Bell & Ross R.S.20 Collection

Bell & Ross presents its Formula 1® inspired watch collection R.S.20 with four sports chronographs including an exceptional Haute Horlogerie tourbillon.

Since it was founded, Bell & Ross has been producing exceptional instrument watches for pilots, drivers and other professionals. In 2016, the brand made its first foray onto the racing tracks, by becoming an official partner of the Formula 1®, Renault DP World F1® Team.

Bell & Ross R.S.20 Collection

It has been five years since the partnership between the F1® Team and Bell & Ross came into existence. This partnership paved the way for the yearly creation of a watch collection, with the search for the extreme serving as the driving force. Since 2016, four R.S. series have been created. The fifth collection of R.S. watches has just been released and has the “Formula 1®of the future” theme. It is composed of four sports chronographs including an exceptional Haute Horlogerie tourbillon.

Bell & Ross R.S.20 Collection

These watches adopt the latest technological advances and state-of-the-art materials used in the world of racing. This year, the collection drew its inspiration from different sources. These included the F1® car for the Renault 2020 team and the R.S.2027 concept car.

The result is an outstandingly futuristic collection anchored in the present. Classic avant-garde watches. The spirit of these watches is much more focused on design and graphics than before. They maintain the brand’s main themes: Style, legibility, functionality. All are given a futuristic feel.

Bell & Ross BR V3-94 R.S.20

This chronograph is designed in a limited edition of 999 pieces. Its large, round shaped case is made from steel. It is equipped with a bidirectional rotating bezel with a 60-minute scale which can be used to measure short periods of time. The dial houses the 12 numerals present on the dials of sports watches. The typography is the same as the one used by the Renault DP World F1® Team.

Bell & Ross BR V3-94 R.S.20

The minute track is split into small black and white chequered squares which symbolise the finish line flag used in motor racing. The yellow hands display the different functions of the chronograph. The back of this model is engraved with “Formula 1® Renault DP World R.S.20”.

Bell & Ross BR V3-94 R.S.20 with stainless steel bracelet

Technical details

Model: BR V3-94 R.S.20 (Ref. BRV394-RS20)

Movement
Caliber BR-CAL.301
Automatic mechanical

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 3 o’clock and date
Chronograph: 30-minute timer at 9 o’clock, central chronograph seconds. Tachymeter scale on the flange

Case
43 mm in diameter
Satin-polished steel
Bi-directional rotating steel bezel with anodised black aluminium ring with countdown timer
Crystal: curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw-down crown
Sapphire case-back
Water-resistance: 100 metres

Dial
Matt black
Applique Super-LumiNova®-filled numerals
Metal skeletonized Super-LumiNova®-filled hour and minute hands

Strap
Black-yellow carbon-effect calfskin or satin-polished steel bracelet
Folding buckle in satin-polished steel

Bell & Ross BR 03-94 R.S.20

This chronograph, produced in a limited edition of 999 pieces, features a matt black ceramic scratch-proof case. All information provided by the chronograph function is shown in yellow. The flange houses the tachymeter, divided into two zones, each with its own colour. The chronograph minute track sits on a rhodium-plated brass ring, for optimal legibility.

Bell & Ross BR03-94 R.S.20

 

Technical details

Model: BR 03-94 R.S.20 (REF. BR0394-RS20/SRB)

Movement
Calibre BR-CAL.301
Automatic mechanical

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 3 o’clock and date
Chronograph: 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock, central chronograph seconds. Tachymeter scale on the flange

Case
42 mm in width
Matt black ceramic
Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Water-resistance: 100 metres

Strap
Perforated black rubber and ultra-resilient black synthetic fabric
Buckle: pin. Black micro-blasted steel

Dial
Matt black
Applique Super-LumiNova®-filled numerals
Metal skeletonized Super-LumiNova®-filled hour and minute hands

Bell & Ross BR-X1 R.S.20

This model features the brand’s iconic “circle within a square” case. This highly worked skeletonised chronograph is available as a limited edition of 250 pieces. It is an extremely sophisticated experimental version of the BR 03-94.

Bell & Ross BR-X1 R.S.20

Its case is made from a multi-material structure: PVD-coated titanium, ceramic and rubber. These materials are used in sports watchmaking, as well as in aeronautics and Formula 1®.

The two-material rocker pushers are reminiscent of the paddle shifters on the steering wheel. A PVD-coated steel ring turns around the bezel. The open-worked dial reveals a highly sophisticated skeletonised mechanism and its gears.

Technical details

Model: BR-X1 R.S.20 (REF. BRX1-RS20/SRB)

Movement
Calibre BR-CAL.313
Automatic mechanical
‘X’-shaped upper bridge
56 jewels, 28,800 vph
Skeleton chronograph

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 3 o’clock
Skeletonised date at 6 o’clock
Chronograph: 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock, central seconds
Tachymeter scale on the flange

Case
45 mm in width
Satin-polished titanium and ceramic with rubber inserts
Bi-directional rotating PVD bezel ring with time marker
Rocker push-buttons
Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective coating.
Case-back with opening in tinted sapphire crystal, centered on the balance wheel.
Water-resistance: 100 metres

Dial
Skeleton dial
Applique Super-LumiNova®-filled numerals
Metal skeletonized Super-LumiNova®-filled hour and minute hands

Strap
Perforated black rubber
Buckle: pin. Steel with black rubber overmoulding

Bell & Ross BR-X1 Tourbillon R.S.20

Produced in a limited edition of just 5 pieces, it is the Haute Horlogerie offering within the range. Its case is cut from titanium, a lightweight and resistant material used in Formula 1®. Protected by ceramic elements, a high-density rubber insert improves handling.

Bell & Ross BR-X1 Tourbillon R.S.20

The fixed bezel houses the minute track, and the rotating ring features a “stop-start” indication. Its large calibre is regulated by a flying tourbillon with a variable inertia balance. The barrel spring, with manual winding, provides it with a power reserve of 100 hours (hand indicator).

Bell & Ross BR-X1 Tourbillon R.S.20

The chronograph function, clearly visible on the dial side, is driven by a mono-pusher that activates a column wheel and the watch also features a 30-minute instantaneous counter.

Technical details

Model: BR-X1 Tourbillon R.S.20 (REF. BRX1-CHTB-RS20/SRB)

Movement
Calibre BR-CAL.283
Hand-wound flying tourbillon
Mono-pusher column wheel chronograph
282 components
35 jewels
21,600 vph
4-day power reserve

Functions
Hours and minutes
Chronograph: instant jump 30-minute counter at 11 o’clock, 60-second counter at 1 o’clock.
Power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock
Flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock

Case
45 mm in width
Satin-polished titanium and matt ceramic with rubber insert
Bi-directional rotating PVD bezel ring with time marker
Rocker mono-pusher
Sapphire case back with antireflective coating
Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Water-resistance: 100 metres

Dial
Skeleton dial
Metal applique Super-LumiNova®-filled indices
Metal skeletonized Super-LumiNova®-filled hour and minute hands

Strap
Perforated black rubber
Buckle: pin. Steel with black rubber overmoulding