Here’s a look at the impressive new BR-X1 Tourbillon Sapphire that Bell & Ross announced earlier this year. Only five of these watches will be made. This watch uses a nine-piece case construction (all sapphire), and is fitted with a killer looking bi-materials strap (rubber with an inlaid Kevlar weave).
In line with advancing technology, 100% sapphire cases continue to permeate the high-end watchmaking world. With this watch Bell & Ross watch joins a prestigious and exclusive club of high dollar “sapphire case” watch makers: Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon Technique Sapphire, Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire, Richard Mille’s $2,000,000 RM56-02 sapphire, MB&F Sapphire Vision and HM2 sapphire, H. Moser’s sapphire unique piece on 3D printed strap, 4N’s Sapphire Planet, Hysek and others. Check it out!
Bell & Ross BR-X1 Tourbillon Sapphire
Limited edition 5 pieces
45mm sapphire crystal case, tourbillon, monpusher chronograph, fitted on a translucent rubber strap with integrated metallic Kevlar weaving
The BR-X1 Chronograph Tourbillon Sapphire case is comprised of nine precision cut pieces of sapphire crystal which are screwed together to form the characteristic Bell & Ross square case design.
The single crown controls the start, stop and reset functions. The 30-minute and 60-second counters are positioned at 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock respectively.
The the flying tourbillon cage is sculpted with the “&” symbol of the Bell & Ross logo, and highly polished.