Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The BR 01 Turns 10!

It is hard to believe, but the Bell & Ross BR 01 is celebrating its 10th birthday.

Courtesy of Bell & Ross

This is the BR 01 10th Anniversary.

The BR 01 took its inspiration from cockpit instruments creating a timekeeper with undeniable roots in aviation.

This is a large watch, with easy to read indices and hands - and that was the point 10 years ago, just as it is the point today.

Courtesy of Bell & Ross
But this is not merely a re-do of the first BR 01, because times as well as materials have changed.  This anniversary model was conceived of Matte black ceramic with a stainless steel case back.  Measuring 46 mm in diameter, the dial is clean and precise.  Hours, minutes and seconds. 

The movement is the BR-CAL.302.  This is a self-winding mechanical movement.

Courtesy of Bell & Ross
The dial and the back of the case bear the birthday wishes.

Water resistant to 100 meters, the BR 01 10th Anniversary is secured by a black rubber strap with folding black pvd buckle.

Here are the specifics straight from Bell & Ross:

Technical specifications

Movement: BR-CAL.302. Mechanical automatic

Functions: hours, minutes, seconds

Case: 46 mm diameter. Matte black ceramic. Steel case back with the inscription "10th Anniversary" 

Dial: stamped black. Hands, indices and numerals covered with a white photoluminescent coating (Superluminova®) and "10th Anniversary" inscription

Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire

Water resistance: 100 m

Straps: black rubber and ultra-resistant synthetic canvas

Buckle: pin. Steel with black PVD* finish 

No comments:

Post a Comment