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WOTY 2014: Braun BN0171 full ceramic


Highly Commended. Trendsetting Watches of the Year 2014.

The fact that, at the time of writing, this Braun was completely sold out on the brand’s own website points to the fact that we’re not alone in liking this full ceramic design.

Described by its designers as ‘concept become reality’, the BN0171 – the name is not this watch’s strong point – remains true to the German brand’s design DNA laid down by Dieter Rams in the late 1950s and reinterpreted for timepieces by Dietrich Lubs in the late 1980s.


Offered in an obvious black colourway, the 38mm design becomes far more interesting in the almost concrete, Stone Grey variation. Both the case and the bracelet are formed from ceramic, a first for Braun, with the material lending itself well to the monolithic Braun look.


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