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Among the new of­fer­ings from Bell & Ross was the BR-X2 Tourbillon Mi­cro-ro­tor, whose fly­ing tourbillon is dis­played at 6 o’clock. e Mi­cro-ro­tor is vis­i­ble through the case­back. e watch con­tains Cal­iber BR-CAL.380. e case is satin-fin­ished steel and 42.5 mm in di­am­e­ter. It is wa­ter re­sis­tant to 50 me­ters. e dial is skele­tonized and fea­tures Su­per-lu­mi­nova-filled in­dexes and hands. e strap is gray al­li­ga­tor and has a fold­ing clasp. Price: $64,900.

Bell & Ross also in­tro­duced new chrono­graphs hon­or­ing its year-old part­ner­ship with the Re­nault Sport For­mula One Team. e one shown here, a lim­ited edition of 250 pieces, is the BR-X1 RS17. Its bright col­ors were in­spired by F1 steer­ing wheels. e chrono­graph push­ers, chrono sec­onds hand and a slim rim around the watch dial are in Re­nault’s sig­na­ture yel­low. e move­ment is the self-wind­ing Cal­iber BR-CAL.313. Both it and the dial are skele­tonized. Run­ning sec­onds is dis­played at 3 o’clock and a 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock. e case is made of forged car­bon and is 45 mm in di­am­e­ter and wa­ter re­sis­tant to 100 me­ters. e crys­tal is gray sap­phire. Price: $24,200.

e com­pany has up­dated its Vin­tage col­lec­tion of pi­lots’watch-in­spired mod­els by mak­ing the cases smaller in both di­am­e­ter and thick­ness, adding to the sec­onds hand a coun­ter­weight that looks like a styl­ized plane pro­file, and chang­ing the shape of the hands so that they now re­sem­ble the shape of needles on cock­pit in­stru­ments. e Vin­tage model BR V1-92 Black Steel is an au­to­matic pow­ered by Cal­iber BR-CAL.302. e case is 38.5 mm in di­am­e­ter and wa­ter re­sis­tant to 100 me­ters. e steel has a satin fin­ish. e crys­tal is made of sap­phire and is highly domed. e dial is matte; the mark­ers, nu­mer­als and hands are coated with Su­per-lu­mi­nova. Price: $1,990.

Bell & Ross BR-X1 RS17

Bell & Ross BR-X2 Tourbillon Mi­cro-ro­tor

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