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Bell & Ross BR 05 Skeleton Golden

Bell & Ross presents the latest BR 05 Skeleton. This new timepiece updates its look with the golden hue of the dial

An Integrated Case

The 40 mm diameter steel case features the iconic “round within the square” design. The flat sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment is held by the satin-brushed steel bezel, which is fixed by four polished steel slotted screws. This ensures water resistance up to 100 metres. The case middle, discreetly underlined by two polished 45° bevels, is satin-brushed on both sides. The caseback is fitted with an anti-reflective sapphire crystal allowing the rear of the movement to be seen, with a particular emphasis on the 360° oscillating weight. This is a fine example of craftsmanship and design, since the whole timepiece does not exceed 5.45 mm in thickness.

A Transparent Dial

The reinforcement of the galvanised golden flange, diffuses an amber light, with honey reflections creating a voluptuous impression. To maximise the readability, the large numerals, household feature of Bell & Ross watches, give way to baton-shaped applique golden indexes. The skeletonised baton-shaped hands are coated with Grade X1 White 10 Super-LumiNova®, a substance with green luminescent emissions.

Thanks to its translucent dial, this watch willingly reveals its mechanical mysteries. But it chooses to do so in a subtle way.

BR 05 Skeleton Golden

BR 05 Skeleton Golden © Bell & Ross

A Skeleton Movement

The centre of attention is the movement which appears transparently and through contrasting effects, under the coloured surface of the dial, which acts as a filter in photography... A watch mechanism that brings the timepiece to life.

In line with the creative signature of Bell & Ross, the plate and the upper bridge of this movement, built in micro-blasted ruthenium, benefited from high precision work respecting an architectural and visionary plan. This original and modernist skeleton design voluntarily departs from Baroque decorative effects in favour of a linear and geometric approach.

“We started from a good movement to create a beautiful movement”, states Bruno Belamich, co-founder and Creative Director of Bell & Ross, detailing the finishes of the self-winding Swiss Made calibre BR-CAL.322. 

BR 05 Skeleton Golden

BR 05 Skeleton Golden © Bell & Ross

Two Bracelets Available

The work of integrating the central link of the bracelet into the case is an additional indication of the level of technicality of this watch, as well as of its stylistic roots. “The integration of the bracelet into the case is carried out according to the brand’s codes while at the same time bringing another dimension to the watch: the first link is part of the case. This type of design has been a reference since the 1970s and when we transpose it to Bell & Ross, we obtain a result that is both obvious and ergonomic”, says Bruno Belamich. The structure of this attachment system allows the BR 05 Skeleton Golden to be presented either with a steel bracelet - the finishes of which are in direct harmony with the alternating polished and satin-brushed surfaces of the case, and fitted with a folding clasp - or with a rubber strap whose amber colour blends with the golden hue of the dial. In all its combinations, the BR 05 Skeleton Golden relies on homogeneity and consistency.

BR 05 Skeleton Golden

BR 05 Skeleton Golden © Bell & Ross

Urban Chic

With this specific skeletonised movement, the BR 05 Skeleton Golden is aimed at fine watchmaking enthusiasts. Aesthetes attentive to design and to detail. They appreciate a form of pure beauty without any artifice. Intrinsically technical, as are all the watchmaking instruments developed by Bell & Ross, the BR 05 Skeleton Golden boasts a minimalist elegance to fit into the day-to-day of a modern lifestyle. 

With this new BR 05 SKELETON, the House once again goes beyond the horological reinterpretation of technical instruments inspired by the world of aeronautics. With its proportions and its distinctive and contemporary lines, the BR 05 collection offers a new reading of the complex equation between technique and aesthetics. This new timepiece is available in a limited edition of 500 pieces.



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