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).
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).
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.