October 21, 2011
Bernard Richards isn’t the foremost name on the list of famous watch makers, but those who know him, are fan of his abstract designs for sure. He has taken a rather different approach is his latest BRM TB 10,000 limited edition watch. Never seen in such a form is a vertical dashboard inspired timepiece, with a movement operating at a 90-degree angle.
Speaking of the body, its industrial grade titanium and carbon fiber make up the vertically triangular structure. The dial of the timepiece, taking a close shot at vintage car dashboards, carries the essence rather well, with the red hour, minutes and second hands on the small circular white marked Arabic numeral dial, on a black background. On the side is the white BRM logo. This whole set up is protected by a sapphire glass covering, making it scratch resistant and anti-reflective. Water resistance is till a depth of 100 meters.
For those of you techie horologists, the movement is a Swiss 2671 ETA automatic, specific to this timepiece alone. For those fashionistas, the strapping is black leather with red buckle and stitching, making it a sporty timepiece, blending in the equally neat and brush finished chassis.
Like most things precious, this is a limited edition watch of 25 pieces, which shall start retailing December 2011, with a price tag of $11,300 each.
words by Wrik