|Quick specs Bell & Ross BR-X1 Tourbillon Sapphire
Price: $ 500,000 | approx. € 460.000 | approx. £ 392,000
Size: 45 mm
The Bell & Ross BR-X1 Tourbillon Sapphire shows you everything possible of the watch as its case is fully transparent. The 45-millimeter case is cut out of nine blocks of sapphire: middle piece, back, top, crystal and four bumpers, assembled with screws. This makes it solid and probably very expensive as it is a very intensive process to create. It’s not the first see-through watch on the market but the first for Bell & Ross.
The hand-wound flying tourbillon (caliber BR-CAL.285) beats at 21,600 vph and offers a power-reserve of four days. Around 70 hours when you activate the mono-pusher column wheel chronograph a lot.
The Bell & Ross BR-X1 Tourbillon Sapphire is limited to 5 pieces only
Of course, the dial is skeletonized to provide a perfect view of the movement. The 30-minutes timer of the chronograph is at 11 o’clock, the 60-seconds timer at 1 o’clock and there is a power-reserve indicator at 9 o’clock. The flying tourbillon is at 6 o’clock.
To ensure its transparent looks the strap is made from translucent rubber with a metallic Kevlar weaving. A perfect match.
The Bell & Ross BR-X1 Tourbillon Sapphire will become a collector’s item as it is limited to 5 pieces. And don’t worry about the vulnerability, sapphire is the second hardest material on earth, after diamonds. Below the specs you can watch a video to see how the Bell & Ross BR-X1 Tourbillon Sapphire is made.
technical data Bell & Ross BR-X1 Tourbillon Sapphire
Bell & Ross BR-CAL.285 (MHC base) | Hand-wound | Frequency: 21,600 vph (3 Hz) | Jewels: 35 | Parts: 282 | Flying tourbillon | Hours, minutes, mono-pusher column-wheel chronograph, power-reserve indicator | Power-reserve: 4 days
|Case & dial:
45 mm | Sapphire | Skeleton dial | Metal appliqué indices with super-luminova inserts | Metal skeleton super-luminova-filled hours and minutes hands | 30-min timer at 11 o’clock, chronograph 60-sec timer at 1 o’clock | Power-reserve indicator at 9 o’clock | Flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock | Water-resistance: 3 ATM / 3 bar / 30 meters / 100 feet
Translucent rubber with metallic Kevlar weaving | Polished steel pin buckle
|Price Bell & Ross BR-X1 Tourbillon Sapphire:
$ 500,000 | approx. € 460.000 | approx. £ 392,000