BRM is a very small company located in Switzerland. They have announced 6 new models for Baselworld this year, 4 of them set world records for being some of the lightest watches in the world. I will go more in depth on each of them below. I'll be surprised if some of these plastic watches do well because it is a novelty to have the lightest watch in the world per se, but a drawback because it is made out of plastic. It reminds me of Swatch, only these are more expensive. How expensive? I'm not sure yet.
First up, we have the lightest power reserve watch in the world. Weighing in at just 65.82 grams it doesn't get much lighter. The case is made out of Makrolon, which is just a euphemism for plastic. The case back, crown, and lugs are made out of Fortal, a lightweight aluminum. There isn't much more information about it, unfortunately.
Next up we have the lightest 44mm automatic watch in the world. The case is made out of the same Makrolon and the lugs are made out of the same Fortal. The crown is crafted out of 316L stainless steel and the crown guards are made out of titanium. They took every unnecessary part off of this watch to make sure it weighs just 41.8 grams.
This watch is clearly more racing themed with "shock absorbers" around the dial and the checkered flag hands. As with the other watches it uses a Makrolon case and the same movement as the V6-44-MK. As with the other watches there isn't much info released as of yet.
This is the lightest 44mm chronograph watch in the world. I assume we are talking about mechanical movements. The dial is similar to others we have already seen and in an attempt to make the watch as light as possible they made the case out of plastic. I think the choice of plastic will come back to hurt them.
Now we get to the nice watches. With a case made out of titanium this is more what I would expect when I think of a lightweight watch. There isn't much else to say about this. It is an automatic movement beating at 28,800 BPH and a limited edition of just 100 pieces but other than that there isn't much else to say. I assume we can all notice the "Gulf" logo on the dial.
This is basically a chronograph version of the watch above. It uses the same titanium case with the same screws going all the way from the bezel to the caseback, a design seen on only a few other watches. Again it is a limited edition of only 100 pieces.
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