Recently, Bell & Ross presented a bolder, more grounded, more manly and powerful release of its notable square watch (the BR-01, which celebrates its 10th commemoration this year ). This watch, called the Bell & Ross BR-X1 includes initial a skeletonized chronograph development however chiefly a complicated, secluded and solid case (that additionally exists in produced carbon ). This watch illustrates the wish of B&R to battle in another association, the heavyweight class, and to arrive at different clients. And this is currently considerably more evident with the furthest down the line expansion to the assortment, a skeletonized, monopusher chronograph with tourbillon. Here is the Bell & Ross BR-X1 Chronograph Tourbillon.
Available in titanium or in 18k pink gold, with or without precious stones on the bezel and In a similar solid 45mm instance of the BR-X1 , Bell & Ross adds quite possibly the most (if the most) complicated developments they at any point had in one of their watches. The brand previously presented some tourbillons (like this exceptional release for Only Watch 2015 ) or some cool chronographs however never Belamich and Rosillo (the two organizers) went that far. In the event that the BR-X1 Chronograph was the stud, the Bell & Ross BR-X1 Chronograph Tourbillon Monopusher is the sledge that completes the job.
Let’s first discussion about the principle piece of interest of this watch: its development. A chronograph with a tourbillon is as of now a noteworthy motor, yet when you add to the bundle some fascinating complications like a noticeable segment wheel at 12 and mostly the activation of the chronograph through a solitary push-piece, it becomes to be very staggering. The development is rather special in its engineering, concerning once, all the chronograph pieces (switches, wheels, brake and pinions) are situated on the dial side – and this is definitely not a particular development. Obviously the 60-second tourbillon is traditionally noticeable at 6, in a huge, opened confine decorated with the “&” of Bell & Ross (something common to all the tourbillons made by the brand).
The bridges and plates are totally covered in dark to accentuates the gleaming steel parts and explicit wheels (with twofold spokes). The components are cleaned, grained, bevelled… A decent execution that demonstrates the wish to be called haute horlogerie. The development additionally brings a particular showcase, with minutes and hours traditionally situated on the focal pivot. In any case, the chronograph is shown in two isolated sub-counters, set on the upper-portion of the dial. This hand-wound Calibre BR-CAL.283 flaunts 100 hours/4 days of force hold (that can be checked with a pointer at 9). The cherry on the cake: the dial is clear and at that point, you can have a view on the development and see the section haggle switches tackling their work when pressing the monopusher. (note: thinking about the particular presentation and the determinations of this development, it makes presumably that it was rethought from Akrivia – which is an exceptionally savvy decision, considering the excellence of the watches made by this youthful manufacture).
Now back to the actual watch. The Bell & Ross BR-X1 Chronograph Tourbillon, as said prior, is the intense, solid, strong rendition of the famous squared-plan envisioned by Bell & Ross. The 45mm case comprises a few sections, amassed to make a strong “protection box” for the development. All beginnings with a focal titanium “container” that encases the development and that guarantees lightweight, heartiness and water obstruction. Around it are added the cover, bezel, connections, thumb rest, guards, crown gatekeepers, crown and caseback, which means a secluded development permitting to play with various materials and shadings (for example, the normal Bell & Ross BR-X1 Chronograph was blending titanium in with dark earthenware and red accents). Here, the decision is between grade 5 titanium and 18k rose gold (the two renditions are likewise accessible in gem encrusted forms with 46 loaf cut precious stones on the bezel).
According to the picked release, the dial coordinates the case. The titanium version plays on numerous shades of dim while the 18k gold release brings a few subtleties coordinating the case’s material (hands, records and sub-counters rings are all in pink gold). At long last, the two versions of the Bell & Ross BR-X1 Chronograph Tourbillon Monopusher are mounted on a tie blending elastic in with croc calfskin inserts.
The Bell & Ross BR-X1 Chronograph Tourbillon is an intriguing development of the idea made 10 years prior, with a bolder style and now an appropriate horological content. This watch is a restricted release of 20 pieces in titanium and 20 pieces in 18k rose gold. Prices: 137.000 Euros in titanium and 158.000 Euros in rose gold. www.bellross.com .