmac. Flipping the watch over, you’ll find decoration that is meant to recall a checkered pattern you’d find at the finish line of a race, and a careful review of the dial will reveal that the minute marker at 13 has been highlighted and positioned upside down, which is a nod to the cycling custom of the contestant wearing that jersey number to flip it to cancel out any bad luck. 

The watch itself appears to be well proportioned at 38.2mm in diameter and 46.3mm from lug to lug. It’s 14.4mm thick, inclusive of the sapphire crystals on each side, and the watch runs on a Sellita SW511 movement with a 62 hour power reserve. According to Bravur, the intent with the La Corsa Rosa was to create a watch that cyclists could actually use and find functional. The relatively modest size of the watch coupled with a movement known to be fairly bullet proof should result in a chronograph that cyclists could conceivably use in real world biking situations, if they choose. 

The La Corsa Rosa is available now from Bravur, and limited to a total of 50 pieces (each is individually numbered on the caseback). The retail price is set at $2,450. Bravur

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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.