Not long ago, we published the press release of the high-end Bell&Ross BR X2 Skeleton Tourbillon Micro-Rotor – a powerful exercise of modern horology. We were impressed and happy to see that, the brand tries, and, in our opinion, succeeds to exceed certain levels. Like the one imposed in the past by the BR03-92: a Sellita based pilots’ watch. Now, the brand comes again with a novelty, this time with a military graded piece – the BR-X1 Military. Bellow, the integral press release.
Bell&Ross BR-X1 Military
Bell & Ross has unveiled its new BR-X1 Military, a high-end chronograph with an aesthetic designed to mimic stealth fighter planes, with a matte khaki high resistance titanium (HRT) case
and ultra-luminous green display.
Always at the cutting edge of technical advances, particularly innovation, with its roots in the military and aerospace industries, Bell & Ross has used a lightweight and ultra-resilient material for its BR-X1 hypersonic: High Resistance Titanium (HRT). This material is obtained using a new process which alters the titanium, making it even more hard-wearing and giving it this signature khaki.
With its luxury sporty look, the BR-X1 Military is a cutting-edge watch, fully armoured and sophisticated. This skeleton chronograph, driven by an exceptional movement, is lightweight yet resilient.
The X-shaped upper bridge features a black DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coating, the signature of the Bell & Ross Experimental line. The circular opening on the High Resistance Titanium (HRT)
case back allows the beating heart of the balance to be admired.
Made from tinted sapphire crystal, the dial offers a fully transparent window onto this rare movement. Filled with SuperLuminova®C3, the faceted hands and applique indexes ensure optimal legibility during the day and at night.
The central hour and minute hands are read traditionally, while the small second hand is positioned at 3 o’clock. The skeleton date dial is positioned at 6 o’clock. Instead of a hand, the minute timer on the chronograph function features an ultra-light aluminium disc resembling the blades of a turbine. Essential for calculating speeds, the tachymeter scale appears on the khaki flange. The model is equipped with a new perforated rubber strap for enhanced comfort.
Lightweight, hard-wearing, ergonomic and ultra-modern, the BR-X1 Military, available in a limited edition of 250 pieces, will delight fans of instruments designed for extremes.
Bell&Ross BR-X1 Military Technical specifications and Price
Movement: calibre BR-CAL.313. Automatic mechanical. ‘X’-shaped upper bridge. 56 jewels, 28,800 vph. Skeleton chronograph.
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds at 3 o’clock. Skeletonized date at 6 o’clock. Chronograph: 30-min timer at 9 o’clock, central chronograph seconds.
Case: 45 mm in diameter. HRT (khaki High-Resistance Titanium) and black ceramic with rubber inserts. Rocker push-buttons.
Case-back with an opening in tinted sapphire crystal, centred on the balance.
Dial: skeletonized. Metal applique Superluminova® C3-filled indices. Metal skeletonized Superluminova® C3-filled hour and minute hands.
Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective coating.
Water-resistance: 100 metres.
Strap: perforated black rubber.
Buckle: pin. Black PVD coated steel.