Braun’s BN0279: A Masterclass in Minimalist Watch Design

Braun Bn0279

Braun, the renowned German company known for its minimalist design philosophy, has just launched its first ever Swiss made watch – the BN0279 automatic. This exciting new timepiece is being released in a strict limited edition of only 150 pieces worldwide.

The BN0279 beautifully exemplifies Braun’s iconic “less, but better” design ethos that originated with the Bauhaus movement but was perfected by legendary industrial designer Dieter Rams during his decades at Braun. The watch features a clean, uncluttered dial with Braun’s signature yellow-tipped second hand and red chevron date indicator at 3 o’clock. The stainless steel case measures 40mm in diameter and 11mm thick – an ideal medium size suitable for most wrists.

One of the most striking aspects of the BN0279’s design is the seamless integration between the black rubber strap and stainless steel case, presenting a harmonious and fluid aesthetic. Flip the watch over and you’re treated to an exhibition caseback providing a view of the Swiss-made ETA 2892A2 automatic movement within. This high-grade caliber beats at 4Hz, features a stop-seconds function and quick date correction, and provides a healthy 42-hour power reserve.

Overall, the Braun BN0279 makes a compelling option for fans of minimalist watch design. The ETA 2892A2 is a solid, reliable movement and an uncommon treat to see in a watch at this price point. While £750 is certainly not inexpensive, you do get a high-quality, Swiss-made watch with a manufacture movement and the backing of Braun’s design pedigree. The 5-year guarantee is also a welcome assurance of Braun’s commitment to the product.

The only potential drawback is the 5ATM/50m water resistance rating, meaning this watch is only splash-resistant and not suitable for swimming or bathing. Many watches at this price point offer 100m water resistance or more. However, if you’re drawn to the signature Braun aesthetic and aren’t planning any aquatic adventures, the BN0279 limited edition could make a handsome, understated addition to your watch collection. Just don’t wait too long to decide – with only 150 pieces available, they likely won’t be around for long.

More info: Braun

Nadin Danielsson

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Nadin Danielsson is a dynamic tech enthusiast whose passion lies in discovering and showcasing the most innovative and captivating products in the technology landscape. With a keen eye for design and functionality, Nadin has established herself as a prominent figure in the tech community, known for her ability to identify and highlight the latest trends and breakthroughs.

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