PATRIA BRIGADIER CHRONOGRAPH
Brigadier is the first new-generation model of Patria Watch Co. It carries the legacy of Patria watches and the distinct characteristics of the historic watches that were shaped on the battlefield. Brigadier is adapted for a present-day market and is updated with features such as 50M water-resistance, date feature, automatic-winding and display back.
The Brigadier has a 42mm 5-piece stainless steel case with expertly-crafted lugs, featuring sweeping, concave-profiled chamfers. The case also features a box sapphire crystal on the front with 8 layers of AR coating and also a double-domed sapphire crystal on the caseback with 5 layers of AR coating.
The Patria Calibre PA-16 features a column wheel for operating the chronograph. The column wheel is heated to blue by intense heat treatment. The mainplate is hand-finished in perlage and the bridges are all finished with a circular côtes de Geneve finish and treated with rhodium. The 35 jewel PA-16 also features a flyback cam which is heated to cobalt blue along with all of the screws in the movement to match the blue column wheel.
The dial of the Brigadier is white enamel. The numerals are finished with hand-applied Swiss Super-LumiNova in ‘GL Old Radium’ to match the appearance of the radium numerals on the original watches.
The hands are heat-blued steel with the hour and minute hands filled with ‘GL Old Radium’ Swiss Super-LumiNova.
The strap is made from molded full-grain Italian leather, waxed on its edges and features quick-release springbars. The buckle is a solid 316L stainless steel tang type.
The Brigadier is presented in a genuine burl walnut wooden box with suede interior.
THE REVIVAL OF A LEGEND
Patria was founded in Bienne in 1892 by Louis Brandt. The brand produced some of the first purpose-built wristwatches in Switzerland and supplied many of the watches issued to men fighting in the First World War. Unlike many of the watch companies from this era, Patria was a manufacturer of movements, producing its own calibres on an industrial scale.
MADE IN BIENNE
Just as they were in 1892, the new generation of Patria watches are manufactured in Bienne, Switzerland. The movement for the first model is manufactured by Eterna in the neighbouring town of Grenchen and components are hand finished by various artisans around the Bienne area.
The Patria Brigadier is made with an ethos of tradition and virtuosity. No surfaces are left unfinished and every surface of our movements is finished using techniques that have defined Swiss watches for generations.