Bell & Ross BR 05 GMT

Bell & Ross expands their BR 05 watch series by unveiling the BR 05 GMT model.

Exclusively dedicated to modern travellers and urban entrepreneurs, the Bell & Ross BR 05 GMT is an ergonomic steel timepiece with an efficient horological engine capable of displaying two time zones. It is the first dual-time zone watch from the Swiss brand’s BR05 family.

BR05 belongs to the family of watches with an integrated bracelet. Its square steel case and a dial reflecting the brand’s architectural DNA. The bracelet fuses with the case to create a unified piece.

Its articulated links are exemplary in their flexibility, almost as much as the ribbed black rubber strap, also available. Thanks to its integrated design, robust construction, comfortable fitting, and precious finishes, the BR05 is perfectly suitable for active, urban lifestyle.

The automatic GMT movement with a 360° oscillating weight is visible through a sapphire glass case back. The dial has a subtle sunray finish and offers optimum legibility. Its black color contrasts with the large numerals, indices and hands coated in white Super-LumiNova®. This color scheme echoes the colors used for on-board flight instruments. Cockpits are dominated by black color, which prevents reflections, and white, which guarantees optimal reading.

Inspired the principles of airport signalling, the skeletonised hour and minute hands are made of metal appliques. The GMT hand can blend in perfectly with the BR 05 aesthetic and stands out here with its red arrow. White, black and red – symbolic colors of Bell & Ross – ensure perfect legibility both day and night.

While the white hands on the main dial indicate the time at the wearer’s current location, the red arrow-hand on the 24-hour graduated inner bezel shows the time in his country of origin.

The black semi-circle on the flange corresponds to the night-time hours, the grey semicircle to the daytime hours. To feature this 24h-scale and add the flange, Bell & Ross has increased the diameter of the dial and therefore the dimensions of the case. Made of 316L stainless steel, the case has a width of 41mm.

Technical details

Model: Bell and Ross BR 05 GMT

Calibre BR-CAL.325
Automatic mechanical

Hours, minutes, central seconds, second 24-hour time zone and date
Quick setting of the GMT hand, independently of the hour hand

Satin-finished and polished steel case
41 mm in width
Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Screw-down crown
Crown guard
Sapphire case-back with 360° oscillating weight
Water-resistance: 100 metres

Black sunray dial
White and black two-colour flange, with 24-hour scale
Numerals and indices coated in white Super- LumiNova®
Metal skeletonised Super-LumiNova®-filled hour and minute hands

Black rubber or satin-finished and polished steel
Buckle: folding. Satin-finished and polished steel