For its fourth creation, Grail Watch has teamed Parisian designer Alain Silberstein with Parisian watch model Bell & Ross for a vibrant tackle the traditional BR 03 assortment. Famend for utilizing daring main colors and geometric shapes, Silberstein applies his design magic to the sq. cockpit instrument-inspired BR 03. Offered in 42mm matte black ceramic circumstances with the signature “circle inside a sq.” design, the three variations of the BR 03 mix Silberstein’s playful spirit with Bruno Belamich’s (inventive director and co-founder of Bell & Ross) graphic watch design.
Parisian designer and “watch architect” Alain Silberstein (1950) skilled as an inside architect however felt an inexorable pull in direction of watchmaking. His first watch, the Krono Bauhaus, was offered on the 1987 Basel Truthful and was a daring design assertion with three totally different shapes and hues for the crown and pushers (a pink triangle, a blue sq. and a yellow circle). By 1990 Silberstein had created his eponymous watch model in Besançon, producing distinctive watches that embraced daring main colors and geometric shapes. His fashion feeds on all the things from Gropius and Bauhaus to artists like Kandinsky, Klee and Moholy-Nagy. Because the closure of his watch firm in 2012, Silberstein has collaborated with MB&F (HM2.2 ‘Black Field’ in 2009 and LM1 in 2011), Louis Erard and Ressence.
BR 03-92 Klub 22
The black dial of the time-only BR 03-92 Klub 22 comes alive with a big pink circle with a lumed tip marking the hours, an outsized blue arrow for the minutes and a squiggly yellow S-shaped seconds hand. Along with the discreet date window at 4:30, there are 4 daring yellow indices at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock and the Bell & Ross ampersand emblem at midday. Geared up with computerized calibre BR. CAL 302 based mostly on the Sellita SW300-1, the ability reserve is 38 hours.
Fast info: 42mm x 42mm – matte black ceramic – 100m water-resistance – BR-CAL 302 (Sellita SW 300-1) – 28,800vph – 38 h energy reserve – black rubber strap – restricted to 200 items – USD 4,400
BR 03-92 Marine 22
Silberstein’s idea for Bell & Ross’s 300m waterproof dive watch revolves round legibility. The 2-tone ceramic bezel contains a pink space for the primary 20 minutes with spherical luminous plots and indices. Hours are indicated by a spherical blue “maxi” hand and minutes by an outsized pink arrow hand, each crammed with luminous materials. The luminous white minute observe is raised and contains a yellow marker at midday to match the yellow dot on the bezel. Just like the time-only mannequin, the central seconds hand is yellow and squiggly.
Fast info: 42mm x 42mm – matte black ceramic – 300m water-resistance – screw-down crown – two-tone ceramic bezel with pink 20-minute countdown timer – BR-CAL 302 (Sellita SW 300-1) – 28,800vph – 38 h energy reserve – black rubber strap with ribbing – restricted and numbered version of 100 items – USD 5,600
BR 03-94 Krono 22
The Krono 22 is the busiest watch of the trilogy and options 5 of Silberstein’s iconic Bauhaus-inspired palms: a pink circle marks the hours, a blue arrow is used for the minutes, the S-shaped yellow hand is used to point the chronograph seconds, the 30-minute chronograph counter depends on a blue triangle, whereas a yellow arrow marks the operating seconds. The chronograph pushers are inlaid with a yellow lacquered rectangle for begin/cease operate and a blue rectangle for the reset; the crown is topped with a pink triangle. Like the opposite two fashions, there’s a date window at 4:30.
Fast info: 42mm x 42mm – matte black ceramic – 100m water-resistance – BR. CAL-301 (ETA 2894) – 28,800vph – 42h energy reserve – black rubber strap – restricted and numbered version of 100 items – USD 6,700
All of the watches are individually numbered. Watches 1 to 50 will probably be offered solely in a particular Silberstein-designed field containing all three fashions for USD 16,700. The watches are out there on this web page right here.
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