Briston introduces the Streamliner Skeleton

November 2020

Briston introduces the Streamliner Skeleton

Briston creates a totally new line with a cambered-barrel shape: the Streamliner. This collection’s smooth features establish a new vision of watchmaking elegance, while at the same time concurring with codes of a watch inspired by Streamline style.


riston goes back in time and draws its inspiration from Streamline American style, created in the 1930’s and synonymous of modern design. Modern Streamline takes root from Art deco but however stands out from it by introducing smoother and more sensual lines. These are those curves and strengths from those arches which outline this new Briston case in 42x42mm, all in tight curves.

With its refined design, simultaneously dynamic and fluid, the Streamliner model case was developed to provide maximum comfort around the wrist. Indeed, this novelty added value gets from a complex interplay in between its new case straight lines and curves. Its geometric subtleties are unveiled through a three-dimensional vision: its delicacy, it’s curved shape perfectly fitting to the wrist, its sides lengthen the vertical case structure.

In acetate as in steel, cut sections characterize and enhance the case curve. For this purpose, Briston innovates with three new smoked acetates. A particular attention is paid to steel and rose gold PVD versions as the flanks, decorated with a mirror polishing finishing, adding light and contrasting with the case body which is vertically brushed finished. The angles are beveled one by one to ensure a perfect result.

Briston introduces the Streamliner Skeleton

To balance with the case lines apparent sobriety, this new model’s complexity lies in its dials, composed of three superimposed layers:

  • a top layer in black PVD or steel with a “circular brushed” decoration and hollowed-out numerals
  • a transparent middle layer with the indications Briston, Automatic as well as an applied small second
  • a lower layer in PVD gun treatment or steel with a “Côte de Genève” decoration.

This sophistication degree requires excellence down to the smallest detail of the finishes, both aesthetic and technical. The delicate work on the dial is harmoniously completed by baton-shaped hands that are both skeleton and fitted with white, blue or orange Superluminova® inserts.

A new Miyota 8 N 40 skeleton automatic movement manufactured by Citizen with a small seconds at 5 o’clock sublimates the work on the dial, offering a contemporary version anchored into the DNA of this collection. The transparent back of the case provides an unobstructed view of this caliber, specially equipped with a skeleton oscillating weight.

Briston introduces the Streamliner Skeleton

Finally, Briston chose to introduce the Streamliner Skeleton on two-parts vintage leather straps. Specially developed by Briston, they are equipped with a quick pin presto system that allows the strap to be changed and to keep the interchangeability dear to the brand.

Price: £ 540