If Bell & Ross is known for their avionics and military-arranged pieces (which has been exhibited again a few times this year with for example the Vintage BR V1-92 Military or the BR03-92 Horograph and BR03-92 Horolum ), the brand additionally has various motivations (racing vehicles for example, with the Renault F1 association ) or trial watches (such as the astounding BR-X2 Tourbillon ). Part of this “experimental” assortment is a watch that we’ve seen, looked into and appreciated here on Monochrome, the BR-X1. For the finish of this current year, the model is back with another shading plan and new materials, with the Bell & Ross BR-X1 White Hawk Collection.
The Bell & Ross BR-X1 was first dispatched in 2014 with a first release combining titanium and dark ceramic, and including a skeleton chronograph development. This watch was an enormous advance for the brand, which as of not long ago had been more focussed on rather available and precisely basic device watches. The BR-X1 was the company’s reaction to the demand for more complex, more manly and more specialized watches. For sure, not just the open-worked development was amazing to take a gander at, yet the whole plan and engineering were imaginative for Bell & Ross. The case, composed of a few measured parts, considered advancements, offering a few prospects as far as materials and shadings – as we’ve seen with a manufactured carbon adaptation , a gold and clay release or the exceptionally vivid BR-X1 RS17 Renault F1 .
A new illustration of this secluded conception is the Bell & Ross BR-X1 White Hawk . Fundamentally, the formula is as yet unchanged. A programmed chronograph development with an explicitly opened and X-formed bridge on top, noticeable through the sapphire dial, and a case that is a solid advancement of the famous dashboard instrument-like plan of the BR-01. By and by we see the round dial encased in a squared “box” with 4 screws to bolt the component – something that was found in military stream warriors, before the runs turned out to be loaded with electronics.
The fundamental development concerns the strong touch added to make this watch more specialized and more safe. The case is secured by an outer ceramic band and the pushers for the chronograph are coordinated into this gadget. What’s new at that point? Fundamentally, there’s an entirely different shading plan. For these BR-X1 White Hawk , Bell & Ross takes motivation from the shades of personal luxury planes. The grade 5 titanium case is covered with a white fired «belt». Titanium is miniature impacted and artistic is matte to keep away from reflections brought about by light. The white and dim of the case portray the shades of a significant number of the private jets.
The dial utilizes this equivalent shading codes, with all parts mostly white or dim, to the exemption of the 30-minute counter and the tip of the focal chronograph hand, which are both hued in bright red, to improve decipherability. Again on this version, the chronograph module on top of the development (an programmed ETA 2894-2 base with a particular module by Dubois-Depraz) is noticeable through the dial, with its unmistakable X-molded top bridge, a skeletonized date haggle charming decoration.
The Bell & Ross BR-X1 White Hawk Skeleton Chronograph is worn on an elastic and cowhide lash in dark. It is restricted to 250 pieces, evaluated at EUR 17,900 and right now accessible from the brand’s webshop and from retailers.
Technical Specifications – Bell & Ross BR-X1 White Hawk Skeleton Chronograph
- Case: 45mm distance across – Microblasted titanium and matt white ceramic with elastic supplements – sapphire gem with against intelligent covering – 100m water resistance
- Movement: calibre BR-CAL.313 – programmed – 4Hz recurrence – 42h force hold – 56 gems – skeletonized – hours, minutes, little second, date, chronograph
- Strap: dim elastic and cowhide, steel and elastic pin buckle
- Availability: November 2017
- Reference: BRX1-WHC-TI
- Limited Edition: 250 pieces
- Price: EUR 17,900
The Bell & Ross BR-X1 White Hawk Chronograph Tourbillon Hand-wound Monopusher
In expansion to the standard chronograph adaptation, the Bell & Ross BR-X1 White Hawk Collection additionally comprises a subsequent watch, this time with a considerably more complex development, a Chronograph Tourbillon Hand-wound Monopusher. This development has just been utilized in a few BR-X1 watches and is quite amazing to take a gander at. Once more, all the specialized highlights are noticeable through the sapphire dial, with the tourbillon set at 6, the chronograph seconds at 2, the 30-minute counter at 10, the section wheel at 12 and all the switches and cog wheels in real life through all the sub-dials…
This complex adaptation of the Bell & Ross BR-X1 White Hawk will be delivered in 20 pieces just, and estimated at EUR 155,000. More subtleties on bellross.com .