Since 2014, the letter “X” has been accompanying the range of experimental watches produced by Bell & Ross when the Swiss watch brand released the BR-X1 featuring stunning and resolutely masculine design.
The technical characteristics, typical of sports models, were joined by a bold streak of creativity, characterized by the adoption of a skeleton chronograph movement inside a high-tech square case that combined titanium, ceramic and rubber.
Two years later, Bell & Ross presented the BR-X1 Tourbillon Sapphire model featuring a square case cut directly from a block of sapphire. This precious timepiece established a direct link between Haute Horlogerie and hyper-sophistication. And now, with the new BR-X2 Tourbillon Micro- Rotor, the second generation of its X Collection, Bell & Ross is adding another chapter to the BR saga.
Thanks to its revolutionary design and production methods, the BR-X2 implies wearing the movement directly on the wrist. The square BR-CAL.380 manufacture caliber, designed and developed entirely by Bell & Ross, is set between two sapphire crystal plates, joined at the sides by a narrow band of steel machined as a single piece, ensuring unrestricted visibility. This makes the case virtually invisible, and the skeleton dial does the same, showcasing the movement.
To highlight the aesthetic purity and the technical expertise, the designers of the BR-X2 have opted for both simplicity and performance. This two-hand watch displays the hours and minutes with exceptional precision thanks to a flying tourbillon that compensates for the gravitational pull of the earth.
Simplicity, yes; but also elegance and restraint, thanks to its modest dimensions (42.5 mm square) and delicacy, made possible by the extra-thin 4.05 mm movement, with automatic winding provided by a micro-rotor.
This highly exclusive watch will only be available to 99 cultivated connoisseurs.
Model: Bell and Ross BR-X2 TOURBILLON MICRO-ROTOR
Limited edition of 99 pieces
Movement: calibre BR-CAL.380. Automatic mechanical
Functions: hours and minutes. Flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock
Case: 42.5 mm in diameter. Satin-polished steel
Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Water-resistance: 50 metres
Dial: skeletonised. Metal applique Superluminova®-filled indices
Hands: Metal skeletonised Superluminova®-filled hour and minute hands
Strap: grey alligator.
Buckle: folding. Steel