Bell & Ross presents the new BR-X1 White Hawk collection


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Ever since it was established in 1992, Bell & Ross has always been passionate about military, especially aviation. Featuring distinctive square cases, their Instrument watches are designed to be reminiscent of instruments in an airplane cockpit. Today Bell & Ross is proud to introduce two new aviation-inspired pieces: the BR-X1 White Hawk (ref. BRX1-WHC-TI) and the BR-X1 Tourbillon White Hawk (ref. BRX1-CHTB-WHC). Unlike most of their square watches, which are inspired by military aviation, the new BR-X1 White Hawk models are influenced by civil aviation. According to Bell & Ross, the two timepieces take inspiration from the colors of private jets.

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According to Bell & Ross, the new BR-X1 White Hawk models take inspiration from the colors of private jets

 

Both the BR-X1 White Hawk and BR-X1 Tourbillon White Hawk belong to the brand’s “experimental” series of watches. The watches within this range are distinguished by the use of innovative materials and technologies. Featuring sophisticated watchmaking finishes, the latest Bell & Ross timepieces are equipped with grade 5 titanium cases that are covered with a white ceramic “belt”. The titanium is micro-blasted and ceramic is matte to avoid reflections caused by light. The white and grey of the case represent the colors of some of the most beautiful private airplanes. The cases are each equipped with two high-tech ceramic push buttons. Positioned at 2 and 4 o’clock, the push-pieces feature rubber inserts that optimize their grip and strength. At 9 o’clock there is an additional rubber push-piece. Built into the case, it enhances the activation of the chronograph’s functions. The latter are highlighted in red for optimal readability.

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The titanium cases are covered with a white ceramic “belt”

 

The Bell & Ross BR-X1 White Hawk (ref. BRX1-WHC-TI) is housed in a large 45mm grade 5 titanium case. Water resistant to 100 meters, the case features a transparent sapphire back. Underneath the front sapphire glass is a beautiful openworked dial with stainless steel indices and hands. The hour markers, as well as the hour and minutes hands are filled with luminous material. The dial displays hours, minutes, small seconds at 3 o’clock, central chronograph seconds, 30-minute chronograph counter at 9, and date and 6 o’clock. Inside the watch we have the caliber R-CAL.313. Featuring 56 jewels, this self-winding movement beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers a power reserve of approximately 42 hours. Completing the watch is a rubber and grey calfskin strap. Priced at $19700, the Bell & Ross BR-X1 White Hawk is issued as a limited edition of 250 pieces.

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Each model features a beautiful openworked dial

 

The Bell & Ross BR-X1 Tourbillon White Hawk (ref. BRX1-CHTB-WHC) is even more exclusive as it is limited to only 20 pieces. Like the BR-X1 White Hawk, the Tourbillon model also features a 45mm grade 5 titanium case. The dial here is also skeletonized, but features a different layout. In addition to the hours and minutes hands, there are 30-min and 60-second chronograph counters at 11 and 1 o’clock respectively, power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock, and magnificent flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock. The small seconds are displayed via the latter. Ticking inside the watch is the caliber BR-CAL.283 – a 3Hz hand-wound flying tourbillon with a power reserve of 96 hours. Price at a whopping $169,000, the Bell & Ross BR-X1 Tourbillon White Hawk also comes on a rubber and grey calfskin strap.

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The Tourbillon model is limited to only 20 pieces

 

 

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