Rosewood and Bronze Re-Imagine Bell & Ross Icon

BR series

Photo Credit: Bell & Ross

Originally inspired by instrument panels in vintage cockpits, the BR series by Bell & Ross has been well received as an iconic member of the pantheon of watches inspired by the past. Experimenting with various materials like ceramic, titanium, forged carbon and precious metals, the softened square design has proved remarkably adept at reinventing itself. More often than not these new reveals cultivated a feel of power and speed with a direct relationship to motorsports in one form or another.

As well as the BR series worked with these contemporary materials and designs, it’s truly remarkable that this canvas has also adapted so perfectly to a throwback look accented with Rosewood.  The warmth of the wood is combined with either bronze in the time only and chronograph versions, or rose gold in the venerable tourbillon.  These particular variations speak to a maritime heritage without shouting, and simultaneously highlight the uncanny adaptability of the basic frame. Each edition will be released on a limited basis with 500 of the time only ($8,700), 99 of the chronograph ($25,800) and 20 tourbillons ($169,000) to be offered.

Gary George Girdvainis

Gary George Girdvainis is the founder of iW, WristWatch, and AboutTime Magazines. In his capacity as editorial director for Isochron Media Group, Mr. Girdvainis applies more than 27 years of reporting on the watch industry to guide his editors and writers to enlighten both new and veteran consumers in the world of watches. From the most exotic and expensive micro machines, to the fashion forward w...(Read More)

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