Take a closer look at Bell and Ross BR05 "Blue Steel"
Ok, now we have completed the context, let us go more objectively, look at Bell and Ross BR05 as a watch, no longer the strategic development of the brand. We have already introduced this new series, and read all models, including quite expensive total gold models (30K 30 euros) and skeleton versions, I found that it is not really attractive - but let us fair, I really don't Fair is like a disclosed watch. The main model, 3-hand version of all-dial steel, not only the core product, but also the most reached version. It has three options, black has a minute index to create continuity with other B & R watches, this is a gray dial version, it works in metal, with its monochrome appearance, and now "Blue Steel", the most category Classic color, dark blue.
BR05 Blue Steel provides a suitable combination with contrast and relatively cautious color splash - B & R blue is also collected in other collections, very saturated. This version also benefits from the lack of drawn minutes, providing cleaner and more modern appearance - this more in line with this watch "city" concept.
case But the first is the first thing, the case. The luxury moving watch is first is the unity between the design, case and the bracelet, in order to create a continuous object as a bracelet to indicate time. Bell & Ross BR05 does not leave the rules, its shape and the continuous line between the case band and the bracelet link. The case of BR05 has been designed after the concept of BR01 / BR03, but has quite evolution. The corner of the housing has been softened, allowing the baffle to be integrated into the middle bucket. The construction classic, three parts, with a shape-shaped central container, tightening the guard guards and twill baffles. All of this has brushing planes and polished tones. The baffle is turned on by a typical B & R screw, also polished.
In terms of design, B & R code is immediately identified, but there is a completely different style. The classic combination of the 1970s elements and military / cockpit characteristics is sufficient, in my opinion, resulting in a watches with better proportion and their own personality. I may live with a slightly slim baffle, because there are many metals in front of the watch - not so visible on the gray steel model. The integration of the crown protection device is in batches. I personally like it, but I can understand that some people will not.
High quality, the entire case and the bracelet are very satisfactory. The joint between the surface, the joint between the polishing and brush components is clean, cleaned, and the watch has a pleasant rush. It is tight, adjusts well, and performs well. It has a higher end of other watches in Bell & Rose.
bracelet Things to do not ignore these watches: Bracelet. For obvious reasons, we want to test Bell and Rose BR05 on the steel bracelet, even if it can also be provided on the eraser. The bracelet is greatly involved in this watch design and attraction.
The bracelet is again the classic design of the luxury sports watch in the 1970s, but it shows a flat outline - there is no link to the circular center. Its geometric design has complement the case, its integration is good. One thing I personally like is the relative thinity and height conical - buckle of 16mm, and the first link is 25mm. In addition, visually delight, triple fold clamps are completely hidden under the link, and create a continuous design again.
The main disadvantage of this design is that the bracelet is not fine-tuning. Once the watch is based on my wrist size, this is what I don't think of what I need, but I know some of the viewing collectors like to have such functions. Despite this, this cannot be used with a hidden buckle, which inevitably increases the thickness of the bracelet, I will not recommend it. The quality of the bracelet is related to the rest of the watch, and the edges are drastically executed but not cut.
Card comfort and proportion Let us talk about specifications. Bell and Rose BR05 have a diameter of 40 mm (from 3 o'clock to 9 o'clock), height 10.5mm, 47mm lugs to lugs. Compared with some huge sports watches on the market, this can be seen relatively small, still have some important things to remember. First, the square watch must have more existence rather than a circular watch - just, it covers more surfaces. Those who tried Monaco will understand. Second, a shape of the housing makes its lugs into the entire design, and some existence has increased.
Now, the 40mm diameter of the BR05 is on my 17 cm wrist, sufficient size. The shape of the housing is combined to a short-convex ear having a significant angle, allowing the watch to feel compact, the bracelet is wrapped around the wrist, and it will not fall directly ... The watch has some existence but never feels large (and me The wrist is quite small).
If I want a little picky, I will like more weak. I know that 10.5mm will not make BR05 a thick watch, but this design is better than the ultra-thin contour. This watch is 2.5mm than the Royal Oak "Giant" thickness, but is exactly the same as the royal oak 15500ST, we have nearest two watches. All in all, the BR05 has a classic luxury moving watch ratio and is therefore wear. More thin flakes mean different movements, resulting in a completely different price.
Dial and display Here again, Bell and Ross design code have been used and adapt to the idea of the Yue city behind the BR05. The label is the softening version of the Arabic digital, the solder-inspired Arabic digital, the softened Arabic number found in the BR01 / BR03 or the retro collection. In order to increase more luxurious attractions, apply numbers and indexes, galvanium but full of super Luminova, provide good contrast during the day, very bad night to read. In addition, a good detail, the date window consists of the equivalent polished metal ring frame. On such a watch, it has reasonable, better not trying to hide it.
Dial and its elements - the number and tag of hand, applied - if it is not impressive, it is very good. This version of blue is also suitable for luxury sports watch background, but I have a personal preference for the monochrome appearance of the gray steel model. All dials are sunlight, providing a beautiful reflection and play with ambient light.
move Bell & Rose has never claimed to be a sports manufacturer and rely on its long-term partner Seat, for this new BR05 series. The motion used here is based on the cloning of the higher SW300-1, ETA 2892. This means longer power reserves and better programming results. However, Bell & Ross BR05 does not rely on standard motion, but has a personalized version of sandblasting and gray coating bridge, as well as a transposed rotor, a shape like edge. Decoration is still industrial, but this watch and modern are unique, this is very good with the whole concept.
Regarding the choice of sports itself, this foundation is definitely a wise choice. Bell Rose, part of the Bell Rose, can be used with the Extriobi base (CHANEL and TUDOR stock production facilities, and using a company named Kenissi), but this movement is thicker - 6.5mm SW300-1 is 3.6 mm 3.6 mm - does not match this luxury moving .
Then, I don't think B & R uses something else than Sellita for their watch. Not only is there limited to 3 manual motion addresses. Then the brand needs to put a lot of promotion exercise - Is this meaningful for B & R? Not in my opinion. Finally, it allows controlled prices and brands to focus on Hashler. And complete, SW300-1 is a solid foundation that adds a value for a watch.
Do I like to wear Bell & Ross BR05? A short answer is yes. Is this a perfect watch? No, I will like more weak, the crown is slightly, because it is not the most practical use. Now, about design, this is a complete subjective theme, I will leave the last conclusion for everyone. Personal Take: I like BR05 design, I like its wrist.
With a more objective way, I think the integration of brand code has been well balanced and realized in a luxury sports watch environment in the 1970s. Wise, watches will not be disappointing, and feel sturdy, neat and tension. The price begins with 4 euros, it is not cheap, but it provides a lot about its cases and bracelets - this is better than any other Bell and Ross so far. You only need to accept this is a new chapter of brand history, starting from classic military code.