BELL & ROSS

Esquire (Malaysia) - - MA­CHIN­ERY -

The Swiss-made, Paris-based com­pany is com­par­a­tively young (it was founded in 1992) but it has swiftly at­tracted an en­thu­si­as­tic fol­low­ing, of­fer­ing, as it claims, “pro­fes­sional watches for as­tro­nauts, pi­lots and Ex­plo­sive Ord­nance Dis­posal divers” (as well as, one sus­pects, men of a cer­tain age who haven’t quite given up the dream of be­com­ing any of the above). Known for its clear di­als fea­tur­ing large print num­bers, and its rugged, wa­ter­proof cases, Bell & Ross’ three main lines have re­cently been re­named In­stru­ments, Vin­tage and Ex­per­i­men­tal. Says CEO Car­los Rosillo: “The Ex­per­i­men­tal prod­uct sec­tor in­cludes our ex­ten­sive selec­tion of skele­ton chrono­graph mod­els—the BR-X1 as well as the new Tour­bil­lon Sap­phire tril­ogy, our most ex­cit­ing de­vel­op­ment of 2017. The new BR-X2 is the evo­lu­tion of the BR-X1 Tour­bil­lon Sap­phire that was launched last year and al­lowed its wearer to see the in­ner work­ings of the watch. The BR-X2 goes a step fur­ther, al­low­ing the wearer to have noth­ing but the move­ment, en­cased in two plates of sap­phire crys­tal, on the wrist. The watch is the move­ment, the move­ment is the watch…” Stylish and hugely dis­tinc­tive. bell­ross.com

1. BR V1-92 Black Steel, 38.5mm steel, black calf­skin strap

4. BR-X1 RS17, 45mm car­bone Forgé®ceramic-rub­ber, black car­bon fi­bre-rub­ber strap

2. BR V2-92 Garde Cotes, 41mm steel, black rub­ber strap

5. FBR 03-94 Aéro GT Orange, 42mm steel, black/orange calf skin strap

3. BR 03-92 Horolum, 42mm steel, grey/green calf­skin strap

6. BR 03-92 Diver, 42mm steel, black rub­ber strap

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