When you think Bell & Ross, the ideas of “military-inspiration”, “pilot’s watch” and “round-inside a-square-case” promptly come into view. All in all, with its squared case and round bezel, its chronograph, its military-shaded lightweight and vigorous material motivated by secrecy contender planes and a by and large useful plan, it appears to be that the new Bell & Ross BR-X1 Military marks all the crates, correct? (Spoiler alert: it does, and it even adds the cool specialized look of the Experimental collection).
When it was dispatched a couple of years prior – in 2014 to be exact, with this debut model – the BR-X1 proclaimed another assortment for Bell & Ross named “Experimental”. Under this name were marginally various watches, with more specialized content ( openworked chronographs , manufactured carbon or clay , tourbillons , sapphire cases , super flimsy miniature rotor developments) and bolder plans , some of the time a long way from the first military motivation. In fact, we’ve perceived how Bell & Ross wandered past the universe of pilot and field watches to investigate the territory of hustling vehicles and even Haute Horlogerie . With the Bell & Ross BR-X1 Military, we may have the missing connection, the watch that reconnects the Experimental assortment to the underlying foundations of the brand: military-motivated, device arranged, covertness looking yet not without the mark components of this top of the line collection.
As demonstrated by its name, this new “Military” piece depends on the notable BR-X1 watch, which means a strong, specialized, secluded (considering different various looks) openworked, programmed chronograph. Generally speaking, the new Military rendition stays devoted to the first idea however adds new materials and new shadings that impeccably mix into the “field” idea driving Bell & Ross.
The significant update on this Bell & Ross BR-X1 Military is the situation. Comparative in development – square focal module with round bezel, defensive “bumper” all around in clay and elastic – and in measurements – a strong 45mm x 45mm – the new piece presents a novel material named HRT, for High Resistance Titanium. With its underlying foundations in the military and aviation businesses, Bell & Ross depends on this lightweight and super tough material for its BR-X1. This material is gotten utilizing another interaction which changes the titanium, making it significantly more hard-wearing and giving it this mark khaki tone – the military green tone isn’t covered yet is essential for the material and won’t be adjusted by scratches.
Thanks to this shaded titanium and its inborn gentility and strength, the military look is completely present – making this BR-X1 Military very Bell & Ross to be sure. The titanium focal part is, as regular with the X1, encompassed by defensive parts in black ceramic and elastic, just as incorporated rocker press catches for the chronograph. On the wrist, no curve balls, the watch is enormous, monstrous and a long way from secrecy, yet it stays comfortable and comes with a punctured elastic lash. Be that as it may, know: it is an assertion piece.
As for the dial of the Rocker Bell & Ross BR-X1 Military, the armed powers theme is likewise present. The hands, the inner rib and the sub-dial rings are covered in a light khaki shading coordinating the case. All the signs are handily perused the colored sapphire gem dial, with SuperLumiNova for great evening decipherability. Under the clear dial, the development is part of the way uncovered, with its signature X-formed upper bridge in dark DLC and a skeletonized date ring. At long last, a tachymeter scale – valuable for speed computations – is imprinted on the inward flange.
Underneath the High Resistance Titanium caseback, with a little sapphire gap uncovering the general equilibrium wheel, is a notable programmed development, named BR-CAL.313. In view of the ETA 2892 and with an openworked Dubois-Depraz chronograph module on top, this 30-minute chronograph development ticks at 4Hz and flaunts a 42h force reserve.
The Bell & Ross BR-X1 Military is a restricted release of 250 pieces, presently accessible at chose retailers and on the Bell & Ross site . It will be evaluated at EUR 19,700 or USD 23,000. More subtleties: www.bellross.com .