The new Carbon Orange version from the newly released Bell & Ross BR-X5 series features a multi-layer construction with innovative materials like carbon and titanium.
Two carbon fibre plates are surrounded by the DLC titanium monobloc container housing the movement and integrating the shoulders of the crown. This design in five successive elements has made it possible to separate the support and protective elements.
Beating inside, the BR-CAL.323 calibre was born from a partnership between Bell & Ross and Swiss movement specilaist Kenissi. This automatic movement is equipped with a personalised oscillating weight inspired by a sports car rim, a rapid date correction device and a variable-inertia balance wheel.
Beating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz), it offers a 70-hour power reserve. It is a “Chronometer” movement certified by COSC. A large smoked-glass sapphire crystal caseback reveals the movement finishing.
The entire 41 mm wide case is airtight by four screws. The light weight materials, like carbon and titanium, emphasise the high-tech aspects and the high degree of comfort for the wearer.
The equally comfortable orange rubber strap with a DLC steel folding clasp is attached to two links independent from the case to ensure perfect ergonomics.
Like the earlier models in steel, the latest BR-X5 Carbon Orange brings together two functions that are particularly useful in everyday life: an oversized vertical date and the power reserve indicator. This double display, which is as legible as it is distinctive, gives the BR 05 family a unique look while making it instantly recognizable when on the wrist.
Model: Bell & Ross BR-X5 Carbon Orange
Manufacture automatic movement
Power reserve: 72 hours
Hours, minutes and seconds
Date window at 3 o’clock
Power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock
41 mm wide
12.80 mm thick
Container in Grade 2 microblasted titanium with DLC finish
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Upper and lower inserts in matt carbon fibre
Fixed bezel in Grade 2 microblasted titanium with bezel insert in matt carbon fibre Screw-down crown and crown guard in Grade 2 titanium
Case-back in Grade 2 microblasted titanium with smoked grey sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Case-back with oscillating weight
Water-resistance: 100 metres
Matt black dial
Applique indices filled with Super-LumiNova®
Metal skeletonised Super-LumiNova®-filled hour and minute hands
Black flange with 60-minute scale with white marking
Orange rubber strap
Buckle: Folding buckle in steel with DLC finish