French model Bell & Ross has made a reputation for themselves with the circle-in-a-square design of the long-lasting BR 01 and BR 03 assortment. With a transparent and current connection to the world of aviation and flight devices, these strong square-cased watches are immediately recognizable. The idea was revamped into the sporty-chic BR 05 assortment, which noticed the sunshine of day in late 2019. Ever since, Bell & Ross has been increasing the BR 05 assortment often, with added problems or new aesthetics. With the Bell & Ross BR 05 Horolum, it strikes nearer to the extra tool-like BR 01 and BR 03 collections than ever earlier than.
The Horolum idea was first launched by Bell & Ross in 2017, with the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Horolum. This monochromatic interpretation of the BR 03-92 featured a micro-blasted metal case with a dial carefully matched when it comes to ending. A yr later we noticed the introduction of the BR 03-94 Horolum, a chronograph model following the identical aesthetics. Each watches had a sandwich development dial, with the decrease layer being generously coated with C5 Tremendous-LumiNova.
The BR 05 Horolum follows go well with with the earlier Horolum fashions, as it’s once more given a micro-blasted end for the case and bracelet, with a dial carefully matching in color and texture. Nonetheless measuring 40mm in diameter, the metal case has a softer, extra urban-oriented design while retaining the important Bell & Ross DNA. The essential form continues to be squared, however within the BR 05, it’s softer, extra rounded. It additionally has a round dial opening and a useful screw on every nook. The brand new micro-blasted therapy provides it a much more tool-ish look, nevertheless, and it’s fairly interesting, to be trustworthy.
The dial for the BR 05 Horolum after all options ample quantities of luminescent materials. The hour indices are once more coated with the very intense C5 Tremendous-LumiNova, emitting a brilliant inexperienced glow at night time. The indices are partly recessed into the sloped outer flange, one thing we’ve seen on the BR 05 Skeleton fashions, however not on full-dialled ones to this present day. In essence, it combines parts of the BR 03-92 Horolum with the BR 05 Skeleton Nightlum. The hour and minute palms are additionally full of C5 Tremendous-LumiNova. The green-coated seconds-hand doesn’t glow at nighttime, a missed alternative if you happen to ask me.
Motion-wise, there’s no shock as Bell & Ross as soon as once more go for the Calibre BR-CAL.321. That is based mostly on the Sellita SW300-1, which is a slimmer model of the SW200-1 (by 1mm) and used within the BR 05 Metal & Gold and the BR 05 Skeleton Blue as an illustration. The automated motion runs at a frequency of 28,800vph (4Hz) and has a 42-hour energy reserve. It’s wound by a full, skeletonized winding rotor, designed to imitate the wheel of a sports activities automotive. This may be seen by means of the sapphire crystal caseback.
The Bell & Ross BR 05 Horolum comes on an built-in chrome steel bracelet with the identical micro-blasted ending because the case, or alternatively on a black rubber strap. Each choices are geared up with a folding buckle. Introduced as a Boutique-only mannequin, it’s restricted to 250 items and priced at EUR 4,500 on rubber or EUR 4,990 on the metal bracelet. Subsequent to being out there by means of the 15 Bell & Ross Boutiques worldwide, it is usually out there on the model’s eCommerce platform.
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