Earlier this year, we reviewed the BW003, Bravur’s first mechanical series. We were thoroughly impressed with that collection, and the Scandinavia, the latest watch from the Swedish brand, continues the brand’s new mechanical trajectory with stylish, minimalist flair.
When done incorrectly, minimalism can veer dangerously into boring or derivative, but the Scandinavia avoids that easy pitfall. The watch is restrained, for sure, but it’s also oozing some serious style, and the design is far from staid.Produced from Sandvik Swedish steel, the case measures 39 millimeters across, about 44 millimeters lug-to-lug, and 10.8 millimeters thick. The mid-case is brushed, the bezel is polished, and a proud domed sapphire sits over the dial. It’s largely the same case we saw on the BW003, but with a different bezel design. It was a smart call to use the same case—I am a big fan of the design, and the on-the-wrist fit was spot on for me.