Paris based young watch brand Burel makes exceptional mechanical timepieces inspired from the nautical world.

In 2013, the brand entered into the watchmaking industry with its first two models, the Class Yacht and the Class Sail. The style of each is distinguished by the elegance of their faces of precious woods, which are based on boat decks.

In 2014, the brand wanted to create new model inspired by nautical instrumentation. For this new model will keep the precious nautical brand identity taken from the style and use of materials related to the nautical world.  This model has been christened as CLASS CAPE.

BUREL CLASS CAPE manual winding watch

The new Class Cape is an exclusive timepiece which will be introduced to customers by creating a crowd funding campaign. Inspired by nautical instrumentation, this timepiece features a compass graphics. Unlike a traditional watch, there are no hands.

Class Cape time reading is done by a red indicator line superimposed on gradations of a carbon disc, as on a compass of navigation. The disk rotates clockwise; the hour and minute digits are graded from right to left.


The Burel Class Cape is powered with a highly reliable and robust Swiss ETA 6498 mechnical movement. This timepiece comes with a black sail canvas strap. Like all Burel watches, the Class Cape has an international 2 year warranty.

Technical details


  • Diameter: 45 mm
  • Material: Stainless steel 316 L – black PVD
  • Movement: Swiss made ETA 6498 -1, manual winding movement
  • Glass: Mineral
  • Dial: Carbon
  • Functions: Hours and minutes
  • Water resistance: 3 bar
  • Strap: Black toile de voile
  • Buckle: Black PVD Steel deployment
  • Price: $1250

BUREL Class Yacht & Class Sail – Mechanical Manual Winding Timepieces Inspired from the World of Sailing

Based in France, the young mechanical watch brand BUREL produces exceptional and unique timepieces inspired from the adventurous world of Sailing. These watches pay tribute to the designs of most classical and elegant boats, while upholding the greatest values of traditional watch making.

BUREL watches

BUREL watches are assembled in France in brand’s own workshop, where the utmost care is taken. BUREL works with materials that are relatively rare in the world of watch-making, such as the fine wood used to create its dials.

BUREL watch

To give the utmost attention to each model, every watch is assembled on demand. Time frame of 3 weeks is necessary for each order. All BUREL watches are covered by 2 years warranty.

BUREL Class Yacht Collection

Class Yacht is a watch that pays tribute to the magnificent Italian wooden yachts. Its style stands out for its elegant dial in fine varnished wood, which takes its inspiration from the boat decks, but also for its steel case, following the design of the legendary diving watches of the 1930s.

BUREL Class Yacht Collection

The overall look is enhanced by its alligator leather strap. The Swiss mechanical movement of the Class Yacht has a small second hand visible on the dial at 6 o’clock.

BUREL Class Yacht Collection

Technical details

  • Case: Diameter 45mm, stainless steel 316L
  • Dial: Wood varnished Mahogany and Mapple
  • Movement: Manual winding movement, Swiss Made 6498-1
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, small second hand
  • Glass: Mineral
  • Water resistance: 3atm
  • Straps: Brown Alligator
  • Buckle: Steel deployment
  • Price: $1100 USD
  • 2 years Warranty

BUREL Class Sail collection

Class Sail is a watch that follows the design of the modern sailboat. Its dial in fine wood, inspired by teak decks, contrasts with its black PVD steel case, reflecting the Modernity of today’s sailboats.

BUREL Class Sail collection

BUREL set out to extend this inspiration to the strap, using the same fabric as sailboats. Like all Burel watches, Class Sail has a Swiss mechanical movement with manual winding.

BUREL Class Sail collection

Technical details

Case: Diameter 45mm, stainless steel 316L – Black PVD
Dial: Mahogany and Ebony Wood
Movement: Manual winding movement, Swiss Made 6498-1
Functions: Hours, minutes, small second hand
Glass: Mineral
Water resistance: 3atm
Straps: Black Toile de Voile
Buckle: Black PVD – Steel deployment
Price: $ 1 045USD
2 years Warranty