The timer is undoubtedly the crown of the complex functions of aviation instruments. It can accurately measure a short time and has become an indispensable tool for navigation. For this reason, the chronograph function has always enjoyed a special status in aviation watch expert Bell & Ross. There is no doubt that BELL & ROSS’s latest masterpiece BR-X1 is a chronograph, but it is not limited to this. Its rare skeletonized chronograph design is an outstanding movement combining high-quality watchmaking and extremely light craftsmanship. Its upper bridge (after black DLC treatment) has an ‘X’ shape, which becomes its unique logo. ‘X’ is the code name of a NASA experimental project, so this watch is named BR-X1.
BR-X1 is a collection of Bell & ROSS professional and complex watch manufacturing technology. It is an innovative and stylish watch, limited to 50 pieces.
The BR-X1’s 5-level titanium bottom cover continues the Bell & Ross tradition, with a small circular opening to show the ‘beating heart’ of the balance wheel. The dial is made of grey inorganic glass with fine metal indexes with luminous inserts, like a transparent window for admiring the unique movement. The delicate Superluminova® luminous hands are clearly legible.
The central hour and minute hands indicate time in the traditional way, while the small second hand is at 3 o’clock. The skeleton date display is located at 6 o’clock. The countdown timer in the countdown function is located at 9 o’clock. Instead of the hands, the chronograph uses an ultra-light aluminum plate like a turbine blade. The tachymeter scale on the bezel is used to calculate speed; each countdown function is delicately embellished with red. The strap is woven from a black rubber band, reminiscent of the woven canvas strap used by modern astronauts. The buckle is made of stainless steel with black molded rubber inserts, which is both strong and elegant. The buckle is fixed to the strap by a pin and two hex screws. The distinctive design of the BR-X1 combines a sporty look that combines high-tech functions with high-end watch decoration, setting off a revolution in the watch industry, and also marking a new chapter in BELL & ROSS .