Low Price Replica Bell & Ross Introduces the BR-X1 Skeleton Tourbillon Sapphire
Launched in 2017, the Bell & Ross Watches Online Replica BR 03-92 Diver is not the brand's first dive watch, but it is the very first dive watch in their own iconic square instance.
Launched in 2017, the Bell & Ross Watches Online Replica BR 03-92 Diver is not the brand’s first dive watch, but it is the very first dive watch in their own iconic square instance. It is, in my opinion, a great success in balancing various design elements and topics as well as boldness and wearability. “Balance” is a word that I kept returning to if considering various aspects of this Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver. The result is a sound, refined dive watch with a look and character quite unlike any other that I know of, and it is just plain fun to wear.No matter how good, satisfying, or first a new watches are, a really “iconic” model is something most watch brands will never be able to convincingly claim — by its very nature the expression can be correctly appropriate to only a restricted variety of watches. I attempt to avoid even using the term, but I believe lots of watch fans will agree that Bell & Ross’ square-cased, aviation-themed watches based on the dashboard tools of older airplanes will qualify. The design is strongly associated with and suspended in aviation, but Bell & Ross has branched out into plenty of different styles or genres with all the square instance as the base. While the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver could get lost among so many different variants on the subject, taken alone it’s effective as a persuasive dive watch.
Bell & Ross takes the transparency of the skeleton watch a step further with the BR-X1 Skeleton Tourbillon Sapphire – floating a minimalist, open-worked movement inside a clear sapphire crystal case.
The brand mastered the art of cutting, and polishing the notoriously brittle material last year, launching itself into the high-dollar orbit of Richard Mille and Hublot, the foremost adepts of the sapphire watch case. That’s thanks to the fact the Bell & Ross’ parent, the Parisian fashion house Chanel, also owns one of the best case and components makers in Switzerland.
The new skeleton tourbillon is the third instalment in the Bell & Ross sapphire series that started with the half-million dollar BR-X1 Chronograph Tourbillon Sapphire, and followed by the extra-flat BR-X2 Tourbillon Micro-Rotor.
The large, 45mm case of the BR-X1 Skeleton Tourbillon Sapphire is made up of nine pieces of clear sapphire crystal, the case middle, back, top, crystal and four bumpers, held together by vertical and lateral screws. Notably, despite the complexity of its construction, the case still manages a water-resistance rating of 30m.
The transparency of the watch is undergirded by the skeletonised hand-wound BR-CAL.288, a hand-wound movement with 100-hour power reserve. Designed so the main plate and bridges form three horizontal struts, the movement has an architectural, airy feel.
The hour and minute hands sit just above the barrel, with the gear train arranged vertically and the flying tourbillon at six. Despite the modern styling of the movement, the balance wheel is traditional in detail, featuring solid gold screws for poising.
It is a variant of the BR-CAL.285 found in the preceding BR-X1 Tourbillon Chronograph, but with a different architecture to ensure a panoptic view of the tourbillion from the top, bottom and sides. Like many of Bell & Ross’ complications, it was developed by movement specialist MHC Manufacture Haute Complication.
Price and Availability
The BR-X1 Skeleton Tourbillon Sapphire (ref. BRX1-SKTB-SAPHIR) is a limited edition of just eight pieces and is priced at US$385,000 or S$535,000.