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BELL & ROSS

THE BR X2 TOURBILLON- EXEMPLIFYING THE X FACTOR


The BR X2 tourbillon adds to the range of experimental watches produced by Bell & Ross, adding another chapter to the BR saga.

We have all heard of the X Factor. It is the special factor that distinguishes a piece apart from others. “X” is used to designate NASA’s most experimental projects. It also has a place in watchmaking! Since 2014, the letter “X” has been accompanying the range of experimental watches produced by Bell & Ross, the latest of which is the BR X2 tourbillon.

This is an ingenious watch. It uses the case and movement into a single component to make the case disappear, leaving only the movement visible. The case has been made from steel and sapphire and put very simply, the concept implies wearing the movement directly on the wrist! The delicacy of the watch is also quite evident. It has been made possible by the extra-thin 4.05 mm movement.

The square BR-CAL.380 manufacture calibre, designed and developed entirely by Bell & Ross, is set between two sapphire crystal plates, joined at the sides by a narrow band of steel machined as a single piece, ensuring unrestricted visibility. This makes the case virtually invisible, and the skeleton dial does the same, showcasing the movement.

The watch is bold and has a very modern design. The BR-X2 tourbillon indeed pushes the very limits of creativity. At 42.5 mm, the square case is sleek and indeed hides such innovation! The watch is bound to be a limited edition. After all, the concept and the workmanship it demands is special! This highly exclusive watch is available in a limited edition of 99 pieces.

With the BR-X2 tourbillon, Bell & Ross positions itself once again as one of the most innovative Haute Horlogerie brands. Yes, it’s another feather in the cap!