Bell & Ross Reveals New Limited Edition of 250 Pieces
Bell & Ross has impressed us yet again! The BR-X1 line, revealed back in 2014, brought us an entire collection filled with sporty, high-tech chronographs which somehow managed to be both sophisticated and bulky. Now they’ve introduced the BR-X1: Carbone Forgé, a revolutionary timepiece which utilizes compressed carbon fibers to create a deep black, non-porous, water-resistant, single-unit case with clean edges.
The square case is lined with a ceramic and rubber “bumper” which will help protect the watch from impact damage. As with most Bell & Ross timepieces, the back of the BR-X1- made from grade 5 PVD titanium- features a small, round opening which reveals the beating heart of the balance. Made from grey-tinted sapphire crystal and featuring appliqué metal indicators with photo-luminescent inserts, the dial forms a clear window through which the exceptional movement can be admired. The faceted, Superluminova-filled hands and appliqué indicators offer easy legibility.
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The central hour and minute hands are read traditionally, while the small seconds hand is positioned at 3 o’clock. The skeleton date dial is positioned at 6 o’clock. Instead of a hand, the minute timer on the chronograph function features an ultra-light aluminum disc resembling the blades of a turbine. The hand on the central second counter indicates quarters of a second. Essential for calculating speeds, the tachymeter scale appears on the flange. The chronograph hands feature subtle red accents. The grooved rubber strap has a black PVD steel buckle.
Technical Specifications for BR-X1 Carbone Forgé (BRX1-CE-CF-BLACK)
Automatic mechanical BR-CAL.313
‘X’ Shaped upper bridge
Hours, minutes, small seconds, skeleton date, chronograph, tachymeter
Carbone Forgé, grade 5 titanium, and ceramic with rubber inserts
Ceramic rocker push-buttons with rubber inserts
Crown with rubber inserts
Back with opening in tinted sapphire crystal, centered on the balance
Grey-tinted sapphire crystal
Appliqué metal indicators with Superluminova inserts
Metal skeleton Superluminova filled hour and minute hands
Aluminum 30-min chronograph timer disc
Sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Woven black rubber
Black PVD steel finish and black rubber insert pin buckle