Bell & Ross has cut a niche for itself with its military and aviation pieces. Some of its most notable watches that have made headlines in the recent past are the BR03-92 Horolum, BR03-92 Horograph, and Vintage BR V1-92. Other than aviation and military themed watches, the brand has also formed a partnership with Renault F1, as well as creating “experimental designs” which include the Tourbillon BR-X2. You may have heard of their past successful experimental BR-X1 monochrome watch. Well, that model is now back, and has different color theme as well as materials. Let us take a look at what to expect from these collection.
BR-X1 WHITE HAWK Skeleton Watch Chronograph from Bell & Ross
The BR-X1 WHITE HAWK is the latest modular conception from Bell & Ross. You will find that most of the functional aspect remains the same. Its automatic chronograph with an “X- bridge” at the top, is visible beneath its sapphire dial, and casing which shows the BR-01’s iconic dashboard design. It still maintains the previous round dial that is within a square shape frame. Furthermore, it has four screws that lock the watch mechanism. That’s a design that was used on classic a military jet fighter’s instrument panels.
This watch has several additional touches that previous models didn’t have, which makes it more resistant to wear and damage as well as more technical. An external ceramic band protects the case, while the chronograph’s pushers are inbuilt into this watch. Additionally, the new color scheme gives it a quality but classic appearance. Colors from private jets inspired the color scheme used on the BR-X1 WHITE HAWK. As you may have noted, many private jets features a white and grey color scheme. To achieve that color scheme without the use of paints, Bell & Ross used a belt on white ceramic on a titanium casing. First, they micro-blast the titanium casing then matted the ceramic to prevent the watch from getting a shiny appearance.
The dial also has the same color theme, where most parts, except for parts such as the 30-minute sub-dial, have either a grey or white color code. The central chronograph’s tip and the 30-minute sub-dial are colored bright red, which makes it legible. Furthermore, on this BR-X1 edition, you will be able to see the chronograph movement beneath the dial. You will be able to see the distinguishing X-shaped bridge, the pleasant decoration, and the skeleton zed date wheel.
The BR-X1 WHITE HAWK comes with leather and grey rubber strap, which makes it comfortable to wear. Bell & Ross made only 250 of these watches and priced them at USD 21,232. They can be bought from the brand’s online shop as well as from its recommended retailers.
BR-X1 WHITE HAWK Skeleton Chronograph Specifications
- Strap- Leather and grey rubber fastened with a steel and rubber pin buckle
- Casing – micro-blasted titanium with white ceramic that’s matted, water resistance of 100m, 45mm diameter, sapphire crystal that has a reflective coating, has rubber inserts on ceramic band
- Reference- BRX1-WHC-TI
- Movement- caliber BR-CAL.313, 4Hz frequency, Automatic, Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph in a skeleton zed design, 42h power reserve, with 56 jewels
- Limited Edition- Only 250 pieces
- Retail Price-USD $21,232
Special White Hawk BR-X1 Hand-wound Monopusher Chronograph Tourbillon
The White Hawk BR-X1 Hand-wound Monopusher Chronograph Tourbillon has a more complex design when it comes to its movement. Instead of the regular seconds, it uses their unique Hand-wound Monopusher Chronograph Tourbillon. The movement is amazing to watch. Moreover, most technical features can be seen beneath its sapphire dial. You will see the tourbillion at 6, 30 minute counter placed at 10, chronograph seconds placed at 2, as well as a column wheel placed at 12. Lastly, the gears and levers can also be seen at work beneath its sub-dials. This special design will be available at a price of USD18,3856, and only 20 pieces will be available.
The Bell & Ross are designed to help you make a statement about what you like about car and jets. They are also designed with an aim to making them increase in value rather than depreciate with time. This collection is therefore one of those masterpieces that you can wear with pride. We hope you found this article to be informative and engaging, and wish you the best as you enjoy these amazing masterpieces.