MICRO MONDAYS: The Sirrush Corbetti delivers Scandinavian flair in a classic chronograph enlivened with fresh pops of colourThor Svaboe
The vintage vibe already seems strong this year as we clearly see in new releases from Big Box brands and microbrands alike. So what’s happened to the modern, rugged sports chronograph, a staple of any decent watch collection? Well, have a look at the Sirrush Corbetti. Here’s a microbrand debut that just might possess that tool toughness you’re looking for in a solid everyday sports watch with popping fresh details and a Swiss movement.
We do love a good sports chronograph and, yes, some of us do actually use them for timing – even if Powerpoint presentations and boiling eggs aren’t quite as glamorous as fast laps around the Le Mans circuit. Nevertheless, we potentially could use them for such adventurous pursuits at least, and that’s the feeling we’re after. While most of the world is still reeling from the effects of the pandemic and workplace lockdowns, we need inspiration and that’s where the Sirrush Corbetti comes in.
With a sharp Nordic design, inspired by the world of supercars, it’s a fresh look at the sports chronograph. With its Mediterranean name and strong motorsports connotations, let the daydreams commence! And yes, you’ll have to learn how to use a tachymetre scale for those laps.
As a debut watch it’s a strong entry to the game, and the Corbetti speaks a classic language we know well. This chronograph has proper tool watch swagger, in a tough looking 316L steel case with a sandblasted finish and polished detail work.
The comfortable medium size of 42mm works well in what is a bold-looking watch with the race-inspired tachymetre scale enhancing the tool-watch aesthetic.
The dial is a matte black or blue with crisp print and polished applied details lending it a dressy touch. Swiss Super-Luminova is liberally applied to both chunky indices and sword hands.
What gives the Corbetti its noticeable fresh pop are the deliciously lemon-fresh zings of yellow in the chronograph register pointers, and that sharp seconds hand. The design team at Sirrush show that they know how to make the most of the classic racing chronograph cues to tug at our heartstrings, while adding strong touches of colour to underline their identity. The date window has the classic sixties placement at 4.30 adding another clue to its inspiration.
This fresh design is even more prominent on the blue dial. The bright mid blue brings a vivid flash to your wrist with its yellow accents while the knurled finish on the bezel and tank-like crown guards assuring you of its mettle.
The pushers, like the bezel, have a Clous De Paris-like knurled finish, underlining the supercar inspiration behind the brand, and yes, it’s all in the details.
Under the engraved caseback sits a solid Swiss made Ronda 5040.D quartz movement. The overall thickness including the double AR-coated sapphire crystal is 12mm – slim for a 200m depth-rated chronograph. The Sirrush Corbetti is launching on the Kickstarter platform, where the black and blue version comes on a cool Oyster-style steel bracelet or a vegetable tanned Italian calf leather strap.
The Sirrush Corbetti, Price and Availability:
Sirrush is launching the Corbetti with early bird prices starting at $282US on Kickstarter, visit their campaign page for more information.