Swedish watchmaker, Bravur, has released the La Vuelta, the third and final model in the Grand Tour Chronograph Trilogy. La Vuelta, as well as the other two models — the La Grande Boucle Chronograph and the La Corsa Rosa — all pay homage to the three Grand Tours, the biggest and most prestigious bike races in the world. The three models feature colors, graphics, and textures inspired by their corresponding races.
The Bravur La Vuelta pays tribute to the Vuelta á España, the final Grand Tour of the year. The watch’s design picks up details from the race and the world of cycling in a discreet manner with the red accents and bezel that are inspired by the red leader’s jersey. In addition, the bezel features an upside-down number 13, which is a nod to the longtime tradition that the rider with race number 13 wears it upside down to counteract any bad luck associated with the number. At 12 o’clock a red triangle, inspired by the La Flamme Rouge, the triangular flag that marks the final kilometer of a race, is found. The center of the silver-white panda 38.2mm dial features a rough texture that is slightly recessed. A darker grey tone on the sub-dials completes the circle of the textured area.
It was important to Bravur to make the La Vuelta functional for riding, so the timepiece features a 15-minute chronograph counter for timing intervals and the 12-hour counter will keep track of a rider’s total riding time. The case back as well as the rotor of the Swiss-made movement are decorated with a deeply etched “finish line” checker race pattern. Sapphire crystals are used both on the front and the back of the watch, enabling the wearer to easily admire the beautiful movement. The case back crystal has a discreetly outlined map of Spain. With a limited edition of only 50 watches available, each is individually numbered on the case back.
For another Bravur timepiece, check out the Bravur x Wingårdhs Limited Edition.