Neuchâtel, Switzerland-based Bomberg, is a new watch brand that makes a line of audaciously styled watches that come with a unique bayonet system that allows the watch body to removed from the case and used as a pocket watch. The Bomberg Bolt-68 Chronograph collection consists of quartz and automatic equipped timepieces with a “bullhead” configuration, which means the crown and pushers are at 12 o’clock, as opposed to at 3 o’clock like most watches.
Available in a variety of stainless steel and PVD treated steel cases, the Bomberg Bolt-68 Chronograph quartz models measure 45 mm in diameter and are powered by a Ronda caliber 3540D quartz movement. The automatic models measure 47.5 mm and are powered by a Concepto caliber 99001 automatic mechanical movement.
All variations come with a stainless steel upper case with a knurled finish and a stainless steel lower case that allows the upper case to be detached for use as a pocket watch (a medallion and chain are included with all models). The glass on all Bolt-68 timepieces is a reinforced K1 mineral crystal with sapphire coating, and with a single non-reflective coating.
The caseback is stainless steel with 4 screws and metal spring. The crown is screwed-down and features a protector in stainless steel with 2 fixed screws. All dials feature applied markers with tachymeters printed on the flange. A unique curved panoramic date window is located at 12 o’clock. The hands and markers feature a luminous treatment. The central second hand has a large counterweight that is shaped like the brand’s logo.
Water resistance is 100 meters. There are a wide variety of colorways to choose from. Prices range from $795 to $3995. Available in all markets beginning August 2014.