Bell & Ross adds a green dial to their BR 05 Chrono in Steel. Available with a steel bracelet or a green rubber strap.
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New: Bell & Ross BR 05 Chrono Green Steel
The Bell & Ross BR 05 Chrono Green Steel Ref. BR05C-GN-ST/SST will retail at SGD 9,500 and Ref. BR05C-GN-ST/SRB at SGD 8,700. Price inclusive of GST.
This is a dial colour extension to the popular BR 05 Chrono Steel collection. We have covered the model since the introduction, and most of the extensions:
- BR 05 Chrono Steel introduction, 2020.
- BR 05 Chrono Blue Steel – Day in the life, 2020.
- BR 05 Chrono White Hawk, 2021.
- BR 05 Chrono Edición Limitada, 2022.
- BR 05 Chrono A523, 2023.
The novelty now features a fresh and bright metallic green hue, in a sunburst finish. All other elements remain unchanged. The BR 05 Chrono family now lists 11 watches.
Pricing has remained unchanged since the introduction in 2020, and stands at SGD 8.7k in strap and SGD 9.5k in steel bracelet.
let’s jump to the green side
Inspiration for Bell & Ross oscillates between sky and sea, but the Franco-Swiss watch brand that specialises in professional instruments always has its feet on the ground. With its green dial, the new BR 05 Chrono Green Steel celebrates the marriage between contemplating nature and a taste for urban performance. It’s a model of contemporary architecture in a chrono, designed for urban explorations.
The colour of HOPE
The green dial on the new BR 05 Chrono Green Steel brings a breath of fresh air to the urban landscape. The dial’s satin green upgrades the aesthetics of sports and city watches. The colour of luck, green is above all the symbol of nature and hope. Wide-reaching inspiration, for a watch that meets the expectations of a generation aspiring to renewal and change.
THE CITY by nature
As a material that symbolises the emergence of new cities, steel carries a strength that is emphasised by its shine. To manifest the urban, modern spirit of the new BR 05 Chrono Green Steel, it seemed only natural to carve the parts making up the complex assembly of the 42mm diameter case out of stainless steel, with its “rounded square” design at the core of Bell & Ross style. Accentuating thickness, emphasising elegant sophistication, and expressing the importance of the lights game as in a contemporary city, the satin-brushed surfaces are perfectly flat, while the bevels are polished. With its green dial, the shape of this structured steel case combines the organic with the geometric. An architecture developed enough to seduce modern city explorers.
The power of design
With the steel strap integrated into the case, the BR 05 Chrono Green Steel adopts a truly contemporary timepiece form. “The case and strap are one. This design is a nod to a type of watch that first appeared in the 1970s. Transposed into the Bell & Ross identity, we were able to achieve a result that is at once clear, modern and graphic,” emphasises Bruno Belamich, Creative Director of Bell & Ross, referring to the piece that’s designed to be versatile and easily readable. The green dial’s light diffusing effects highlight these strengths, with a counter at three o’clock indicating the chronograph minutes, and another at nine o’clock displaying the small seconds. The date is displayed with a discreet aperture set between 4 and 5 o’clock. Removing the superfluous, the new BR 05 Chrono Green Steel gets straight to the point.
The flexibility of the contemporary chrono
At the heart of the BR 05 family, the new Green Steel is part of the brand’s range of chronographs, featuring the mechanical self-winding BR-CAL301 movement. This robust calibre delivers great reliability and considerable efficiency. Visible through the sapphire crystal case back, the rotor is a finely skeletonized full disc inspired by a car rim: a characteristic signature of Bell & Ross automatic movements.
Bell & Ross BR 05 Chrono Green Steel Specifications
|Movement: calibre BR-CAL.326. Automatic mechanical.||Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective coating.|
|Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock and date. Chronograph: 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, central chronograph seconds.||Water-resistance: 100 metres.|
|Case: 42 mm wide, 14.25 mm thick. Satin-polished steel. Screw-down crown. Crown guard. Sapphire case-back with 360° oscillating weight.||Strap: green rubber or satin-polished steel.|
|Dial: green sunray. Applique indices filled with Super-LumiNova®. Satin-finished applique numerals. Metal skeletonised Super- LumiNova®-filled hour and minute hands.||Buckle: folding. Satin-polished steel.|