For the Only Watch charity auction, Bell & Ross has designed the BR-X1 RS17 Only Watch, that integrates the latest technological advances and state of the art materials. Specifically for the auction, the French watchmaker has partnered with the Renault Sport Formula One Team.
As the official watchmaking partner of the Renault Sport Formula One Team, Bell & Ross created the BR-X1 RS17 Only Watch specially for the occasion. This exclusive chronograph watch is designed for racing drivers. Its skeleton mechanism is revealed from behind the grey-tinted sapphire crystal. The skeleton chronograph movement combines haute horlogerie finishes and extreme lightness. The instrument features an innovative design, with a carbon case protected by a “belt” made from high-tech ceramic and rubber to act as a guard.
The dial is garnished with the colors of the on-board instruments of the Renault Sport Formula One Team R.S.17 car. The “rocker” type push-buttons, used for activating the chronograph function, allow a great accuracy. For the best grip, the pushers are done in high-tech ceramics, capped with yellow rubber. The bezel features a tachymeter scale, a measuring device used to calculate race speeds.
The bidder who acquires this unique watch, will be invited to join the Renault Sport Formula One Team, at the last race of the championship in Abu Dhabi at the end of November. The guest will be welcomed by the team, meets the drivers and also receive the race gloves worn by Nico Hülkenberg, for the Grand Prix.
Driven by its ongoing quest for new challenges and a passion for performance and precision, Bell & Ross is underlining its support by participating in the Only Watch charity auction for the fifth consecutive time, with a model guaranteed to appeal to lovers of sports watches.