BRM and the V12 Racing

September 2004

After the brand’s success with the GP 44, the Bernard Richards Manufacture introduces a new chronograph, the V12 Racing in a Limited Edition of just 50 pieces.

The V12 Racing is a watch that collectors and aficionados of Formula 1 will find particularly attractive. The modular conception and the manner in which the watch parts are assembled by screwing, is a process used until now in racing cars. BRM, a French micro-manufacture specialized in precision numerical machining employs this technique for the production of its eye-catching chronographs.


The V12 Racing case is in stainless steel (44 mm) and is equipped with a JPC movement using a base automatic Valjoux 7753 chronograph movement. There are three counters: 30 and 60 minutes and 12 hours, the date aperture is at 4 o’clock, the date corrector is set into the side of the case at 10 o’clock, there are oversize pushbuttons, sapphire crystals front and back and aluminium aviation hands. The watch has a 46-hour power reserve and is water-resistant to 50 metres. The V12 Racing is supplied with three straps – black rubber, black leather and an additional black and white leather strap in draughtboard design.
The case is machine cut from a bar of 3 metres length and comprises 18 different pieces, the dial is made up from 20 parts and the buckle of the bracelet comprises 12 pieces. The fitting, the assembling, the adjustments and the polishing are all hand finished.
An unusual watch with a calculated touch of craziness … in short, a collector’s dream.