The exclusive BR-X1 Tourbillon Skelton Sapphire crafted by Bell & Ross is limited to just 8 pieces and is the ultimate symbol of watchmaking expertise and a masterpiece in transparency.
The challenge of a skeleton movement is to remove as much material as possible while respecting the aesthetics decided by the designer. Every strength line must be calculated exactly so, so that there is just enough metal where needed.
The extreme transparency of sapphire allows the eye an unequalled opportunity to travel inside the movement and witness the ingenious interactions in all their crafted glory. This high-tech chronograph, boasts a sporty look and robust sophistication and is heralded an inspirational new line in horological excellence for the iconic marque.
Movement: Exclusive Bell & Ross manufacture mechanical movement. Diameter: 30 mm. Height: 7.96 mm. Weight: 12 g. Number of components: 177. Number of jewels: 20. Power reserve: 100 hours (more than 4 days). Tourbillon cage: off-centered at 6 oclock position to be highly visible from top, side and bottom. One rotation per minute. Balance wheel: variable inertia type, with solid gold adjusting screws. Functions: Hour and minute indications: off centered at 12 o’clock position.
Case: The case is cut out of 5 blocks of pure sapphire. Water-resistant to 3 ATM.
Dial: The dial is cut from a solid piece of Grade 5 Titanium. It is made of an annular plate with hand-polished bevels and Opalin surfaces. Being screwed on top of four pillars, it seems to float above the movement. Hours markers are hand painted in pure white Superluminova, Green Line.
Hands: Two levels hour and minute skeleton hands with inside recessed sandblasted zone and outside mirror polished beveled zones. Openings filled with pure white Superluminova, Green Line.
Crown: Grade 5 Titanium crown. Diameter 8.00 mm. B&R logo stamped on the crown head, sandblasted background and polished logo.
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