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Car Watches - The BRM V6 44 Reviewed by Adrian Ainsworth

BRM is well-known for its racer/industrial aesthetics and these qualities are epitomised in this particular V644.

The V6 44 is manufactured from superfine 18/8 stainless steel and features as standard:

* piston shaped case * lugs applied to the case * extra light perforated hands * ETA 2824/2 movement * (modified in France) * Saphire Crystal glass front and back * Water resistant up to 100 metres

The watches can be individually customised and the one shown here has a titanium checkered case with black PVD finish married to a carbon face with white transfers. Perforated yellow hands and the yellow

chronograph hand compliment perfectly the black and yellow chequered leather strap. The finished look screams cars, automobiles and racing. All the case pieces, clasps, pushers, lugs, crowns and hands are all designed in BRM's own workshop a few miles outside of Paris and the attention to detail is faultless - even the strap buckle contains no less than 12 separate components instead of the usual 3 in other high end watches.

So why is it on The BeastWatch WatchWish List? By nature we here are dreamers and buying a watch such as this you are buying into a dream. The marketing for the whole BRM brand associates itself (albeit tenuously at times) with the motoring industry and we are big suckers for this. All the

watch makers do it - the latest Tudor Heritage Chronograph for example, or Tag or the new kid on the block Christopher Ward of London and we just love it. In this case, we are big Francophiles too having a small pied-à-terre in the south of France, so the idea of a French watch maker, making high end watches that appeal to the car enthusiast is a concept we find easy to live with. This is a watch you could see being put on by a Grand Prix winner just before he collects his winner's cup and we just adore it!

Pros: style, individuality and quality.

Cons: You pay a high price for individuality.

Verdict: 4 stars.

Issue One Winter 2011

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