Bell & Ross presents a modern reinterpretation of travel and time with their first ever dual time zone model in the 05 range.
Inspired by all things travel, Bell & Ross incorporates the dynamism of lounges and the joyful noise of the schedule board for this novel creation, ideal for the peripatetic globetrotters. As they travel from one time zone to another, one capital to another, allowing the sky to lead them to new experiences, the BR 05 GMT will be the trusty companion that grounds them and brings them back to their dynamic reality.
For A Man in Motion
The BR 05 GMT was created with soft solidity in mind, thus producing a well-balanced creation. Its proportions are large, yet measured; it has its curves as well as strong lines; it is equally fluid, yet supple. The watch is also resilient and encompasses subtle virility.
While the Bell & Ross DNA extends its presence in the functionalities of the BR 05 GMT, the instrumental tools facet the jewel of strength, a prevailing trend of the new icon. It is a product created for the contemporary and vagabond man that turns every step to an adventure.
As it happens, this novel timepiece assumes the role of the supposed vigour. A unique design inspired by the professional world of tools with its respective purpose, while being depicted as an elegant and ergonomic steel timepiece-armour, as well as its engine set to two time zones. These are the codes of the new instrument of the urban explorer.
The Integrated Design
BR 05 belongs to the family of watches with an integrated bracelet. In the aesthetic line, a square steel case and a dial reflects the brand’s architectural DNA. The two elements fuses to create a unified piece.
Its articulated links are exemplary in their flexibility, almost as much as the ribbed black rubber strap. Wearing comfort is optimal thanks to the attention paid to every aspect, in particular the radius of curvature of its bracelet and the perfect alignment of all components.
Carved in steel, it captures the energy of the city and all its possibilities. With this new functionality, the urban meets the desire to escape. The steel then echoes with the mineral atmosphere of airport hangars with concrete, metal, contrasted surfaces, white lights and graphic signs.
The Dual Time: Here & There
The BR 05 GMT combines stainless and robust materials, encasing the finest Swiss watchmaking mechanics. Equipped with an automatic movement Caliber BR-CAL.325 with GMT function that is wound by a 360° oscillating weight, the novelty reveals the beating heart of its movement through a sapphire glass case back.
The dial of the BR05 radiates with a subtle sunray finish that offers optimum legibility. Its black color contrasts with the large numerals, indices and hands that are coated in white Super-LumiNova®. This color scheme is ingrained in Bell & Ross’ DNA and it resonates with the colors used for on-board flight instruments. Intended to inform the traveler with the utmost clarity and precision, its graphics are very elaborated and the display is as rigorous as those of airport clocks. Reflecting the principles of airport signaling, the skeletonized hour and minute hands are made of metal appliques.
The GMT hand blends in perfectly with the BR 05 aesthetic and stands out here with its red arrow. White, black and red – symbolic colors of Bell & Ross – ensure perfect legibility both day and night.
More than a simple GMT hand, this arrow is mostly a symbol of orientation in time and space. While the white hands on the main dial indicates the time at the wearer’s current location, the red arrow-hand on the 24-hour graduated inner bezel shows the time in his country of origin.
To read time at a glance, the black semi-circle on the flange corresponds to the night-time hours, the grey semi- circle to the daytime hours. To feature this 24h-scale and add the flange, the Bell & Ross creative studio worked on increasing the diameter of the dial and therefore the dimensions of the case. With this new function, and its – 41 mm – mid-size dimensions, the BR 05 GMT makes it the ideal complement to the collection.