Swedish brand Bravur has completed its Grand Tours trilogy of chronographs inspired by the world’s biggest cycling races with a watch paying homage to Vuelta á España.
The red bezel and accents take their cue from the color of the leader’s jersey while the upside down number 13 reflects the tradition of the rider assigned race number 13 wearing it upside down to counteract any bad luck.
The red triangle at 12 o’clock position is inspired by the La Flamme Rouge, a triangular flag that marks the final kilometer of the race, and the sapphire crystal caseback features an etched outline of Spain.
“Vuelta a España has always been in the shadow of the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France, being the youngest and smallest Grand Tour,” says Bravur co-founder Johan Sahlin. “In recent years however, the Vuelta has produced really exciting racing with hard routes and the race seems to have found its own character and identity, gaining in both popularity and prestige.”
Just 50 individually numbered pieces of La Vuelta are being hand assembled in Sweden and are available now via Bravur, priced $2,450 USD.
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