The mysterious ‘X’ factor is everywhere. First in the mathematical equation, it represents the unknown; second, in psychology, it is a factor for one’s success, transcendence, and breakthrough of limitations. It is also common in the aerospace industry, and most of NASA’s test programs are named ‘X’. It is also useful in the watchmaking industry: Since 2014, Bell & Ross’s experimental watch series has been named with the letter X. Now in 2017, the new BR-X2 watch conveys the innovation, creativity and high-performance value of the Bell & Ross watchmaking brand. The meaning of ‘X’ doubled …
BR-X1 was born …
In 2014, the BR-X1 watch was released. With its uncompromising masculine design, it shocked the world, marking Bell & Ross’s first successful step towards a more experimental and innovative arena. . Combining boldness with the technical features of sports watches, it features a skeleton chronograph movement and a high-tech square case made of a mixture of titanium, ceramic and rubber.
Two years later, the BR-X1 Tourbillon Sapphire tourbillon sapphire watch set off a veritable revolution — the case was cut directly from a single piece of sapphire, giving the famous square case a clear, transparent look! This precious model establishes a direct link between the two fields of “high-end watches” and “super sophisticated”. Now, with the birth of the new second-generation wristwatch X-series BR-X2 Tourbillon Micro-Rotor, Bell & Ross has added a new chapter to the BR legend.
BR-X1 Tourbillon Sapphire Tourbillon Sapphire Watch
If only three words are used to define a watch, there is no doubt that it is ‘case, movement, dial’. It’s hard to get rid of any of these elements. However, real innovation lies in questioning traditions, challenging impossible factors, and exploring entirely new paths.
BR-X2 Tourbillon Micro-Rotor
That’s exactly what Bell & Ross did when designing the new BR-X2 watch — integrating the case and the movement. When designing the case of stainless steel and sapphire, an extremely difficult high-tech material, Bruno Belamich, the creative director of the brand, came up with a utopian fantasy idea: ‘Put the case and the The movement fuses into a single component, making the case disappear, leaving only the movement visible. ‘BR-X2 was born from this.
The original design of the BR-X2-Tourbillon-Micro-Rotor is to fuse the case and the movement into one component, so that the case disappears, leaving only the movement visible. Therefore, Bell & Ross placed the CAL.380 self-made movement between two pieces of sapphire crystal glass, and the periphery was connected by a narrow strip of stainless steel processed to ensure that the view was completely unrestricted.
Innovation and Haute Horlogerie
The basic design concept of the BR-X2 watch is to wear the movement directly on the wrist. The square BR-CAL.380 self-developed movement completely developed and designed by Bell & Ross is placed in two pieces of sapphire crystal glass. The perimeter is connected by a narrow strip of stainless steel processed into a whole to ensure that the field of vision is completely unrestricted. This design makes the case disappear visually, with a skeletonized dial to reveal the movement.
BR-X2 Tourbillon Micro-rotor watch frosted polished stainless steel case, 42.5 mm diameter, hollow dial, metal-applied hour markers filled with Superluminova®, hour, minute hands, flying tourbillon, BR-CAL.380 automatic Winding movement, sapphire crystal, water resistant to 50 meters, grey alligator strap.
In order to highlight the inherent pure aesthetics and professional skills, the designers of the BR-X2 chose to combine simplicity with high performance. With a flying tourbillon that counteracts the effects of Earth’s gravity, this two-hand watch displays hours and minutes with ultra-high accuracy. Simple yet elegant and understated, this is also thanks to its medium-sized square case (42.5mm) and its exquisite ultra-thin movement (4.05mm), which is automatically wound by a micro-automatic top.
The BR-X2 Tourbillon Micro-Rotor watch is equipped with a CAL.380 homemade movement.
Totally transparent limited edition watch
BR-X2 has achieved the ultimate leap in creativity with its bold and modern design, and Bell & Ross has established itself as one of its most innovative “high-end watch” brands. A very unique watch, limited to 99 pieces, dedicated to smart eye connoisseurs, creating a unique experience for them: wearing the watch movement directly on the wrist …
BR-X2 Tourbillon Micro-Rotor