Wednesday, September 4, 2019

A Sucker Punch from Bell & Ross

Memory is a funny, strange and powerful thing.   I am perhaps, at this point, a bit jaded.  Press releases get pumped down the public's throat in a manner that is not entirely unlike drinking from a fire hose.  Owing to this, I am really not all too often interested in the "novelties" of BaselWorld, and owing to the snotty attitude of the SIHH?  Let's just say that I might be able to care less, but find myself struggling to know how.

So that is why this evening's press release hit me squarely between the eyes like a 2 x 4.

Courtesy of Bell & Ross
Try to imagine, that there is a watch out there that will tick every single box on your wish list?  Now try to imagine that you hadn't yet seen it, until just now?

Well, for me this might just be it.  This is one of the new pieces from the new BR 05 collection.  

The case is somewhat squared, the bracelet is integrated, and all in all?  It is the shit that killed Elvis!

I want this, and I suspect I am not the only one.

I will be reaching out to Bell & Ross to see if a review might be possible in the not-too-distant future, but for now,  here are the pertinents -

Movement: calibre BR-CAL.321. 
Automatic mechanical.

Functions: hours, minutes, seconds and date.

Case: 40 mm in diameter.
Satin-polished steel. Sapphire case back.
Dial: black sunray. Applique numerals and indices coated in Super-LumiNova®.
Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective coating.

Water-resistance: 100 meters.
Bracelet: satin-polished steel or black rubber.

Buckle: folding. Satin-polished steel.