Always ahead of its time, Bell & Ross continues to innovate with the launch of the BR-X1.
The BR-X1, a high-tech chronograph with sporty looks, which is as robust as it is sophisticated, marked the arrival of a new Bell & Ross line and the beginning of a whole new chapter in the saga of the brand.
An armoured, ingenious, muscular and technical watch, the BR-X1 has always stood out thanks to the innovative design of its 45 mm multi-material case. The functional, non-indexed screws, the single-piece structure of the case and the rocker pushers for the chronograph functions were designed to contribute to the sturdiness and ergonomy of the watch. A «thumb rest» insert is integrated at nine o’clock for optimised handling when activating the chronograph functions.
The BR-X1 Chronograph Tourbillon have two versions: grade 5 titanium or rose gold, with or without diamond setting .
A skeleton tourbillon mono-pusher chronograph, this new BR-X1, with column wheel movement, displays hours and minutes in the centre, as well as a 100 hour power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock.
The seconds counter of the chronograph is a 6 impulse per second sweeping hand. The skeletonising of the movement allows the mechanics of this timepiece to be observed when starting, stopping and resetting the chronograph.
The “flying” tourbillon cage of the BR-X1 Chronograph Tourbillon is mounted without a support bridge, giving the impression that it is floating. Like a discreet signature, the ampersand (the iconic “&” of the brand) on the tourbillon cage sets the beat for the seconds.
From the front, the sapphire crystal has an antireflective coating. Made from grey-tinted sapphire crystal and featuring appliqué metal indices with photo-luminescent inserts, the dial forms a clear window through which the skeletonised movement can be appreciated. The sapphire crystal on the caseback exposes the geometry of the plates, which can be admired endlessly.
The bi-material high-strength rubber bracelet with alligator insert features a satin grade 5 titanium-steel alloy or 18 carat rose gold buckle.