Bravur Watches of Sweden has been on our radar for a few years. Mixing a Scandinavian design sensibility with a genuine appreciation for watches, their timepieces are luxurious, yet restrained. Their first two lines of watches (reviewed here and here) left an impression. They managed to be contemporary designs with a bent towards minimalism, while not being contrived Uniform Wares or Daniel Wellington clones. In fact, they were very unique and had it not been for their quartz movements they likely would have been very popular with the Worn & Wound audience.
Fast forward to 2017. After getting a few years of experience under their belt, Bravur released the BW003, their first automatic, and it seems like the wait paid off. A highly refined design, the BW003 draws upon their earlier models while also touching on the trends toward vintage aesthetics. It’s a svelte watch sized at 39 x 44.23 x 10.8mm. Though 10.8mm doesn’t sound very thin—it’s about average—the watch looks and wears thinner as the mid-case has a slender profile, the box-sapphire crystal accounts for some of the height, and the case back gently rounds out.