Bell & Ross BR-X1 Skeleton Tourbillon Sapphire.

“A transparent watch? That’s hardly going to grab people’s attention!”  

Well that’s what I said as well before I saw this offering from Bell & Ross. After all, how many other transparent crystal-cased watches do you know of? Let alone one that houses a hugely desirable tourbillon movement?

The watch was created as a follow-up to the similarly see-through Chronograph Tourbillon Sapphire, the new Bell & Ross BR-X1 Skeleton Tourbillon Sapphire take Bell & Ross usual military influenced design but in this instance they have created  a limited-edition piece of horological artwork.

The BR-X1’s hour counter has been repositioned off-centre and above the barrel, this releases the tourbillon movement’s cage, which reveal the inner working of the timepiece. 

 The BR-X1 Skeleton Tourbillon Sapphire has a very minimalist aesthetic, but the way the skeleton float inside the Sapphire casing is almost effortless.  

This won’t be you everyday go-to watch, it’s not a watch you would take on an adventure but you would be damned if this watch didn’t turn heads at any event you ear it to.  

£300,000, bellross.com

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