For Only Watch 2015, Bell & Ross is bringing a watch that would certainly not be out of place in a sunken treasure chest or on the tattooed wrist of a pirate. The Bell & Ross BR01 Skull Bronze Tourbillon prominently features a skull and cross bones design and a patina finish that evokes adventures on the high seas like few watches do.
It starts with an aged bronze finish that gives the watch a weather-worn look. Then there is the Jolly Roger flag evoked by the skull-shaped case bezel complemented by four case screws for the crossed bones.
The dial is dominated by a hand-engraved solid gold skull with a sword and dagger for the hour and minute hands at the top. Four complications, a tourbillon below the skull, a precision indicator, a regulator and a power reserve indicator, complete the dial’s design.
Bell & Ross BR01 Skull Bronze Tourbillon specifications:
- Caliber: BR-CAL.281
- Case diameter: 46mm
- Case material: Bronze CuSn8 with titanium case-back with transparent sapphire crystal
- Dial material: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
- Dial colour: Black and gold
- Power reserve: 5 days
- Water resistance: 50 meters
- Strap: Hand-distressed brown alligator leather
The watch will be presented in a box made from precious wood that evokes the treasure chests of legend. A glass dome in the centre of the lid will show off the watch without the need to open the box.
The Bell & Ross BR01 Skull Bronze Tourbillon will go on sale on November 7th at the Only Watch 2015 auction to benefit research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy by the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies.
Source : Only Watch