Bell & Ross has recently expanded its iconic BR 05 collection. These square models, clearly inspired by flight instruments, have been setting standards since they first appeared on the market. True to the brand’s motto – legibility, functionality, reliability and precision – the BR 05 collection is now being enriched with a chronograph of style and technical complexity. This watch was designed with urban explorers in mind; accordingly, it fits perfectly into an urban setting.
The new Chrono BR 05 is equipped with a chronograph movement – a mechanical complication perfectly adapted to the pace of urban life. Invented to measure and control short periods of time, this function is a loyal ally for those who want to make the most of their time.
The lines of the 42mm case are both square and round. These basic geometric shapes are found everywhere at Bell & Ross, and the new Chrono 05 fits into the manufacturer’s collection in a correspondingly seamless way.
Nothing was left to chance in the design of the surfaces: the satin-polished surfaces are perfectly flat and the polished bevels enhance the volumes they contain. Here, perfection hides in the details. The pushers, crown guard and crown form an unmistakable unit that perfectly blends with the volume and lines of the case.
The case is water resistant to 10 atm.
Of course, the dial also contributes a significant part to the personality of the BR 05 chronograph. Thanks to its graphics and high contrasts, it ensures optimal legibility. Mid-way between round and square it is another subtle reference to the 1970s. The shape of the two snailed counters (the chronograph minutes are found at 9 o’clock, the small seconds at 3 o’clock) gives the watch a neo-retro look. At 4.30 o’clock, a small date window can be found.
Behind the dial works the caliber BR-CAL.301, and the automatic movement can also be seen through the sapphire crystal case back.
The new BR 05 chronograph belongs to the family of watches with an integrated bracelet, featuring the same design where the case and bracelet are fused into one cohesive piece. As a result, these parts, which are actually separate, form a single unit, resulting in a graphic style that is both striking and modern. At the same time, the angle of the attached to the bracelet has been designed to follow the contours of the wrist, ensuring a secure and comfortable fit all day long.
Bell & Ross offers the Chrono BR 05 with a jet black or navy blue dial. And in addition to the integrated stainless steel bracelet, one is also available in black or blue rubber.