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BRM Chronographs has just launched a new extraordinary label “ONLY 1” consisting of unique pieces. The first two models, the BRM V12-46-SA-DTQ “Only 1” and the BRM R50-TI-A5N “Only 1”, demonstrated their innovative capabilities and introduced two unprecedented complications: a manual date and a second time zone.

Despite a sharp slowdown in watchmaking activity during the coronavirus-related lockdown, news from French manufacturer BRM has not stopped. So she came up with a colouring workshop to take up the long hours of all watchmakers and their children confined to their homes. So it offers its iconic V12, V6 and DDF models to the most professional to create their dream watches and share these creations on social networks using the hashtag #BRMStayAtHomeChallenge! The workshop is somewhat of an extension of the watch configurator available online on its website, allowing you to design a custom watch.

But the real novelty of BRM is the launch of its new label, “Only 1.” The collection offers exclusive timepieces that have in common the creation of a single and unique copy. Here are the first two parts: V12-46-SA-DTQ “Only 1”, R50-TI-A5N “Only 1” and CT48-N-ABLC “Only 1”.


With the V12-46-SA-DTQ (meaning “Dual Time Quantieme”), the manufacturer presents its first single date dual time zone chronograph.

This mod is interesting in many ways, as it introduces new features and several very nice stylistic developments. Enough to satisfy fan expectations and new customer interest.

We start with the case, which carries all of BRM’s “racing” DNA, with its piston shape, spectacular diameter of 46mm and lightweight movable lugs. It is machined from titanium and black PVD treated stainless steel. We notice the new crown and new round pushers in black PVD stainless steel with colored rings. There is a tachymeter scale inside the sapphire crystal.

The watch is attached to the wrist with a new technical fabric strap with shape memory; perforations that mimic the light spokes of a racing steering wheel are blacked out and feature the BRM logo to match the crown and pushers.

We continue with the carbon fiber dial adorned with the minute track, with red areas reminiscent of a tachometer and light hands reminiscent of the spokes of a racing steering wheel. Only the V12-46-SA DTQ-B “Only 1” version gets the new solid black hands with the BRM logo. The grey centre supports four counters, breaking with the brand’s customary tricompax dial. On the other hand, to avoid any overloads, exit hours in the form of race numbers. Four chronograph counters show small seconds, chronograph minutes, a date hand at 3 o’clock in place of the traditional date window, and a dual time zone display at 6 o’clock, adjusted using a corrector at 8 o’clock. cheap replica watches

To bring this new watch to life, BRM has opted for an automatic chronograph movement consisting of a dual module that integrates a new complication. It was developed externally but redesigned inside the manufacturing. Vibrates at 28,800 vibrations per hour and provides a 44-hour power reserve. It is protected from shocks by four small springs that act as shock absorbers, which are highlighted through openings in the flange.

The V12-46-SA-DTQ “Only 1” watch is available in seven unique styles, each with a specific color—black, yellow, red, purple, orange, blue, sky blue—enhancing the dial, The bracelet and the box are in harmony.

Technical Characteristics V12-46-SA DTQ-B “Only 1”
Case: 46 mm diameter, titanium and black PVD stainless steel, water-resistant to 100 meters, anti-reflective sapphire crystal, screw-down sapphire crystal, screw-down crown and PVD stainless steel black pushers with colour groove;
Dial: Black and grey carbon, four-way, luminous applied hour-markers, luminous hour and minute hands, central chronograph seconds, chronograph minute totalizer at 12 o’clock, small seconds at 9 o’clock, second time zone counter at 6 o’clock Clock position clock with date hand at 3 o’clock;
Movement: Self-winding BRM movement, 26 jewels, 28,800 vibrations/hour (4 Hz), power reserve greater than 44 hours;
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph, date;
Strap: black technical fabric with perforations, colored stitching, black PVD ​​stainless steel pin buckle;
Reference: V12-46-SA DTQ-B;

The R50-TI-A5N Only 1 is based on one of the most iconic models in the “racing” segment of the French manufacturer. The R50 is a “big cylinder” watch inspired by racing motorcycles. This uncompromisingly masculine watch features an oversized 50mm diameter, a skeletonized dial and a movement inspired by a motorcycle engine.

The R50-TI-A5N Only 1 features the famous titanium case with grey checkered pistons and black PVD ​​​​. The skeleton dial opens the automatic movement, which has the peculiarity of displaying the time 24 hours, and the hour hand makes one revolution of the dial in a day. It was developed in-house by the manufacturer’s watchmaker, Jean-Paul Crabbe. Mounted on carbon and fiberglass arms, the movement acts as a shock absorber, like a silent block, using a BRM-registered isoelastic process. Some parts reminiscent of a motorcycle engine are highlighted in a 5N shade between gold and copper. This colour can be found in the topstitching and perforations of the shape memory technical fabric strap.

True to the brand’s DNA, the dial is adorned with hour numerals in the shape of race numerals, applied directly to the sapphire crystal through the projection of UV-curable ink. The tips of the shiny black hands are painted with red SuperLuminova. 48-hour power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock.

Technical Features
Case: Diameter 50 mm, titanium with grey checkerboard and black PVD, water-resistant to 100 m, anti-reflective sapphire crystal, screw-down sapphire crystal case back, screw-down stainless steel crown;
Dial: Skeleton, luminous black luminous hour and minute hands, black central seconds hand, power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock;
Movement: Self-winding BRM movement, 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz), 24 jewels, 48-hour power reserve;
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, power reserve;
Strap: Black perforated technical fabric, colored stitching, stainless steel pin buckle;
Reference: R50-TI-A5N;

The CT48 -N-ABLC Only 1 is based on another model that perfectly embodies the “spirit of racing” and DNA of BRM. This is a three-hole chronograph known for its skeletonized dial. The two chronograph hour-minute and small seconds dials appear to be suspended above the movement. Another feature is its oversized 48mm diameter case machined from black PVD-treated titanium. It is adorned with the same black crown and pushers as the V12-46-SA DTQ “Only 1”, with colored rings and a technical fabric strap. There is a tachymeter scale inside the sapphire crystal. The movement – the ETA 7753 base – is suspended by three carbon fiber triangles to protect it from shocks, and by the original pendulum of Fortal HR / Tantalum, which enhances its performance.

Technical characteristics
Case: 48 mm diameter, black PVD ​​titanium, water-resistant to 100 meters, anti-reflective sapphire crystal, screw-down sapphire crystal, black PVD ​​stainless steel crown and pushers with colored grooves;
Dial: Skeleton, luminous hours and minutes, central seconds, chronograph hour and minute totalizers at 6 and 3 o’clock, small seconds at 9 o’clock;
– Movement: ETA 7753 self-winding movement, 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz), 27 jewels, 46-hour power reserve;
– Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph;
Strap: Black perforated technical fabric, colored stitching, stainless steel pin buckle;
Reference: CT48-N-ABLC.

With this new “Only 1” label, BRM sets out to embark on watchmaking excellence and meets the expectations of many high-end watchmaking enthusiasts looking for precious and unique pieces not found on the wrists of their neighbors.