Heirloom Quality Gifts
316L Stainless steel, sapphire crystal, nitrile PVC rubber strap
Wood display box milled from reclaimed lumber.
Size and Weight
The watch is 48mm in width not including the crown, but including the crown guards. Length is 54mm.Width is 15mm. It is 6.9oz/194g. Note: weight includes the included half-ounce gold American Eagle coin.
The Bre & Co. Origami Watch is made with a one-half-ounce American eagle liberty gold coin embedded on the back of the watch. It is embedded using the same kind of gasket that holds the sapphire crystal in place and the coin should only be removed in an emergency. The gold coin, always touching your skin and never revealed to the rest of the world, is your secret. The way it feels on your skin is a tactile reminder of your value. Lady Liberty on one side of the coin and a family of eagles on the other represent strength, courage, camaraderie, and compassion.
At 6.9 ounces, the Bre & Co. Origami Watch is one of the heavier watches out there - when you’re wearing it, you know it’s there. Bre worked with Tool Inc. to do the concept design of the watch and the first stage of engineering. Bre grew up with his father studying with Buckminster Fuller and during the 1980s fell in love with the folded paper designs found in the supercars of the 1980s. He also spent years working with digital models made up of triangles. The facets on the Bre & Co. Origami watch reflect his passion for origami-like constructs and resiliency in design.
Burger and Brown in Kansas City is our machining partner and their commitment to precision and high tolerance machining is apparent in the fit and finish of the case. Inside the watch is a resilient Eterna 3909A movement.
The crown was machined to our specifications by the Swiss company Pibore. The watch strap is heat molded by Stern Rubber in Minnesota. The Bre & Co. watch strap has been thoughtfully designed to be durable and comfortable.
Assembled in our workshop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.