Bell & Ross BR 05 SKELETON GOLD and BR 05 DIAMOND: Two exquisitely adorned timepieces that redefine codes of contemporary watchmaking.
BELL & ROSS 05 SKELETON GOLD
This year, like an ingot, the iconic BR 05 is dressed entirely in rose gold to make the wrist of its wearer sublime. Lovers of mechanical craftsmanship will be seduced by this exclusive edition of 99 pieces. The all-gold finish accentuates the monobloc aspect of the model. In total, 155gms of gold make up the new 44mm BR 05 SKELETON GOLD. The open dial features 18K rose gold gilded appliqué indices and forms a clear window through which the 18K rose gold-plated skeleton movement can be admired. The skeletonised hour and minutes hands are also gilded with 18K rose gold. For great legibility both at night and daytime, the white Super- Luminova® of the indexes and hands contrasts elegantly with the gold of the dial. To highlight the sophistication of the mechanism and its functioning, the engineers at Bell & Ross have cut out the bridgeand the plate in a graphic and refined style. The BR05 SKELETON GOLD is equipped with a BR-CAL.322 mechanism, wound by a 360° 18K rose gold-plated oscillating weight, open-worked to showcase the movement designed by Bell & Ross. The brand’s logo is metallized on the sapphire case‑back. Equipped with a satin-finished and polished 18K rose gold bracelet for a true jewel of masculinity look, or a black rubber strap that will lend this timepiece a sporty edge.
BELL & ROSS BR 05 DIAMOND
Reflecting the finest Haute Horlogerie craftsmanship, this timepiece mirrors the architectural modern design of the brand’s latest urban collection. The lines of its 40-mm case combine round and square, the basic geometric shapes which form the identity of Bell & Ross.
For the BR 05 DIAMOND, the bezel of the steel case is set with 172 diamonds, equivalent to a weight of 0.88 carats. For optimum legibility, the black sunray dial contrasts perfectly with
the applique white numerals and metal skeletonised hour and minute hands, all filled with Super-LumiNova®. The 11 diamonds (0.08 ct) replace the indexes, while the small date takes its place at 3 o’clock. One dial but three possibilities to wear. For a sporty chic touch, the black rubber strap is perfect, while the satin-polished steel bracelet will provide its wearer an elegant look. Last but not least, a luxury version made of steel, and set with 218 diamonds – weighting 2.84 ct – will complete the range.
To set the bezel, which offers a large setting surface, Bell & Ross opted for the circle alternative. A total of three concentric circles of diamonds around the opening. On the other hand, in the articulation links, the setting is linear. Both the circle and the straight line give a clean and graphic look to the setting. The timepiece adorns a BR-CAL.321. mechanism, wound by a 360° oscillating weight. The sapphire glass case-back reveals the beating heart of this movement. The BR 05 DIAMOND combines technicity, elegance and sophistication in an integrated design. It will appeal not only to art lovers, aesthetes, watch collectors, but also to men and women looking for singularity.