Role Re­ver­sal

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Swiss de­sign­ers Bruno Be­lamich and Car­los Rosillo launched Bell & Ross in 1992 to pay trib­ute to the avi­a­tion-in­spired in­stru­ment watches of the 1940s. And though they built a rep­u­ta­tion for big and bold time­pieces, they’ve re­cently been tai­lor­ing their aes­thetic to suit fe­male cus­tomers too. Their lat­est is called No­varosa and em­braces the pink hues of su­per­novae, the astro­nom­i­cal event that oc­curs dur­ing the last stel­lar evo­lu­tion­ary stages of a mas­sive star’s life, whose dra­matic and cat­a­strophic de­struc­tion is marked by one fi­nal ti­tanic ex­plo­sion around which there is a strik­ing pink halo. The col­lec­tion com­prises three quartz watches in the 39mm BR S steel case, which is the small­est of the brand’s square watches. Our favourite is the most pre­cious one: it costs 6,800 USD and boasts a bezel set with 66 round di­a­monds and a dial em­bel­lished with 12 round di­a­mond in­dices set within faceted cha­tons. Though you can chose to buy it with a pink ali­ga­tor strap, we’d go for the fine-knit Mi­lanese metal one, as it lends the watch a more util­i­tar­ian per­son­al­ity.

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