Bell & Ross’s attempts to present a bold, sturdy, more masculine edition of its iconic square watches BR-01 brand aroused the desire to go further, to a new league, of course, by other customers. And now, thanks to the latest addition to the famous collection, Bell & Ross BR-X1 Chronograph Tourbillon – skeletonized chronograph and tourbillon monopusherom – Bell & Ross easily overcome this milestone.
Having a body diameter of 45 mm of titanium or pink gold 18r, with or without diamond inlay on the bezel, the new model BR-X1 is equipped with one of the most (if not more) complicated watch movements ever attended watches brand. If the model BR-X1 Chronograph was the highlight line with tourbillons, the Bell & Ross BR-X1 Chronograph Tourbillon Monopusher was the hammer that drove the nail to the very hat.
Chronograph Tourbillon – is inspiring mechanism, but when you add to a common set some interesting complications, such as the column wheel in the 12 o’clock position and the function of activating a single button chronograph, the result is stunning. The clock mechanism is special in its structure: all the standard elements of the chronograph (levers, wheels, gears and stoppers) are concentrated on the front of the case – despite the fact that the design is not modular. Of course, 60-second tourbillon classically placed in the 6 o’clock position, in a large open stand, decorated with the symbol “&” from the name of Bell & Ross.
Bridges and pallet covered with black, shiny stress steel components and special wheels (double-spoke). Components of polished, sandblasted finish and chamfering – perfectly executed in the style of haute horlogerie. The clock mechanism provides an indication of the minutes and hours in a classical arrangement of the central axis. Nevertheless, chronograph displayed on two separate sub-dials, disposed in the upper half of the dial. BR-CAL.283 caliber with manual winding provides 100 hours / 4 days power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock position. And as a finishing touch: a translucent face, that is, you can contemplate the work of the clockwork movement column wheel and levers by pressing a button.
Bell & Ross BR-X1 Chronograph Tourbillon, as mentioned earlier, strict, reliable, male version of the iconic design of the square watch Bell & Ross. The case diameter of 45 mm consists of several parts, assembled to create a solid “protection” for the movement. It all starts with the central titanium “container” with the clockwork inside, which provides ease, reliability and water resistance.
Around it added cover, bezel, INSERT IGNORE the palm of the thumb, the front projections crown with protector and the rear part of the body, providing a modular design, allowing the use of different materials and colors. You will have a choice between titanium grade 5 and 18K rose gold (both versions are also available with inlay of 46 baguette-cut diamonds on the bezel).
The dial, depending on the selected version, suitable housing. Titanium model plays all shades of gray, when the models from a 18K gold hands, indexes and subtsiferblatov rings made of pink gold. Finally, both versions of the Bell & Ross BR-X1 Chronograph Tourbillon Monopusher rubber strap fitted with an INSERT IGNORE made of alligator skin.
Watches Bell & Ross BR-X1 Chronograph Tourbillon – an interesting evolution of the concept, created 10 years ago with a simple style and is now a proper set of elements of the true art of watchmaking. Both versions are made of titanium and 18K rose gold out limited edition of 20 units each. Cost: Titanium model – 137 000 EUR, rose gold model – 158 000 EUR.