Bell & Ross BR-X1 chronograph hypersonic Totally revolutionary design, the BR-X1 is an extreme version of the BR-01. Timepiece icon from the square case, directly inspired by aeronautical instrumentation; the BR-X1 I consider him one of the current sports watches from the highest standards of quality. The BR-X1 stands out thanks to the innovative design of its case 45 mm titanium grade 5. To protect it from the attacks of time and possible impacts, square case of the BR-X1 is covered by a belt in high-tech ceramic and rubber conceived as a protective device peripheral that performs the role of defensive shield. I find innovative toggle buttons that allow you to operate the chronograph functions, also made of high-tech ceramic with ergonomic rubber inserts.The goal: to improve the grip and solidity. At 9 o’clock, it includes a rubber insert in the chest to ensure a better grip upon activation of the chronograph functions, even when wearing gloves. Light thanks to titanium, scratch resistant thanks to ceramics, ergonomic thanks to the blanket, the BR-X1 combines well resistance, lightness and functionality. The case is equipped with functional screws not indexed. The glass is sapphire with anti-reflective coating to ensure optimal readability in all circumstances.
The chronograph is, without doubt, the complication for excellence in aviation-inspired models. Allows the measurement of short time and has become an indispensable tool for navigation. E ‘for these reasons that the chronograph has always occupied a special place for Bell & Ross, brand specialized in watches inspired by the world of aviation.Logically, the BR-X1, latest creation of Bell & Ross, is a chronograph; but not any really. Particularly sought, its skeletonized chronograph movement is an engine that combines exceptional finishes of fine watchmaking and extreme lightness. Engineered X-shaped, the upper deck treated black DLC reads like a signature identification.An “X” as a code name that refers to the experimental projects at NASA and that gave its name to the BR-X1. As is the tradition of Bell & Ross, the bottom of the BR-X1 in grade 5 titanium has a small circular opening that allows to admire the beating heart of the barbell.Mineral glass smoked gray and fitted with metal applied indexes with photoluminescent inserts, the dial provides total transparency on this exceptional movement. Treated with Superluminova®, sophisticated hands thus offer excellent readability. The hours and minutes, central, you read in the traditional way, while the small seconds indicator is positioned at 3 o’clock.The date window is located in skeletonised hours 6. Lacking hand, the counter which totals the minutes of the chronograph function is, in turn, positioned at 9 o’clock thanks to a hard ultra-lightweight aluminum reminiscent of the fins of a reactor . Essential for calculating the speed, tachometer appears on the flange; each dedicated to the chronograph function is identified by a subtle touch of red.Rubber, black strap is decorated with a pattern reminiscent of the canvas straps of the astronauts, the last adventurers of modern times. Made of steel and equipped with an insert-molded black rubber, the buckle is robust and refined. E ‘assembled to strap an axis through two Allen screws. Given the attention paid to this watch, it was natural was produced in a limited edition of 250 pieces.