Bell & Ross has launched the first watch in its now iconic Skull collection – the BR 01 SKULL – in 2009. Today, the watchmaker presents the latest in the series: the Cyber Skull Bronze that takes on the appearance of the Cyber Skull but this time garnished with bronze. This alloy changes over time and make each of the 500 pieces of this series unique in its own right.
The new Cyber Skull Bronze features the square case with sharp edges and bevelled corners. For this watch, Bell & Ross has developed the specific BR-CAL.210 calibre. This movement is a 100% manufacturer mechanism. Its manual winding activates an automaton part. By turning the crown, the jaw of the skull moves. The skull itself is inserted between two sapphire crystal plates as if floating in the centre of the case. The BR-CAL.210 calibre, almost invisible, is concealed behind the skull. Plates and bridges follow the shape of the skull and extend under the four femurs. Wearers can admire certain geartrains or the spiral balance wheel. This element located at twelve o’clock symbolizes the brain of this skull full of life.
Bell & Ross’ Skull family is directly linked to the military and aeronautic world. The skull was a warrior symbol for both pirates and Vikings and the American paratroopers of the Second World War also made use of this emblem by affixing it to their uniforms and their aircraft.
Available in a limited edition of 500 pieces, Bell & Ross Cyber Skull Bronze will appeal to collectors of Haute Horlogerie timepieces.
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