Swedish brand Bravur is releasing a Limited Edition Scandinavian watch done in collaboration with Swedish architect, Gert Wingårdh and his son Rasmus Wingårdh, who is also a celebrated designer. The watch is a nod to the country’s west coast fishing and seafood culture which, in the right hands, can be rather beautiful, as it turns out. There are two variants of the limited edition, one representing light, the other dark, and they are each a masterclass in how to execute the finer details.
Gert and Rasmus Wingårdh are known for their ability to eschew conventional design, and their ability to create beauty in large structures has translated well to a much smaller form factor in teaming up with Bravur. The Limited Edition watches strike a balance between minimalist features and intricate flourishes, with a few hidden surprises worked into the design in a tasteful manner. This approach is summed up nicely at the dial’s bottom edge: “Swedish Soul, Swiss Heart”.
Offered in either light or dark form, the Scandinavian watch offers a closed minute track with each ten seconds getting a numerical companion, beginning at the 5. This creates a spacious feeling to the dial, with the syringe hands receiving adequate space to highlight their subtle design. Along the minute track are 2 details that will differentiate each watch for its owner. There is an open circle at the 50 minute mark, denoting the limited nature of the watch, with 50 examples of each being produced. To mark which of those 50 watches is yours, a black dot appears at the minute mark of your individual example. A date window appears at 6 o’clock with a polished bevel highlighting the aperture. In the light example, the date disc is black, while the dark variant gets a white disc.
At the dial’s center is a beautiful fish scale motif that provides a distinctive flair to the otherwise sterile watch. The scales are embossed into the dial meaning they will catch light and change appearance depending on the surroundings. Within the bottom half is a flattened rectangle which houses the branding, serving as the only break in an otherwise uniform texture.
The polished steel case measures 37mm in diameter and houses a Selitta SW300, keeping the case thickness hover just north of 10mm. The lug to lug distance is a mere 43mm, meaning this will wear with ease and provide as subtle a wearing experience as the viewing experience. Both light and dark examples are available for purchase right now directly from Bravur for the price of $1,290. More from Bravur.