The sky is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. These two complementary spaces have been part of Bell & Ross’ DNA right from the start, a source of inspiration and creativity for the house. Bell & Ross, since its inception, have borrowed technicality and functionality from the world of aeronautics to create time instruments referencing onboard instruments. Today, the new BR 05 GMT Sky Blue with its exclusive blue-tinted dial celebrates a coming-together of the azure sky and the blue planet. A celestial and inspiring colour, natural as much as symbolic, contemporary with millennial roots, blue has a special significance because it is everywhere.
A dual inspiration for a dual functionality
Both aerial and urban, for the traveller and the city dweller, sporty and chic: the BR 05 GMT Sky Blue is all about duality. What could be more normal for a “dual time” watch? Rather than accepting compromises, Bell & Ross has made the resolute choice of a certain art of synthesis. This is a fundamental principle for the brand, one of whose aesthetic signatures is the “round within the square”, as if to prove that opposites can be complementary. The new BR 05 GMT Sky Blue is dedicated to experienced travellers as well as city dwellers who dream of far-away horizons.
The Bell & Ross BR 05 GMT fully assumes its international vocation. Designed for travelling, it offers contemporary globetrotters a clear and simple display of a second time zone thanks to a fourth hand. For perfect readability, this hand with a large white arrow-shaped tip instantly indicates the time of the country of origin thanks to a 24-hour graduated inner bezel. This flange is enhanced by a two-tone treatment, sky blue and silver, satin-brushed and rhodium-plated, making it possible to immediately tell the difference between the hours of day and those of the night.
Optimal readability at day and night
Like all Bell & Ross watches, the BR 05 GMT Sky Blue is not just a question of style, it also draws its effectiveness from Bell & Ross’ experience in designing and producing instruments for professionals. It also benefits from the expertise of luminescence thanks to the Super-LumiNova®-coated hands. The rhodium-plated baton-shaped indexes are also coated with this material which restores light in the dark. Another noteworthy feature, the date, appears in a rectangular window at 3 o’clock, surrounded by metal.
To fully carry out its missions, the Bell & Ross BR 05 GMT Blue Sky features a self-winding mechanical movement of proven efficiency: the Sellita movement, BR-CAL.325 calibre. Enthusiasts of watchmaking mechanics will take advantage of the sapphire caseback to observe, as though through a porthole, the specific finishes and the 360° rotations of the oscillating weight. To guarantee water resistance up to 100 metres, the crown is screwed in, making the watch perfectly versatile for daily use, both at the office or on holidays.
A duality of attachments
Embracing a dual inspiration, the Bell & Ross BR 05 GMT Sky Blue offers two types of attachment. The first is a stainless-steel bracelet, which fits perfectly into the 41 mm wide case. Its satin finishes and the ergonomics of its articulated links not only make it very comfortable but also contribute to making this watch a piece of contemporary design. The second is a blue rubber strap, perfectly matching the tint of the watch, reinforcing its bluish tone. More than just an accessory, this very distinctive and specific strap is also a style element. It has a steel folding clasp for added comfort and security for first-class travel.
Bell & Ross BR 05 GMT Sky Blue Technical Specifications
- Hours, minutes, central seconds, date and second 24-hour time zone.
- Quick setting of the GMT hand, independently of the hour hand.
- Calibre BR-CAL.325.
- Automatic mechanical.
- 41 mm wide.
- Satin-polished steel.
- Satin-finished rhodium-plated and blue two-colour flange, with 24-hour scale.
- Screw-down crown.
- Crown guard.
- Sapphire case-back with 360° oscillating weight.
- Water-resistance: 100 metres.
- Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective coating.
- Blue sunray.
- Numerals and indices coated in white SuperLumiNova®.
- Metal skeletonised Super-LumiNova®-filled hour and minute hands.
- Blue rubber or satin-polished steel.
- Satin-polished steel