The Brew Metric Gets A Fabulous Gold Makeover

It’s safe to say that the Metric from our friends at Brew has struck a certain chord since its release in mid 2021. The watch is a perfect expression of the brand’s retro-modern design forward sensibilities, and it happens to be utterly fantastic on the wrist. We’ve seen a few other colorways pop up since its introduction, and at less than $500, supply can never never seem to keep up with demand. Today, the Brew Metric welcomes its chicest colorway to date: gold. The Metric Gold touts a full gold plated case and bracelet with a striking black dial beset with gold hands and markers. 

The Brew Metric Gold retains the 36mm x 41.5mm case dimensions (10.75mm in thickness) that we loved in the earlier variants, and embraces a clean pure gold and black colorway that works shockingly well in this design, which also did pretty well in its color-forward sporty guise. The dial design has been altered slightly, welcoming Arabic numerals in the rehaut marking each 5 minute segment. Gone is the subtle callout between the 25 and 35 second mark, which was a nod to the ideal brewing time for an espresso shot.

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Inside, Brew is using the hybrid vk68 meca-quartz chronograph, with a running seconds hand at 6 o’clock, and a minute totalizer at 9 o’clock. The TV shaped dial section is completely covered with a sapphire crystal, which is a welcome touch in this price range. A polished bevel along the side of the case meets the integrated(ish) flat link bracelet creating something of a seamless transition between the two. There is a 20mm lug span within, so other strap options are a  possibility here, but let’s be honest, this thing works incredibly well on the bracelet in this particular colorway. 

We’ve been huge fans of the Metric since its release, and the design has proven adept at accepting a wide palette of colors. The Gold Metric pushes its boundaries, shifting the personality from low-key fun and sporty, to high-key chic and, well, still a little sporty. The watch is a testament to the eye of founder Jonathan Ferrer, and the maturity of the brand in recent years. If you’ve always been gold-curious but unwilling to make the leap, this Metric is a perfect opportunity to dip a toe in that pool without breaking the bank. 

The Brew Metric Gold is available now directly from Brew and is priced at $475. If the past is precedent, these may go quickly and prove difficult to come by. Keep an eye out for a hands-on with this one coming soon. Brew.

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Blake is a Wisconsin native who’s spent the past decade covering the people, products, and brands that make the watch world a little more interesting. Blake enjoys the practical elements that watches bring to everyday life, from modern Seikos to vintage Rolex. He is an avid writer and photographer with a penchant for classic cars, non-fiction literature, and home-built mechanical keyboards.
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