The Brellum Pandial LE.5 DD DLC Full Black Chronometer is a stealthy take on their popular chronographJamie Weiss
- Brellum ditches the ‘panda’ aesthetic for this black DLC take on their retro-modern Pandial chronograph
- Its highly modified Valjoux 7750 movement also features a unique black rotor
- It’s limited to 33 pieces – which represents 11% of Brellum’s 2023 output
As you may have guessed, the Brellum Pandial’s moniker references its tri-compax ‘panda’ layout, a classic chronograph aesthetic. But when is a Pandial not a Pandial? When it’s fully black, of course. The Pandial LE.5 DD DLC Full Black Chronometer builds upon the Pandial range, giving it a stealthy new look without sacrificing usability.
The Pandial LE.5 DD DLC Full Black Chronometer’s dedication to black would make any goth proud, with a case, dial, subdials, tachymeter bezel, pushers, crown and strap options all outfitted in black. The case, hardware and steel bracelet option are indeed black DLC-coated stainless steel, while the dial is crafted from black opaline. (A ‘Nebur-Tec’ black integrated fabric strap is also available for the watch.)
Small details punctuate the black, such as azuraged subdials at 12 and 6 o’clock plus diamond-cut indices and plenty of Super-LumiNova. The highly boxed crystal also provides a degree of visual flair without compromising its Stygian appearance.
Under the hood beats the Brellum BR-750-2, a highly modified version of the esteemed Valjoux 7750 base. COSC-certified and finished to a high standard with perlage, côtes de Genève and blued screws, it also features a black DLC-coated, individually numbered automatic rotor.
To my eye, this Pandial’s all-black colour scheme means it looks more like an Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch than a Rolex Daytona ‘Panda’, or indeed, a black ceramic IWC Pilot’s Chronograph, especially when you consider its subdial layout and day-date window at 3 o’clock (a flattering comparison).
Brellum Pandial LE.5 DD DLC Full Black Chronometer pricing and availability
The Brellum Pandial LE.5 DD DLC Full Black Chronometer is limited to 33 pieces worldwide and is available now. Fun fact: Brellum only makes 299 pieces a year, so that represents around 11% of production. You can buy it outright for CHF 2,990 or pay 40% (CHF 1,196) upfront and the remaining amount in up to 4 instalments using Splitit.
|Model||Pandial LE.5 DD DLC Full Black Chronometer|
|Case Dimensions||43mm (D) x 15.9mm (T)|
|Case Material||316L stainless steel, black DLC coated|
|Water Resistance||100 metres|
|Dial||Multi-level dial, black opaline, diamond-cut indexes with Super-LumiNova|
|Strap||Black DLC stainless steel bracelet / integrated Nebur-Tec strap with black DLC stainless steel deployment buckle and leather backing|
|Movement||Brellum BR-750-2 Automatic Chronometer (Valjoux 7750 base, COSC)|
|Power Reserve||46 hours|
|Functions||Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph|
|Availability||Limited to 33 pieces, available now|