Bell & Ross AVIATION Collection : BR 01 CERAMIC

Bell & Ross becomes a benchmark in Haute Horlogerie and the exclusive world of professional users – both civilian and military – with watches that unequivocally respond to requirements of extreme conditions. In its continual quest for innovation and performance, Bell & Ross is always on the lookout for the latest technologies, primarily from the most advanced manufacturing or military sectors.

In 2011, stamping the seal of its creative vision onto fine watchmaking, Bell & Ross is cladding the BR 01 with an innovative and high-performing material – high-tech ceramic.

The desire to create a ceramic BR 01 forced the designers to rethink the already complex case construction. The sophisticated design of the BR 01 CERAMIC heralds this new efficient material while maintaining the BR 01 characteristics of solidity, modularity, and size. It has also pushed the model’s finish requirements even further. Just like the nose cones of rockets, the BR 01 CERAMIC comprises a steel case topped by a ceramic case, adjusted so that the two sections form a whole and reinforce each other. The ceramic optimizes the performance of the watch so that it is unscratchable, lighter and has an unalterable color.

The immaculate finishes of the BR 01 CERAMIC mark the elegance of this model that had its origins in professional usage: the removable horn shaped lugs allow perfect machining and surface finishing, the case band is perfectly flat, the radii and edges are perfectly shaped – a delight for the eyes.

Based on the principles of professional cockpit instrument readibility, the metal appliqué index stands out against the galvanic black dial. The notched hands are covered in photoluminescent coating to optimize night reading. The alligator strap further enhances the elegance of this top-of-the-line model.

This new model in the AVIATION collection clad in its ceramic uniform underlines once more the brand’s avant-garde vision. By patenting high-tech material, Bell & Ross lends its name to authentic instruments with groundbreaking properties: watches that push the limits of time.

Technical details

  • Movement : self-winding mechanical – ETA 2892
  • Functions: hours, minutes and seconds.
  • Case: 46 mm diameter. Polished black ceramic.
  • Dial: galvanic matte black. Appliqué figures and index. Hands covered with photoluminescent coating.
  • Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire
  • Water-resistance: 100 m.
  • Straps: alligator and heavy-duty canvas.

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