Bell & Ross BR05 Collection

There are, of course, no shortage of watchmakers to choose from when you’re on the hunt for a new timepiece for your wrist but it is equally true that only a few of these watchmakers are of a calibre sufficiency to sit at the top table in the performance, visuals and craftsmanship department. Bell & Ross have earned their position on this top table with excellent releases like their latest offering, the BR05 Collection, which is billed as an urban instrument and has a whole new aesthetic that really sets it apart from other timepieces in their back catalogue.

The BR05 Collection from Bell & Ross is another feather in the cap of this exemplary watchmaker and as they are one of the finest proponents of aviation style watches on the market, we shouldn’t be surprised that they’ve hit another home run here. The BR05 Collection is faithful to the brand’s watchwords of legibility, functionality, reliability and precision and this new model boasts a resolutely urban look and feel.  The lines of its case combine round and square, the basic geometric shapes that form part of Bell & Ross’ identity and ensure it sits effortlessly, and elegantly, on the wrist.

Sky High Design

The construction of the BR05 is eye-catching in the extreme and it surpasses the rigour of the square and transcends the perfection of the circle to define its own individual character. Its confident style harnesses the energy of the city, its rhythm, its richness and the BR05 from Bell & Ross is the time measuring instrument for the urban explorers out there who have the spirit of adventure in their blood. Boasting an excellent and carefully crafted integrated design, this watch is a great example of the brand’s watchmaking talents and it might just be our favourite release from Bell & Ross to date here at Coolector HQ.

The Bell & Ross BR05 Collection belongs to the family of watches with an integrated design with the bracelet fusing with the case to create one, unified accessory that will turn heads everywhere you go. The integration of the case and the strap is not just in line with the brand’s visual identity but it also brings a whole new dimension to the watch, with the first link of the strap forming part of the case itself. Taking design inspiration from watches from the 1970s, the BR05 Collection has a pleasing vintage vibe that is sure to appeal to plenty of men out there after a striking new timepiece.

It is the finish of the BR05 that really catches the eye and gives the timepiece an aesthetic quite unlike any other. The 40mm case is angular in design and the satin finished surfaces are completely flat, in a feature that you seldom see in timepieces today but one that we’re loving here at The Coolector. The polished bevels on this collection of watches from Bell & Ross are designed to emphasise and enhance the volumes that they contain within and they do a first class job of exactly that.

Robust Performance

As we’ve come to expect from the watches of Bell & Ross, the BR05 Collection has a no-nonsense performance and robust disposition. Courtesy of the integrated design and meticulous attention to detail in the finish, this series of watches is the ideal companion for the adventure inclined and won’t let you down wherever your journeys take you. Positively exuding strength and sophistication, it’s easy to see why excitement is high surrounding the BR05 amongst timepiece aficionados and it is perfectly suited to any contemporary man in need of an adventure ready watch for 2020 and beyond.

The BR05 Collection from Bell & Ross has a calibre BR-CAL.321 automatic, mechanical movement, Applique numerals and indices coated in Super-LumiNova® on the dial, a 100m water resistance that will keep pace with any underwater adventures you have planned and you’ll love the rugged look and feel it has on the wrist. Priced just shy of £4k, the BR05 represents excellent value for money and it is exactly the sort of timepiece that a father would pass to his son.

Leo Davie
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