Bell & Ross has announced the launch of their new BR-X1 Military, a lightweight, hard-wearing, ergonomic and ultra-modern chronograph that is both stylish and robust. It is limited to just 250 pieces and is designed for those who love extreme chronographs.
A high-resistance matte khaki titanium case surrounds the ultra-luminous green display or the new Bell & Ross BR-X1 Military. This is a high-end chronograph that has an aesthetic that brings to mind images of stealth fighters that the brand’s fighter pilot-fans are assigned to.
The Bell & Ross BR-X1 Military features high strength, low density and corrosion resistance, highlighting the increasing importance of titanium alloys in engineering applications – in aerospace, automotive, marine, nuclear and biomedical industries. However, in high-end watches, titanium typically has a poor resistance to wear with watches cased in it becoming scratch magnets due to their poor resistance to abrasion and erosion conditions. The new Bell & Ross BR-X1 Military features their high resistance titanium (HRT) case which is resistant to the kind of wear that would affect other watches that bear similar materials.
They have achieved this through a process called ball burnishing, a super-finishing technique that produces a fine surface finish. This minimises the wear rate and friction coefficient of the watch case, making it the perfect chronograph for people in the military who require something robust.
The BR-X1 Military is both full armoured and sophisticated with hardwearing features and a luxurious appeal. This elegance exudes from Bell & Ross’ exceptional skeletonisation, making for a lightweight yet resilient movement with a black DLC coated X-shaped upper bridge. This is, of course, a signature of both the Bell & Ross Experimental and BR-X lines.
This is complemented by the tinted sapphire crystal dial that offers an almost unobstructed view of its exquisite automatic calibre BR-CAL.313 with industrial styled bridges, plates and gear work. The most-attention-grabbing features though is the faceted hands that are filled with SuperLuminova to ensure optimal legibility during the say and provide owners with a luminescent light show at night.