After introducing us to their “Bell & Ross BR 05” skeletonised dial just last year, we now get to be reacquainted with a touch of blue. The previous flagship model of the line up offered a sleek and contemporary watch with a predominate “alloy-heavy” look.
But, by simply placing a blue tinted crystal this limited edition “Bell & Ross BR 05 Blue” has been able to achieve a whole other dimension that significantly sets it apart from its predecessor.
The iconic 40mm round dial within a square case is made of stainless-steel with a partial sapphire exhibition caseback, which allows to view the inner workings of the mechanical movement. Mounted to the case is a steel bezel with four exposed screws and a satin finish that matches the case, but contrastes with the polished bevels.
A particular attention to detail was given to the arch of the curve, which allows all the components to precisely align and ensure the bracelet can adapt seamlessly to any wrist. It comes equipped with a setting-crown placed between crown guards. All topped by a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. Water-resistance on this watch can last up to 100 meters (330 feet).
Time is exhibited on a skeletonised dial with a blue crystal and steel appliqué hour index markers. Underneath the blue tint of the covering sapphire we can enjoy gazing at several rotating gears and other intricate moving parts.
The “Bell & Ross” logo has been applied directly to the crystal and can be seen hovering over the upper-half of the dial. Also seen sprinkled about are the slight sparkle of a few visible purple jewels that integrate the movement. The central steel hands and hour index markers have all been fitted with a luminescent coating, for an enhanced legibility.
Bell & Ross BR 05 Skeleton Blue
The “Bell & Ross BR 05 Skeleton Blue” (Ref#: BR05A-BLU-SKST) is powered by the self-winding mechanical movement, caliber BR-CAL.322 with 25 jewels and 28,800 vph. It is originally based on the Sellite SW300-1 movement. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 38 hours, when fully wound.Mounted to the watch is either a blue rubber strap, secured by a steel pin buckle; or a steel bracelet, secured by a deployment buckle (for an additional price). This is a limited edition watch with only 500 manufactured pieces. These watches are available for preorder and are scheduled for delivery by the end of June 2020. For more up to date information visit the official Bell & Ross website here.