Bell & Ross designed a unique timepiece for Only Watch witha its signature 46 mm case crafted from a unique bronze alloy. The alloy, which consists of (92%) copper and (8%) tin, has a micro-blasted finish and will gain a beautiful vintage patina over time.

In addition, at the top of the dial sits a skull in hand-engraved solid gold. At the bottom of the dial is a flying 60-second tourbillon. And on the sides of the dial are power reserve indicator (left) and accuracy indicator (right). Further, the watch is a regulator, meaning all the functions are separated, such a the central minutes display, which is compeletly separate fromt he hour display.

Interestingly, all the hands are sword-shaped – “pirate” sword-shaped. The caseback, which has a transparent sapphire crystal, is in grade 5 titanium, which is hypoallergenic, light, and therefore makes the watch more comfortable.

Bell & Ross caliber BR-CAL. 281 is hand wound and features a 5-day power reserve. The accuracy indicator shows the mainspring torque to help determine the movement’s optimal operating range.

The BR 01 Skull Bronze Tourbillon has a screw-down crown and is water resistant to 30 meters. It is paired with hand-distressed brown alligator leather strap. (Ref. BR0192-SKULL-BR)


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Posted by:Jason Pitsch

Jason Pitsch is the Founder of Professional Watches. He appreciates good craftsmanship in everything from architecture to automobiles to cameras to clothing. Yet his focus for the past decade has remained consistent on covering just one type: watchmaking.