Bell & Ross BR-X1 Skeleton Chronograph pic courtesy of Bell & Ross Bell & Ross BR-X1 Skeleton Chronograph pic courtesy of Bell & Ross
Bell & Ross have become more experimental with their watches over the years. They recently released the very cool BR-X1 Skeleton Chronograph.
This watch has a 45 mm case made out of titanium and ceramic with rubber inserts. The dial is grey-tinted mineral glass, with metal skeleton hands white SuperLuminova. It has appliqué metal indices with SuperLuminova inserts.
The movement is Swiss Bell & Ross automatic with a Dubois Depraz base that’s partially skeletonized with functions including: hours, minutes and small seconds. Skeleton date at 6 o’clock. Chronograph with 60-second and 30-minute timers.
It has an AR-coated sapphire crystal, a tinted sapphire opening on the caseback, and it is water resistant to 100 meters. The case has toggle push-buttons and is fitted on a woven black rubber strap with a steel black PVD buckle.
I love how machined, deconstructed an innovative this watch is. At the end of the day it’s made out of titanium an ceramic and doesn’t have a complete in house movement which doesn’t warrant a $19,500 price tag in my opinion.