The SuperSportivo Square is powered by a Swiss Ronda 5040B multiple function chronograph. Features include: 6 jewels, big date, 3-eye chronograph, center stop chronograph, 1/10 seconds up to 30 minutes, 30 seconds and 10 hour counter, as well as ADD and SPLIT Functions. At $999, I know some are thinking you would like to see an automatic movement, but with this being a big date chronograph, I do not think that would have been remotely possible. Something to always keep in mind – while movement does play into cost of a watch, there are many other factors and costs involved, and when you look at how much in machining alone had to be done for the SS Square, the price starts to make sense.
The case of the SuperSportivo Square, version being reviewed, is a brushed gunmetal with polished accents. Like the dial, there is quite a lot going on with the case, but again, not over the top. The brushed gunmetal is beautifully done, with no imperfections, and on the non-crown side of the case you will find an engraved metal plate with Brera Orologi branding. The crown and pushers are high polished steel and the screw down crown is stamped with the “B” logo. The top bezel is the brushed gunmetal and is secured with 8 screws. Below that is a high polished inner bezel, giving just enough contrast to the dark case.
When it comes to crystals, we normally see a flat or domed crystal. How many times do you see a multi-faceted sapphire crystal that is cut to perfectly align with inner case shape? The sapphire crystal has a fantastic AR coating applied and when in sun or bright light, moving the watch around really shows off the beauty of the multi-facet crystal.
Square cases usually tend to wear larger than their dimensions suggest, especially in comparison to your standard round style watch. With the SuperSportivo coming in at 44mm, I was initially thinking it was going to be huge. But, with the length of the case only being 46mm and a lugless design, I was pleasantly surprised. The integrated rubber strap and the way it attaches to the case, does give the appearance of “lugs”, and does add to the length of the case, coming in at about 50mm overall. The natural rubber grey strap wraps around the wrist and buckles with a nicely machined square buckle, which is also engraved. The one issue here, is because of the integrated strap, if you were to damage it you would have to get a replacement direct from Brera Orologi. Of course, standard straps are not going to work here either, so this would not be a strap lovers watch.
When it comes to the luminescent quality of the SuperSportivo, I was not exactly disappointed, but I wish the outer areas of the dial were lumed as opposed to just the hour/minute/second and chrono hands. With that said, the lume on the hands is extremely bright, actually surprisingly bright, so while not a lume junkie’s type of watch, night time viewing is very good.
As I noted at the top of the review, the Brera Orologi SuperSportivo Square is not exactly my style when it comes to watches. I am more a 3-hand dive watch or pilot/military guy. But that does not mean I cannot appreciate all the detail, quality materials, and unique design that makes up the SuperSportivo Square. The dial alone is striking and a conversation piece and when you add up all the other elements that combine to make this watch, it is a fantastic looking and well made piece. If you are looking for something that will stand out and is quality materials and quality manufactured, you might want to check out the Brera Orologi SuperSportivo Square.
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Thank you to Brera Orologi for providing for review, and you can see more of the SuperSportivo Square and other models at their website HERE.
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