The Briston Clubmaster Sport collection combines functionality, comfort, and style all in one sporty timepiece. These retro-chic and casual sports watches for men are part of Briston’s Clubmaster collection, featuring uncommon geometric shape and experimental acetate casing material. This interesting and notable collection of Briston watches comes with a tachymeter scale, chronograph, and date functions. Discover the exciting potential of these stylish Briston Clubmaster Sport watches.
Briston, a French watch brand first launched in 2012, has designed and manufactured a variety of horological timepieces that are admired by its fellow Swiss and French watch brands. Their Clubmaster collection showcases the brand’s expertise in making a new and experimental kind of sports and dress watches for men and women.
Under the Clubmaster series, they have eight sub-collections that are organized according to a certain theme and concept. Part of these sub-collections is the 1960s racing car-inspired vintage and elegant Briston Clubmaster Sport watches that offer both functionality and comfort. These sports watches for men are mainly quartz watches that feature a chronograph and date display, and have colorful dial options to match their adjustable and interchangeable nylon straps.
|Briston Clubmaster Sport Acetate, 17142.SA.TS.1.NK||$350 USD||42mm|
|Briston Clubmaster Sport Acetate, 17142.SA.TS.9.NNB||$350 USD||42mm|
|Briston Clubmaster Sport Acetate, 17142.SA.TS.11.NG||$350 USD||42mm|
|Briston Clubmaster Sport Acetate, 17142.SA.BS.2.NB||$350 USD||42mm|
|Briston Clubmaster Sport Acetate, 20142.SA.TS.25.NIB||$350 USD||42mm|
|Briston Clubmaster Sport Acetate, 20142.SA.TS.30.NT||$350 USD||42mm|
|Briston Clubmaster Sport Acetate, 18142.PBAM.BS.4.NB||$370 USD||42mm|
|Briston Clubmaster Sport Acetate Safari, 18142.PBAM.TSS.5.NK||$370 USD||42mm|
|Briston Clubmaster Sport Acetate Alpine Hunter, 18142.PBAM.GTS.3.NG||$370 USD||42mm|
|Briston Clubmaster Sport Acetate Jungle, 18142.PKAM.TJS.19.NJ||$370 USD||42mm|
From the Briston watches price list above, we see that these square-shaped watches are affordable sports watches. We also get an idea of their currently available models and their features which are different in design yet similar in function and material used. Indeed, the recent Briston Clubmaster Sport sub-collection only has 42mm sized chronograph watches available in a variety of colors. Aside from the technical features of the collection, its general characteristics include a tachymeter scale located on the inner bezel, and a rhodium-plated baton hands and indices.
First in the collection are versions with white, black, or sunray dials. For example, the Briston Clubmaster Sport Acetate Ref. 17142.SA.TS.9.NNB is a chronograph watch with a small square window date display located at the bottom. It has a tortoise shell acetate casing with blue sunray dial and interchangeable navy blue nylon watch strap. In contrast, the Briston Clubmaster Sport Acetate Ref. 17142.SA.BS.2.NB has a monochromatic black and white design. Its black acetate casing matches the black nylon strap and white dial which gives it an overall minimalist aesthetic. Both have superluminova rhodium-plated hands allowing for easier reading in the dark. These two bi-compax Briston watches cost around $350 USD each.
What makes these watches different are the acetate designs which are unique to the brand. The two sample models feature the typical and prominent acetate watch designs in the collection. These can be a tortoise shell or wooden design, or a completely solid color.
Next is a series of matte black dials with tortoise shell designs in varied colors. These watches also include a small square date window positioned at 6 o’clock. What is different about these models with matte black dials is that most of them have special-themed designs.
For instance, the Clubmaster Sport Acetate Jungle, adheres to a ‘jungle’ theme with its forest green nato strap and wooden case. It is the only one in the collection with a wooden green acetate design casing with light green accents for its indices and hands.
Unlike the ‘jungle’ model, the Briston Clubmaster Sport Acetate Alpine Hunter is dominantly grey in color. It has an asphalt grey tortoise shell acetate casing and a grey nylon strap. Compared to the other models, this uses one shade of color for another minimal look. The Clubmaster Sport watches with matte black dials are slightly more expensive than other dials, costing around $370 USD.
Aside from these current models, the Briston Clubmaster Sport collection also features 42mm watches with a day-date display function. Some of the models also had tortoise shell acetate casing or a solid silver acetate casing. There are a variety of colored dials as well which is typical of Briston.
What is different about this collection is that, instead of a chronograph, it has a rectangular digital day-date display at the 3 o’clock position. For instance, the Briston Clubmaster Sport Acetate Ref. 17342.SA.BS.1.NB has the iconic square-shaped solid black acetate casing with a black nylon nato strap to match its black dial and silver accents. This particular watch retails for around $260 USD to $290 USD.
From the 2020 catalog of Briston watches, they introduced a lot of new designs for their Briston Clubmaster Sport collection. We already mentioned some few models in detail, but Briston has recently added bolder watches with more colorful sunray dials and nylon straps to their collection.
Aside from the blue sunray dial of the aforementioned model, they also released the Clubmaster Sport Acetate Ref. 17142.SA.TS.10.NBG, which has a bright British green sunray dial with tortoise shell acetate casing. It even has a beautiful adjustable and interchangeable green nylon watch strap for comfort. If you are interested in a more subtle colored dial, then the Clubmaster Sport Acetate Ref. 17142.SA.TS.11.NG has a smooth grey sunray dial with matching grey nato strap. These colored sunray dials showcase Briston’s experimental side when it comes to design and aesthetics.
If you prefer a monochromatic watch dial, the Briston Clubmaster Sport Acetate Ref. 17142.SA.TS.1.NK has a khaki nato strap that blends with the dark brown tortoise shell acetate casing and black semi-glossy dial. These watches cost about $350 USD each. The collection itself has dabbled with a lot of dark nylon strap colors, but the light khaki option adds flair to these iconic square-shaped Briston watches.
Briston began with Brice Januet in 2012 where he envisioned his own watch brand that expressed his personality, ambition, and ingenuity in horology. Despite Briston’s short history within the watchmaking industry, Brice Januet’s horological talent is 15 years in the making. He has worked with other successful watch brands like Cartier, honing his watch crafting skills. When he eventually started his own affordable watch brand, he recruited Swiss watch designers who helped with his watchmaking ventures.
He wanted Briston to embody both his French and British influences. The ‘sporty chic’ spirit of his Clubmaster collection recalls his university youth days in Oxford and Cambridge where he was exposed to casual sports games like cricket. He gained this preppy sensibility, which he expressed through his watch designs in the Clubmaster collection.
We can see a glimpse of both his youthful British spirit and French-born traits with some of his Clubmaster Sport watches. There is this combination of boldness and subtleness from the simple rounded edges of the square-shaped watches to the use of nylon nato straps which are comfortable and minimal. It is truly a ‘French brand born out of the British spirit.’
Aside from Brice Januet’s inspired aesthetics, Briston also experiments with different materials like the cellulose acetate casing in a variety of dark and light colors. Hence, Briston’s unique style comes from the balance between a retro-chic wristwatch and a modern timepiece with innovative materials.
From its different colored dials and nylon NATO watch strap to its additional chronograph and date features, we get a glimpse of this young brand’s craftsmanship and ingenuity. We are here to tell you several reasons why you should buy or invest in a Briston Clubmaster Sport watch.
1. First of all, these Briston watches are affordable since they use Seiko’s reliable quartz movements which are precise, accurate, and well-made. Hence, they promise quality at a fair price..
2. These watches also have a high level of water resistance of up to 100 meters. It means you can wear it while doing casual water sports activities like snorkeling, swimming, surfing, and sailing. Some sports or dress watches would only have up to 30m water resistance, but Briston went beyond with their Clubmaster Sport watches.
3. Furthermore, the Clubmaster Sport collection is also highly functional with its chronograph and date features, which are easy to use and adjust.
4. These are functional sports watches that can also appear as a vintage chic dress watch. The duality within these watches makes them very stylish to wear. Its unique design is both experimental and elegant, which is an interesting and innovative combination for a young French watch brand.
5. Lastly, with its interchangeable nylon nato strap, these Briston watches are comfortable on the wrist. They are also versatile, durable, and stylish since it comes with a variety of interchangeable nylon straps.
With the Briston Clubmaster Sport collection, we see the brand’s level of ambition and innovativeness. They have provided their customers with affordable and high-quality watches that come in a variety of colors. Its colorful collection of vintage and chic sports watches places the brand within the realm of other popular French watch brands. Their colorful and innovative reputation has produced the successful Clubmaster Sport collection that will continue to grow and develop over the years.