Known for its aeronautical timepieces, B&R’s latest BR-X1 line replicates the complex opulence of the private jet travel experience.
Dreams and travels: that’s what Bell & Ross aims to capture with its latest aeronautical timepieces. The White Hawk, or Faucon Blanc, line signals a move away from the analogue cockpit dial-aesthetic of commercial aircraft the brand is associated with. Rather, with this line they’ve captured the essence of the private jet.
Both the White Hawk Skeleton Chronograph and the White Hawk Chronograph Tourbillon Hand-Wound Monopusher advance the pre-existing models’ innovative integration of aviation technologies into timepieces.
Described by the watchmakers as “ultra-masculine”, the framework of these new generation all-terrain timepieces throws out a contemporary expression of connectivity thanks to its singular colour range and pioneering design.
These precious measuring instruments combine Bell & Ross’ virile aesthetic codes with the technical refinement of its high-end watchmaking. On these models, the 45mm grade-5 titanium cases are covered with a white ceramic belt. The titanium is micro-blasted and the ceramic is matte to avoid reflections caused by light.
The white and grey, with flashes of red accents, of the cases depict the interiors of luxurious private jets, while the push buttons are made of high-tech ceramic with rubber inserts to optimise grip and strength.
The BR-X1 Chronograph is limited to 250 models, and only 20 versions of the more complex Tourbillon model are being produced.
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