The timer is undoubtedly the crown of the complex functions of aviation instruments. It can accurately measure a short time and has become an indispensable tool for navigation. Because of this, the chronograph function has always enjoyed a special status in aviation watch expert Bell & Ross. There is no doubt that Bell & Ross’s latest masterpiece, the BR-X1, is a chronograph, but it is not limited to this. Its rare skeletonized chronograph design is an outstanding movement that combines fine watchmaking with extremely light workmanship. Its upper bridge (after black DLC treatment) has an ‘X’ shape, which becomes its unique logo. ‘X’ is the code name for a NASA experimental project, hence the name BR-X1.
The BR-X1’s grade 5 titanium bottom cover continues Bell & Ross’s tradition with a small round opening to show the balance’s ‘beating heart.’ The dial is made of grey inorganic glass with fine metal indexes with luminous inserts, like a transparent window for admiring the unique movement. The delicate Superluminova® luminous hands are legible.
The central hour and minute hands indicate time in the traditional way, while the small second hand is at the 3 o’clock position. Skeleton date display at 6 o’clock. The minute countdown timer in the countdown function is at the 9 o’clock position. Instead of the hands, the chronograph uses an ultra-light aluminum plate like a turbine blade. The tachymeter scale on the bezel is used to calculate speed; each countdown function is delicately embellished with red. The strap is woven from a black rubber band, reminiscent of the woven canvas strap used by modern astronauts. The buckle is made of stainless steel with black molded rubber inserts, which is both strong and elegant. The buckle is fixed to the strap by a pin and two hex screws.
The BR-X1 is a collection of Bell & Ross professional and complex watch manufacturing technology. It is an innovative and stylish watch, limited to 50 pieces. Its distinctive design combines a sporty look that combines high-tech functions with high-end watch decoration, setting off a revolution in the watch industry, and at the same time marking a rich new chapter for Bell & Ross.
BR-X1 Skeleton Chronograph Red Edition
Titanium and ceramic case, 45 mm diameter
Hours, minutes, small seconds, skeleton date display, chronograph with 60-second and 30-minute timekeeping
Bell & Ross self-winding movement, skeleton chronograph, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, waterproof 100
Case back with stained crystal glass in the center of the balance wheel
Black rubber braid
Limited edition of 50