This year marks the 10th anniversary of the BR 01, an iconic piece for Bell & Ross, and one that has spawned 150 different models and 50 limited editions. Ten years ago, the BR 01 was inspired by aeronautical instruments and their simplicity and legibility, and Bell & Ross have reaped their rewards. The BR 01 10th Anniversary celebrates all this, in a limited edition of 500 pieces. The design is almost identical to the original 2005 BR 01, but with the latest techniques and materials.
Case and dial
The 46 mm case is in high-tech ceramic, virtually non-scratch and comfortable against the skin, with a matt black finish. The caseback is in steel with the 10th anniversary logo engraved on it. Four screws feature prominently on the front of the case, evoking the screws used to mount instruments on a panel, but they are also functional, and secure the different layers of the case. Water-resistance is 100 metres. The dial features numbers with the same Isonorm typographical characters used on aviation instruments. The hands resemble those of an altimeter and are coated in SuperLuminova. Rubber strap with steel pin buckle coated in black PVD.
The BR-CAL 302 mechanical movement is self-winding, running at 28,800 vph (4 Hertz), with a power reserve of 38 hours. It is presumably the Sellita SW 300-1, in turn a version of the ETA 2892.
The BR 01 10th Anniversary is priced at €4,200. In addition to the 46 mm version, there is also a 42 mm version available.