This month, Bell & Ross announced a new collection dedicated to their partnership with the Renault F1 Team which dates back to 2016. “This partnership solidifies the coming together of two French brands, united by their shared values of high performance and high tech,” according to Bell & Ross.
Representing the fifth year of the collaboration, for 2020 there are four new limited edition timepieces with a “Formula 1® of the future” theme that carries over from the yellow and black color scheme of the Renault R.S.2027 Concept F1 car.
The Bell & Ross BRV3-94 R.S.20 is the most affordable timepiece from the Renault F1 Team watch collection and is presented in a round 43 mm stainless steel case with a bi-directional rotating steel bezel and aluminum insert. The BRV3-94 R.S.20 is powered by an automatic movement and features chronograph and date functions. Retail is $4,400 on a black perforated calfskin leather strap with a yellow backing and $4,700 on a steel bracelet. Available in a limited edition of 999 pieces.
The second timepiece in the Renault F1 Team watch collection is the Bell & Ross BR03-94 R.S.20 which comes in a 42 mm version of the company’s iconic square-shaped case that’s made of matte black ceramic. The watch has time, date, and chronograph functions and features a fixed bezel with a tachymeter scale on the flange. Retail is $6,500 on a rubber strap. Available in a limited edition of 999 pieces.
The third piece is the Bell & Ross BR-X1 R.S.20 which is presented in a 45 mm square-shaped case crafted in titanium and ceramic with bright yellow rubber inserts. The movement has been skeletonized and features an X-shaped upper bridge. An automatic movement drives time, chronograph, and date functions. Uniquely, there’s a “Time Marker” indication on the PVD-plated bezel ring and two-material rocker pushers that are reminiscent of the paddle shifters on the steering wheel of an F1 car. Retail is $21,500. Available in a limited edition of 250 pieces.
Last, is the BR-X1 Tourbillon R.S.20 which is the most expensive timepiece in the collection. The BR-X1 Tourbillon comes in a 45 mm square-shaped case made from ceramic and titanium with rubber inserts. Like the BR-X1 chronograph mentioned above, this timepiece features the unique “Time Marker” bezel and a skeletonized chronograph movement. However, it adds a flying tourbillon function that’s powered by an Haute Horology level hand-wound Swiss caliber equipped with a column-wheel chronograph that’s controlled by a rocker mono-pusher. Retail is $194,000. Available in a limited edition of 20 pieces.