Hands-on debut: Bell & Ross BR X5 with new case and in-house movement
Just launched at New York 2022, the new Bell & Ross BR X5 is an evolution of the brand’s BR 05, featuring a new manufacturing movement co-developed with Kenissi. The BR 05 is a milestone for Bell & Ross as it is their first watch to combine the iconic square BR case with a one-piece bracelet, while staying true to the brand's purpose-driven functional design philosophy. The BR X5 is an evolution of the BR 05, featuring a sophisticated new case design and manufacturing movement that pushes the boundaries of the brand's offerings while preserving the brand's key design DNA.
The steel case of the BR X5 is 41mm wide, 12.8mm thick and water resistant to 100 meters, and is characterized by its architectural sandwich structure. Best viewed from the side, the central case band is flanked by prominent sculpted frames. This is a rather delicate case construction that requires intricate machining to achieve such a delicate finish.cheap replica watches
Engraving the case may increase fragility, but it was decided that the crown guard is made from the same block of steel as the center of the case, providing true structural stability and case strength. Surfaces alternate between polished, satin-brushed and micro-sandblasted finishes, adding some further aesthetic vibrancy to the design.
The BR X5 comes with an integrated bracelet or rubber strap as shown. An interesting "hollowing out" is done to the strap, which really adds extra detail to the fit and finish. In addition to being comfortable to wear, it also fits securely with the adjustable buckle.
The swiss automatic watches debuts with an ice blue or black steel dial, the latter of which you can see here. The dark black lacquered sunray dial is accented with red accents throughout, and the rhodium-plated indexes are full of luminous light. At 3 o'clock, you'll find an extended date window showing three dates, echoing the aviation-simulation instruments that Bell & Ross DNA has always stood by.
The three-day power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock brings us to the newly manufactured movement by Kenissi. Turning the case over reveals the movement BR-CAL.323, the result of years of design and iteration by Bell & Ross and Kenissi. Bruno Belamich, creative director of Bell & Ross, said: “While aesthetic boldness was the guiding principle throughout the creative phase of the BR X05, the concept of risk in terms of timing reliability and precision has evolved from our disappeared from the vocabulary."replica Corum Admirals Cup watches
Equipped with a variable inertia balance, the COSC certified BR-CAL.323 runs at 28,800 vph and has a power reserve of 70 hours. It also allows for a quick set date feature, which is always an added bonus in terms of functionality. The custom skeletonized rotors also focus on finishing.