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Since 2014, the let­ter “X” has been ac­com­pa­ny­ing the range of ex­per­i­men­tal watches pro­duced by Bell & Ross.

SHROUDED IN MYS­TERY, THE X FAC­TOR IS EV­ERY­WHERE. IN THE AERO­SPACE IN­DUS­TRY, “X” IS USED TO DES­IG­NATE NASA’S MOST EX­PER­I­MEN­TAL PROJECTS. AND IT ALSO HAS A PLACE IN WATCH­MAK­ING: SINCE 2014, THE LET­TER “X” HAS BEEN AC­COM­PA­NY­ING THE RANGE OF EX­PER­I­MEN­TAL WATCHES PRO­DUCED BY BELL & ROSS.

In 2014, the re­lease of the BR-X1, with its stun­ning and res­o­lutely mas­cu­line de­sign, marked Bell & Ross’ first ad­vances into a more ex­per­i­men­tal and in­no­va­tive arena. The tech­ni­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics, typ­i­cal of sports mod­els, were joined by a bold streak of cre­ativ­ity, char­ac­ter­ized by the adop­tion of a skele­ton chrono­graph move­ment in­side a high­tech square case that com­bined ti­ta­nium, ce­ramic and rub­ber.

Two years later, the BRX1 Tour­bil­lon Sap­phire would spark a ver­i­ta­ble rev­o­lu­tion, as it gave com­plete trans­parency to the fa­mous square case, which was cut di­rectly from a block of sap­phire! This pre­cious time­piece es­tab­lished a di­rect link be­tween Haute Hor­logerie and hy­per-so­phis­ti­ca­tion. And now, with the new BR-X2 Tour­bil­lon Mi­cro Ro­tor, the sec­ond gen­er­a­tion of its X Col­lec­tion, Bell & Ross is adding an­other chap­ter to the BR saga.

Given just three words to de­fine a watch, they would un­doubt­edly be “case, move­ment, dial”. If would be dif­fi­cult, if not im­pos­si­ble, to miss out any one of these el­e­ments. How­ever, true in­no­va­tion lies in ques­tion­ing cer­tain­ties and ex­plor­ing brand new paths.

This is ex­actly what Bell & Ross did when de­sign­ing its new BRX2, where the case and move­ment form a sin­gle el­e­ment. How? When de­sign­ing a case from steel and sap­phire (a highly tech­ni­cal ma­te­rial which is ex­ceed­ingly dif­fi­cult to work with), Bruno Be­lamich, the brand’s cre­ative di­rec­tor, came up with a utopian idea: “Fus­ing the case and move­ment into a sin­gle com­po­nent to make the case dis­ap­pear, leav­ing only the move­ment vis­i­ble.”

In con­crete terms, the de­sign of the BR-X2 im­plies wear­ing the move­ment

“In con­crete terms, the de­sign of the BR-X2 im­plies wear­ing the move­ment di­rectly on the wrist.”

di­rectly on the wrist. The square BRCAL.380 man­u­fac­ture cal­iber, de­signed and de­vel­oped en­tirely by Bell & Ross, is set be­tween two sap­phire crys­tal plates, joined at the sides by a nar­row band of steel ma­chined as a sin­gle piece, en­sur­ing un­re­stricted vis­i­bil­ity. This makes the case vir­tu­ally in­vis­i­ble, and the skele­ton dial does the same, show­cas­ing the move­ment.

To high­light the aes­thetic pu­rity and the tech­ni­cal ex­per­tise, the de­sign­ers of the BR-X2 have opted for both sim­plic­ity and per­for­mance. This two-hand watch dis­plays the hours and min­utes with ex­cep­tional pre­ci­sion thanks to a fly­ing tour­bil­lon that com­pen­sates for the grav­i­ta­tional pull of the earth.

Sim­plic­ity, yes; but also el­e­gance and re­straint, thanks to its mod­est di­men­sions (42.5 mm square) and del­i­cacy, made pos­si­ble by the ex­tra-thin 4.05 mm move­ment, with au­to­matic wind­ing pro­vided by a mi­cro-ro­tor.

With the bold, modern de­sign of the BRX2 that pushes the very lim­its of cre­ativ­ity, Bell & Ross po­si­tions itself, once again, as one of the most in­no­va­tive Haute Hor­logerie brands. This highly ex­clu­sive watch, will only be avail­able to 99 cul­ti­vated con­nois­seurs, of­fer­ing them the unique ex­pe­ri­ence of wear­ing a watch move­ment on their wrist.

Bell & Ross BR-X2 Mi­cro

Ro­tor Tour­bil­lon

BR-X2 Tour­bil­lon Mi­cro Ro­tor is the sec­ond gen­er­a­tion of its X Col­lec­tion

This highly ex­clu­sive watch will only be avail­able to 99 cul­ti­vated

con­nois­seurs

The square BR-CAL.380 man­u­fac­ture

cal­iber is de­signed and

de­vel­oped en­tirely by Bell

& Ross

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