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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