Bell & Ross BR S Rose Gold

The Bell & Ross BR S Rose Gold, launched for Christmas 2016, transforms the brand’s instrument-panel aesthetic into a high-end pink gold piece that recalls Bulgari, with its clean design and simple baton hour markers. A nice touch is the date window, which, even though it is at 4.30, has upright figures (usually, when a brand puts a date window at 4.30, the date numerals are slewed 45 degrees to the right, as in this example by Vacheron Constantin).

Bell & Ross BR S Rose Gold

There are some attractive contrasts between the bright finish of the screws and the case bevels, and the satin/brushed finish of the rest of the case surfaces. The hour and minute hands are gilded, with areas filled with SuperLuminova for night-time visibility. The case is 39 mm across, and Bell & Ross present it as a unisex piece. It has a black alligator strap. It is water-resistant to 10 bar (100 metres).

Bell & Ross BR S Rose Gold

The watch is powered by calibre BR-CAL 302, an automatic movement, probably the Sellita SW300-1, with 25 jewels, 38 hours power reserve, and a balance that runs at 28,800 vibrations per hour.

The Bell & Ross BR S Rose Gold costs €12,900. Below, racing driver Carmen Jordá modelling the watch.

Carmen Jordá with the Bell & Ross BR S Rose Gold

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