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Bell & Ross have gone transparent with their latest Watch, made of sapphire

Bell & Ross have gone transparent with their latest Watch, made of sapphire

Around this time of year, Baselworld Watch and Show takes place. All of your favorite brands and brands you have never heard of, will launch unique watches that are wildly expensive.

The makers of big square watches that look like aircraft dials Bell & Ross is launching this new piece, called the BR-X1-Skeleton-Tourbillon-Sapphire, maintains the traditional B&R shape but is almost completely clear with a case made of sapphire and held together by pins and screws. The movement, which comes in three colors, is a complete hand-wound tourbillon system and is beautifully visible from all angles.

A tourbillon, for the uninitiated, is a system for rotating the watch’s balance wheel 360 degrees. This system, originally created by Breguet, ensured that a watch didn’t slow down when subjected to odd gravitational forces. Now, however, it’s a wildly expensive conversation starter.

This is a beautiful update to B&R’s original see-through watch and, while the vast majority of us will never own something like this, it’s nice to know that someone still cares about horological complexity paired with wild design. How much does it cost to own the watch equivalent of Wonder Woman’s Invisible Jet? About $500,000. The piece, for those interested in picking one up, will be available online.

Technical Specifications:

Movement: calibre BR-CAL.288. Hand-wound skeletonized tourbillon movement. 20 jewels, 21,600 vph. 100-hour power reserve.
Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective coating.
Functions: hours and minutes. Flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock. Strap: Translucent rubber.
Case: 45 mm in diameter. Sapphire
Dial: Skeletonized at 12 o’clock. Superluminova® indices. Metal skeletonized Superluminova®-filled hour and minute hands.
Buckle: . Satin-polished steel.

Credits: https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/22/bell-ross-creates-a-transparent-tourbillon/

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