A cynical person might say “Oh look, another new watch brand – it must be Tuesday.” I say, bring it on – more variety and options in the market can only be good for us, the consumer. To be sure, we need to separate the wheat from the chaff, but that lends some interest to the search.
Bomberg is this new brand, and it looks to me like they’re fusing some traditional styling with contemporary updates – and they’re squarely aiming their sites for a very masculine vibe. From their PR:
This is BOMBERG – authentic timepieces with uncommon style, for men who aren’t afraid to make a statement.Muscular design, sleek industrial lines, a standout look with a fearlessly male attitude – taking you off the beatentrack in a beautiful way.
Admittedly, that doesn’t give you a great read. For that, let’s turn to their collection. Today, I want to focus on the more traditional-looking model in the lineup, the Semper. In their words, the Semper is a “neo-classic design with a contemporary twist and a vintage heart.” This is what it means, in hard-specs:
- 42mm in black sandblasted PVD, stainless steel, or gold
- Miyota OS21 quartz chronograph movement
- Mineral crystal with anti-reflective and sapphire coating
- 50 meter water resistance rating
- Black, brown, or beige strap
Once you mix in the various color options on the dial, you’ve got a possible fourteen different versions to choose from (my favorite, pictured at the top of the post, is ref. SP42CHPBA.BA0.3.LBA); they should have something for everyone, starting at $515 (the one I featured comes in at $545). And if this isn’t your style? They’ve got two others, the 1968 and the Maven; we’re looking into getting some samples in for review.