For quite some time now, Bell & Ross has shown that the skies aren’t just where the brand belongs. After several successful collaborations with motoring partners, the iconic squared case has found a second home with the Renault Sport F1 team since last year. Adding on to last year’s collection of timepieces inspired by the racing team, Bell & Ross has unveiled a new trilogy of timepieces at Baselworld 2017.
Above is the new BR03-94 RS17, a super sporty piece that features a ceramic case contrasted against a carbon fiber dial. Inspired by the steering wheel of the Renault Sport Formula One Car (the R.S.17), the watch also showcases new materials such as the yellow anodized aluminium used on the chronograph subdial, hand and the tachymeter. We’ve to admit that the inclusion of other colours such as green and red does make the watch stand out more than last year’s black-and-yellow only pieces.
If you thought the previous piece was colourful, this one’s going to knock your socks off. Powered by the calibre BR-CAL 313, the BR-X1 RS17 Skeleton Chronograph builds on Bell & Ross’ obsession for the skeletonised look. Over the past few years, the brand has consistently produced skeletonised watch for most models that have been well-received by the public. Constructed in a Carbone Forge case with ceramic and rubber inserts, the BR-X1 RS17 Skeleton Chronograph comes in at the usual 45mm width that shows off well on an average wrist. The watch will be limited to just 250 pieces worldwide.
If you’ve been following Bell & Ross for a while now, you would know that the brand has recently taken to a rather methodical manner of releasing its timepieces. A normal base piece, followed by a skeletonised version and lastly, a tourbillon. Unfortunately, images have yet to come out but hit the jump to learn more about the entire trilogy of pieces.
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