Grenon’s of Newport is proud to be the first dealer of Patria Watches in the USA!
Louis Brandt & Frere founded Patria Watch Co in 1892 intending to explore the newly emerging wristwatch market which at the time was dominated by pocket watches, making Patria one of the earliest brands to produce purpose-built wristwatches. (you may recognize the Brandt name as the founders of Omega, yes this is the same family!) Patria Watch became known for their military watches that were easy to read and very durable!
Today, Patria Watch Co believes in upholding the key principles of Swiss watchmaking; traditions that have been proudly passed down for generations and that have characterised Swiss watches above all others. Patria watches don’t have any unfinished metallic surfaces, inside or out. Surfaces are finished either with polishing, côtes de Geneve, perlage, bead blasting, linear brushing, radial brushing or snail brushing.
Blue steel parts are authentically heat-treated to give the distinctive cobalt blue colour and only genuine Swiss SuperLuminova is used for low light visibility components. Sapphire crystals are coated inside with anti-reflective coating to give the feeling of there being no crystal at all. Patria movements are finished with rhodium, which is one of the rarest metals on earth and gives a brilliantly bright finish.
Their first new model, the Brigadier Flyback Chronograph is a serious timepiece. It features a beautifully finished movement with 35 jewels, 60 hour power reserve, flyback chronograph function with blued components including the beautiful column wheel. A feast for the eyes!