(April 7, 2017, Shanghai) On April 6, 2017, the Renault Sport Formula One Team held a VIP reception at the Shanghai Benson Super Running Club to celebrate the upcoming The opening F1 Heineken China Grand Prix.
In order to witness the Renault chariot’s entry into the Formula 1 Heineken Chinese Grand Prix, Renault’s official timing partner Bell & Ross brings the new BR-X1 RS17 skeleton chronograph. Ms. Zhu Xuanhua, General Manager of Bell & Ross North Asia, attended the event and personally put on the BR-X1 RS17 chronograph watch with Bell & Ross’s name and serial number, which was customized by Bell & Ross for Jolyon Palmer and Nico Hulkenberg. And I wish the team good results in the following races.
From left to right: Renault driver Jolyon Palmer, Bellex North Asia general manager Zhu Xuanhua, Renault driver Nico Hulkenberg
The F1 China Grand Prix has settled in the Shanghai International Circuit since 2004, marking the F1 race entering China. It is now the 13th year and is one of the most influential events in Asia.
Since the establishment of the world-renowned luxury watch brand Bellace, it has been committed to manufacturing professional flying timepieces, and it has never broken the limit. The brand also continues to explore other professional fields. For the first time, it entered the cutting-edge Formula 1 field in February 2016. It entered the racing country again in 2017 and became the official watch partner of the Renault Formula One team. After the successful cooperation with Renault, the two sides cooperated for the second time. At the same time, Bell & Ross launched the RS17 series to witness the determination to challenge the limit. The design of this cutting-edge timepiece series is inspired by Formula 1. It is inspired by the new steering wheel of the Renault R.S.17 and combines advanced technology and innovative materials in the racing world. The BR-X1 RS17 skeleton chronograph that debuted this time is the first time to meet the Chinese public after the Basel Watch Show at the end of March.
The ‘steering wheel’ worn on the wrist
The newly exposed BR-X1 RS17 skeleton chronograph is the pinnacle of the Bell & Ross iconic BR 03, which has all the necessary elements for a racer-specific chronograph: the case is Carbone Forgé® is made of forged carbon with impeccable water resistance and impeccable quality. The hollow-out mechanism is extremely sophisticated, and you can admire the gears through the gray sapphire crystal. The ‘Joystick’ button is used to activate the countdown function to ensure excellent accuracy. The button is made of high-tech ceramics, and the top is covered with yellow rubber for enhanced grip. The bezel has a speedometer scale, a measuring unit designed to calculate racing speed. Finally, the dial flange is divided into a number of periods, each with a corresponding color. This color-coded design makes timing periods easier to read. The chronograph hands are yellow, the date is red, the chronograph second hand is green, and the hour hand is white. The hour hand is coated with luminous material, ensuring excellent readability, day or night. The strap is designed with rubber and carbon fiber, highlighting the sporty style.
The alliance with Renault Formula One has provided Bell & Ross with a strong impetus and a steady stream of inspiration. Carlos-A. Rosillo, CEO of Bell & Ross, said: ‘This series of limited edition watches demonstrate the same philosophy of the team and Bell & Ross brand for mechanical engineering, precision performance and extreme speed. Learn from many inspirations and design techniques, and at the same time provide strong timing support for the team. ‘
Ms. Zhu Xuanhua, General Manager of Bell & Ross North Asia, also expressed her confidence in the two drivers-Jolyon Palmer and Nico Hulkenberg: ‘Bell & Ross Bell & Ross has always been committed to creating the highest quality timepieces for professionals, and continues to use the highest passion Challenge yourself and bring extraordinary watches to everyone. I believe that the BR-X1 RS17 skeleton chronograph will help two outstanding drivers to win outstanding results for the team in the race. ‘
As a timing tool specially designed for racing drivers, Bell & Ross’ new RS17 series watch is a collection of cutting-edge racing technology, mechanical technology and advanced materials. It is extraordinary and reflects the brand’s passion and dedication!