Recently, Bell & Ross reported the recharging of their association with Renault Sport F1 – that CEO Carlos Rosillo disclosed to us in subtleties – by presenting another watch, the BR03-94 RS17 Chronograph . To gain by this new race-vehicle line of watches, something that was, from the start, not the regions we envisioned for the brand (more used to military and flying pieces), Baselworld 2017 will see the dispatch of a whole assortment, the Bell & Ross BR-RS17 Trilogy – 3 watches altogether devoted to the Renault Sport F1 theme.
While monitoring the foundations of the Parisian brand, with the notable round-dial-inside a-square-case idea being utilized once more, these new Formula 1 oriented BR-RS17 pieces adds some particular contacts to fit inside the hustling topic, at all stages: materials, capacities, plan subtleties, colors… Everything reviews B&R watches, just with another and rather cool taste. This has just been utilized in 2016, with the main assortment of watches made in association with Renault Sport Formula 1 . However, this new BR-RS17 trilogy goes in two ways: more moderate in one way, bolder and significantly more complex in the other way.
Of course, being intended for dashing drivers, this new BR-RS17 trilogy just comprises chronographs : one traditional programmed, one rather outrageous skeletonized programmed and one very good quality tourbillon skeletonized version. This complication was imagined to gauge brief timeframes and is viewed as the main one in the race world, since it empowers to quantify the exhibition of the vehicles on the track, turning these watches into crucial apparatuses for drivers and watches. They have since a long time ago become a vital instrument in cockpits, circuits and paddocks.
Compared to the 2016 assortment, which was fundamentally propelled by the attire of the Renault F1 vehicles (yellow and dark), the new BR-RS17 trilogy takes motivation in a particular and pivotal piece of the race-vehicles, the steering wheel of the new Renault RS17 F1 vehicle to exact. This exceptionally complex piece of the vehicle comprises many press pieces and fastens, and to ensure that the driver remembers them quickly, with no danger of blunder, each snippet of data is combined with an alternate tone. The idea driving the BR-RS17 trilogy was to incorporated this readability idea to the dial, making both striking and effectively discernible watches. Of course, on the three watches, the components identifying with the chronograph work are incompletely covered in “Renault” yellow. Since the time the French constructor entered F1 in 1977, its single-seaters have donned this shade.
The Bell & Ross BR03-94 RS17 Chronograph
The initial one of the 3 watches has just been presented here. However, it very well may be the most significant of the assortment, similar to the most available. What we’re discussing is a programmed chronograph, in view of the BR03 case (a sensible 42mm x 42mm square), using cutting edge materials all over. The Bell & Ross BR03-94 RS17 Renault Sport F1 depends on a matte dark case, with normal screws on each corner, is fabricated in fired (lightweight, safe, scratch-verification), with two rectangular pushers on the correct side – one in yellow and one in black.
The dial of this Bell & Ross BR03-94 RS17 Renault Sport F1 is the principle advancement compared to the aeronautics arranged pieces. Wearing dark with yellow accents all finished (hands, tachymeter scale, sub-counter edge), the fundamental plate of the dial is made out of carbon fiber, to review the material generally utilized in F1 vehicles. Additionally new are the applied and iridescent Arabic numerals, of course, more in accordance with the dashing job of this watch. Energetic, intense and really a very cool move from the brand, which figured out how to blend the military case in with hustling features.
Inside the case is type BR-CAL.301, a programmed chronograph movement. Alongside the elastic tie, the watch will likewise be conveyed with a super tough dark engineered fabric tie. It will be a restricted version of 500 pieces, evaluated at 5,600 Euro (retail cost). Accessible soon at retailers and on Bell & Ross webshop . Mored subtleties on the devoted site here .
The Bell & Ross BR-X1 RS17 (Skeleton Chronograph)
Second watch of this trilogy is an amazing chronograph, in view of the definitely known BR-X1, the strong, exceptionally manly watch appeared here . Because of the modular constriction of its case, this watch is currently refreshed in a ‘very racing’ variant. The 45mm x 45mm case is currently made in produced carbon and coordinates yellow part, to review the Renault Sport F1 vehicles. Lightweight and hyper-strong, much the same as the vehicles too… The “rocker” type press catches initiate the chronograph work with incredible exactness. They are produced using cutting edge clay and covered with yellow elastic for an improved grasp. The putter bezel includes an engraved tachymeter scale, new to the model, again totally in accordance with the work of this watch.
The face of the watch additionally extraordinarily develops, with the coordination of that “steering wheel” motivation. The dial spine is part into a few hour sections, every one of which has a relating tone. This shading division makes the deliberate time simpler to peruse. The chronograph hands are yellow, the date is red, the little seconds hand is green and the hour hand, white. Not exceptionally unpretentious, but rather this is obviously not the objective of this Bell & Ross BR-X1 RS17. The dial, made in colored sapphire, let the development appear.
Inside the case is a programmed skeletonized chronograph, with a fairly wonderful wrapping up. The Bell & Ross BR-X1 RS17 is fitted with a particular tie, where rubber is combined with carbon fiber for a lively look. Accessibility and cost to be affirmed during Baselworld 2017.
The Bell & Ross BR-X1 Tourbillon RS17
Last yet not least, the very good quality rendition of the trilogy, in light of a watch we previously investigated: the BR-X1 Chronograph Tourbillon Monopusher . This development is noteworthy. It combines a one-minute flying tourbillon at 6 with a mono-pusher section wheel chronograph. The best comes from the design of this development, which permits a nearby view with all the pieces of the chronograph work through the sapphire dial – segment wheel at 12, the two sub-dials at 10 and 2, all the switches, springs and cog wheels to make this complication run.
The chronograph work is enacted by an oar style mono-pusher situated to one side of the case. This case, similar to the one of the BR-X1, is made in manufactured carbon and shows again a dark/yellow shading plan. We find again the inner flange divided into hour sections, every one of which has a comparing tone. On the bezel, a 12-hour scale is engraved. The clock signs are red and yellow. The 4-day power save is appeared in green, and white hands covered in SuperLuminova show the time. Again may colors are showed however the general design really works perfectly.
The Bell & Ross BR-X1 Tourbillon RS17 is also fitted with an elastic and carbon fiber strap. Availability and cost to be affirmed during Baselworld 2017.
More insights concerning the Bell & Ross BR-RS17 Trilogy on the committed site here .