For its 8th edition, the biennial auction of unique timepieces sold for the benefit of research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy will take place on Saturday 9 November 2019, in Geneva. This year again, Christie’s is the auctioneer of choice under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. Bell & Ross supports the Only Watch project with this exclusive watch, the BR05 SKELETON GOLD BLUE.
Luc Pettavino, founder of the charity event, comment: “I am grateful to all the watchmaking groups and independent brands participating in this 2019 ONLY WATCH edition demonstrating dedication and heart through their creativity and craftmanship for this year’s auction which promises to be, once again, record-breaking”.
Among the 52 watch manufacturers, Bell & Ross supports the Only Watch project and its incredible fundraising efforts in the fight against this disease. The Brand’s commitment to help has resulted in the design of this exclusive watch, the BR05 SKELETON GOLD BLUE.
On the occasion of the latest launch of its new icon – the BR05, the choice to design a special one-off BR05 timepiece came naturally for Bell & Ross. Faithful to the brand’s watchwords of legibility, functionality, reliability and precision, this new model boasts a resolutely urban look and feel.
The BR05 SKELETON GOLD BLUE belongs to the family of watches with an integrated case: the bracelet fuses with the case to create a unified piece.
The satin-polished 18 carat rose gold case contrasts perfectly with the blue skeleton dial. Made from blue-tinted sapphire crystal, and featuring rose gold appliqué indices, the dial forms a clear window through which the skeleton movement can be admired. The faceted, Superluminova®-filled hands and appliqué indices offer perfect legibility.
The BR05 SKELETON GOLD BLUE is equipped with a BR-CAL.322 mechanism, wound by a 360° oscillating weight, open-worked to showcase the movement designed by Bell & Ross. The back of the watch features a special engraving for ONLY WATCH as well as a golden metallization on the sapphire case-back.
The exclusive model adorns a ribbed blue rubber strap.
Ahead of the auction, a roadshow is planned from 25 September to 9 November in 10 cities across the world to introduce the unique collection to the public. The tour will start during the Monaco Yacht Show.
The 50 one-of-a-kind luxury timepieces will be auctioned at the Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues at 2pm (UTC+1), and all proceeds will be donated to Monaco’s L’Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies.
BELL & ROSS BR05 SKELETON GOLD BLUE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
- calibre BR-CAL.322.
- Automatic mechanical.
sapphire with anti-reflective coating.
- hours, minutes and seconds.
- Water-resistance: 100 metres.
- 40 mm in diameter.
- Satin-polished 18 k rose gold.
- Sapphire caseback.
- blue rubber.
- blue skeleton.
- Rose gold applique indices coated in Super-LumiNova®.
- folding. 18 k rose gold.