Published on October 7th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Bell & Ross Unveils The 05 In Skeleton And It Is A Gold Watch
This is the BR 05 SKELETON GOLD in just 99 pieces.
There are people who love ‘gold’ watches and some others, like us who will not have a gold watch on their wrist, no matter its beauty and its value. Then there are others who feel that a gold watch is ‘tacky’ Or a little too obvious.
So, here is the next interesting fact, when do you wear a gold watch? Casually or for business? Well, there was a time when a gold watch meant success. Today, it is more a fashion statement.
Meanwhile, a gold watch for the business person needs to have a metallic strap and then the gold watch with the leather band becomes the preferred evening wear timepiece.
Today, the rules have been ignored and gold watches can come in any form to suit the wearers need. This is why Bell & Ross has released this latest time piece.
First introduced two years ago, the BR 05 is a modern watch with a masculine, square dial and steel bracelet. There are 25 different models in the collection and it is fast becoming one of Bell & Ross’ best watches. This latest version is an eye-catching accessory sure to be another big seller.
Bell & Ross reinvented the aesthetic codes of contemporary watchmaking with the launch of BR 01, a distinctive and singular watch directly inspired by on- board flight instruments. A square case, a round dial, and one screw in each of the four corners… more than an original concept, the utilitarian design of this watch revolutionized traditional watchmaking codes.
Over the years, this timeless timepiece has continued to evolve without losing its origins and strong identity. Being the ultimate reference in aeronautical watchmaking ever since, Bell & Ross launched – in 2019 – a tool watch for urban explorers, BR 05
Lovers of mechanical craftsmanship will be seduced by this exclusive edition of 99 pieces. The all-gold finish accentuates the monobloc aspect of the model. In total, 155 grams of gold make up the new BR 05 SKELETON GOLD.
The open dial features 18 ct rose gold gilded appliqué indices and forms a clear window through which the 18 ct rose gold- plated skeleton movement can be admired. The skeletonized hour and minutes hands are also gilded with 18 ct rose gold. For great legibility both at night and daytime, the white Super- Luminova® of the indexes and hands contrasts elegantly with the gold of the dial.
To highlight the sophistication of the mechanism and its functioning, the engineers at Bell & Ross have cut out the bridge and the plate in a graphic and refined style.
The BR05 SKELETON GOLD is equipped with a BR-CAL.322 mechanism, wound by a 360° 18 ct rose gold-plated oscillating weight, open-worked to showcase the movement designed by Bell & Ross with a 38-hour power reserve. The brand’s logo is metallized on the sapphire case-back.
The 40 mm geometric watch, made of surfaces and angles, ensures the bracelet can adapt seamlessly to any wrist. Equipped with a satin-finished and polished 18 ct rose gold bracelet for a true jewel of masculinity look, or a black rubber strap that will lend this timepiece a sporty edge.
Like a gold ingot with a mechanical heart, the BR 05 SKELETON GOLD is a precious gem of advanced technology.