While Brellum has gained substantial praise from critics and enthusiasts alike since their arrival on the scene in 2016, they’ve focused almost exclusively on their Pandial and Duobox chronographs. The brand’s recent launch of the Wyvern collection of dress watches, then, is a concerted effort to diversify that lineup and build a more rounded reputation. But does the newest effort in the Wyvern line help to shed the impression that Brellum is a one-trick pony? On first glance of the Wyvern Classic “Petite Seconde,” all signs point to yes. It’s clear that Brellum has a consistent brand identity in mind with the Wyvern, but finding what that identity is means getting deep into the details.
The case of the Wyvern Classic “Petite Seconde” is where Brellum’s signature approach is most apparent. While it’s large for a dress-styled watch at 42.5 millimeters, the lines of the stainless steel case are undeniably classic with long flowing lugs and simple overall lines. A cushion crown at three o’ clock helps solidify the classic look. Overall, the case of the Wyvern Classic is decently svelte at 9.4 millimeters thick in the metal, but that number is adjusted a bit by Brellum’s trademark dish.