While the fundamental plate at Bell & Ross is as yet military/pilot’s watches – as we’ve seen with the new MA-1 and some other curiosities introduced as of late, similar to the Bi-Compass – other domains have additionally been investigated by the brand. One of the common themes is Formula 1 and the partnership with Renault F1 – which previously brought forth three collections, R.S.16 , R.S.17 and R.S.18 . Still one of the sponsors of the French F1 group for the upcoming season, Bell & Ross divulges at Baselworld 2019 another reach comprising four models, the R.S.19 Collection .
These watches are, at first, a long ways from the first motivation behind the brand. No military powers or fly fighters here. No military styled, survivor-style watches either. The center is dashing, hustling and really hustling. AsCEO Carlos Rosillo commented when we talked with him, “we go into another domain with new difficulties, however this doesn’t imply that we’ll walk out on the flying universe. We’ll generally stay dedicated to our roots, however it is typical for us to consistently look for new uplifting fields. With this new partnership, the chances regarding creation are limitless.” The brand needed to diversify to stay important with the market and F1, despite the fact that a long way from the military roots, stays zeroed in on activity, execution, devotion and specialized expertise.
After three past Bell & Ross x Renault F1 collections – R.S.16 , R.S.17 and R.S.18 – and with the new F1 season firing up, it was the ideal opportunity for the brand to uncover the fourth in the arrangement. The primary fixings that made the past collections fruitful are as yet present, with hustling roused materials, intense colors and a specialized look. So let’s examine the four models that are comprised in the Bell & Ross R.S.19 Collection.
Bell & Ross BR V3-94 R.S.19
The first watch to be uncovered is an exemplary interpretation of the dashing chronograph: the Bell & Ross BR V3-94 R.S.19. This watch is an advancement of the Vintage collection yet not simply an update of dials and colors. For the event, Bell & Ross needed to make a more hearty piece.
The exemplary round instance of the Vintage BR V3, here made of hardened steel, remains evidently immaculate as far as plan, with a similar generally shape. However, we’re before a “XL” model with a 43mm case. For greater reasonableness, the brand has settled on typical siphon pushers, rather than the standard screwed ones. The case remains water-impervious to 100m and is all around ensured on account of crown monitors. It is accessible on either a steel arm band or a finished leather lash – note the between drags piece, additionally new on this model.
As for the dial, we actually have an intense combination of yellow and red accents over a dull foundation. The dial is made of carbon fiber, for the dashing touch. The Bell & Ross BR V3-94 R.S.19 is a customary three-register programmed chronograph, with a 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock and a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock. What’s more, the bi-directional bezel considers “on the fly” timings and is indented for simple hold while wearing gloves.
The BR V3-94 R.S.19 will be restricted to 999 pieces. Cost will be EUR 3,990 (leather tie) or EUR 4,300 (Steel bracelet).
Bell & Ross BR 03-94 R.S.19
The second model in the Bell & Ross RS19 Collection is a square interpretation of the watch we’ve just shown you. The Bell & Ross BR 03-94 R.S.19 shares the vast majority of the components clarified above, in any case, with the notable “circle inside a square” case, so dear to the brand.
The BR 03-94 R.S.19 is a 42mm x 42mm steel, programmed chronograph with the standard plan of the brand. The case shifts back and forth between brushed surfaces and cleaned complements. Rather new to this model is the expansion of a turning bezel, here with an hour long scale – the bezel is bi-directional and takes into consideration “on the fly” timings.
The Bell & Ross BR 03-94 R.S.19 highlights a 30-moment and 12-hour chronograph show on a carbon fiber dial, with yellow (tachymeter scale, sub-counters) and red accents (hands and date). It has a similar motor as above and will be conveyed on a punctured elastic strap.
The Bell & Ross BR 03-94 R.S.19 will be restricted to 999 pieces. Cost will be EUR 5,900.
Bell & Ross BR-X1 R.S.19
We currently move to more complex and more specialized watches. The BR-X1 has been a significant collection for the brand and denoted its entrance into an all the more top of the line market. This watch, with its skeletonized dial and its particular case, is presently completely coordinated into the collection as the uber-BR watch.
For Baselworld 2019, the new Renault F1 collection coordinates one of these specialized chronographs with the Bell & Ross BR-X1 R.S.19. The watch includes a more specialized, bolder look – with a 45mm x 45mm case – and is made with lightweight, safe materials – grade 5 titanium for the case encompassed by a guard in miniature shot ceramic and yellow elastic that goes about as a fringe defensive shell. An elastic hold work has additionally been coordinated into the situation to guarantee better dealing with when actuating the chronograph’s ‘rocker’ press catches, in any event, when wearing gloves.
While the red and yellow colors are still important for the bundle, the fundamental curiosity here is the incorporation of a pivoting bezel with a “time marker”. Following a hot lap, the group back in the pitlane can immediately check any place the chronograph’s yellow running seconds hand has been halted, by turning and adjusting its yellow triangle. Following a subsequent lap, the separate occasions can be in a split second compared. The dial is additionally encircled by the compulsory tachymeter scale.
The Bell & Ross BR-X1 R.S.19 is controlled by a programmed chronograph development with an openworked principle plate to leave a portion of the specialized parts obvious through the sapphire dial. It is worn on a dark punctured elastic lash and will be restricted to 250 pieces. Cost will be EUR 18,900.
Bell & Ross BR-X1 Tourbillon Chronograph R.S.19
Last yet not least, Bell & Ross likewise presents an exceptionally restricted version watch with a very good quality development, the BR-X1 Tourbillon Chronograph R.S.19. This watch, which previously existed in the past ia distinctive clothing, is furnished with a complex, haute horlogerie and hand-embellished development which shows all its chronograph components (levers, gears, section wheel) dial side – on account of its skeletonized parts and a sapphire dial.
Housed in an evaluation 5 titanium case, with earthenware and elastic subtleties, it estimates 45mm x 45mm and is worn on a punctured dark elastic lash. The tourbillon confine is traditionally situated at 6 o’clock but since of its huge size, the 30-minute counters and the little seconds sub-dial are situated high on the dial – one of the specificities of this development, making unique watches.
Just like the BR-X1 over, the Bell & Ross BR-X1 Tourbillon Chronograph R.S.19 highlights a turning bezel with a “time marker” and 60-second scale. This will be a restricted release of just 20 pieces. Cost will be EUR 169,000.
More subtleties at www.bellross.com .