Bell & Ross: BR X1 Chronograph Tourbillon Sapphire21 December 2016
Revolutionary in design and inspired by aeronautical flight instruments, Bell & Ross presents the new BR-X1 CHRONOGRAPH TOURBILLON SAPPHIRE limited to only 5 pieces.
Through a transparent exterior, the BR-X1 CHRONOGRAPH TOURBILLON SAPPHIRE reveals its fascinating secrets: it is built around a Flying Tourbillon master grand complication and Bell & Ross has added an ultra elegant mono-pusher chronograph.
The chronograph complication is visible and provides a privileged window into its many intricacies. Even the casual observer can admire the column wheel under the dial at 12 o’clock, the semi instantaneous jumping hand, and the power reserve indicator of 100 hours at 9 o’clock. Masculine through and through, the main plate and pillars have been machined from a single block of metal.
The perfectly executed skeletonizing of the movement, in a stunningly contemporary style and finish, allows the exceptional mechanics of this “horological turbine” to be observed when starting, stopping and resetting. True aficionados will appreciate the extreme sophistication of the BR-X1 CHRONOGRAPH TOURBILLON SAPPHIRE with its 30-minute counter at 10 o’clock and 60-second counter at 2 o’clock for the chronograph functions. These are engaged by the mono-pusher rocker –positioned at 2 o’clock– which controls the Start, Stop and Reset functions.