INTRODUCING: The Brellum Pilot LE.1 GMT Chronometer wants to become your frequent flyerFergus Nash
- The Brellum Pilot LE.1 GMT Chronometer is their latest pilot’s watch.
- It features both GMT and chronograph complications.
- It’s a nice balance between sporty and dressy.
We’ve shown a lot of love to Brellum’s Pandial series of watches in the past, but it’s been far too long since we’ve showcased their other capabilities. The new Brellum Pilot LE.1 GMT Chronometer is an aspirational watch for those who fantasise about flying as well as general travel, with a striking monochrome dial.
The Brellum Pilot LE.1 GMT Chronometer takes its inspiration from some of the best pilot’s watches throughout history, culminating in a look that’s familiar as well as laid out intuitively. The case is a good blend between flashy and sporty, with brushed lugs presenting a capable attitude and the polished bezel surrounding the dial in luxury. The lugs are also bevelled smoothly, leading your eyes to the polished chronograph pushers and the signed crown. It’s definitely on the bigger side of current trends so the small details can be more legible, just as an authentic pilot’s watch should be. The diameter is 41.8mm, and though they haven’t divulged the lug-to-lug length it looks as though it should be comfortable on an average wrist with some curvature. Not that it’s the kind of watch you would want to hide beneath a cuff, but the thickness of 15.9mm is definitely notable as well.
The colour of the dial sits in a mid-point between silver and white, granting just enough contrast to the brushed metal hands and superb contrast to the hour markers. It uses printed markings at the quarters, with a classic triangle at 12 for orientation, while the others are all Arabic numerals that are applied and framed. Preventing the dial from getting any busier than it needs to be, the Brellum Pilot LE.1 GMT locates its date display at 6 o’clock within the chronograph’s hour subdial. The watch also makes room for the GMT complication, with the only pop of colour on the dial given to the skeletonised red tip of the GMT hand. The 24-hour markings is printed around the perimeter of the dial, with a few of the numerals omitted to clean up the look.
The movement powering the Brellum Pilot LE.1 GMT is the BR-754, which itself uses the ETA/Valjoux 7754 as its base. It provides a smooth 28,800 vibration per hour beat rate over a 46-hour power reserve, and of course the date, chronograph and GMT complications. As displayed printed below the Brellum logo, the watch has been chronometer-certified by COSC guaranteeing an accuracy of -4/+6 seconds per day.
The Brellum Pilot LE.1 GMT Chronometer pricing and availability:
The Brellum Pilot LE.1 GMT Chronometer is available now from Brellum’s website here. Price: US$3450 / £3120 / €3520 / CHF3150