Forget what you know about the skeleton watch because Bell & Ross just took the visible movements to the next level with the Bell & Ross BR 01 Cyber Skull Sapphire Only Watch.
That’s right, folks. The case IS made of sapphire, and so is the decoration i.e. the geometric SKULL. The case is machined from three blocks of sapphire and the SKULL dial from six blocks.
The SKULL dial is made of transparent sapphire but matellized on the back to achieve the orange hue – a color adore by aeronautical instrumentation for its high level of legibility and the capacity to enable essential information to stand out from contrast.
More importantly, for the purpose of this watch, it is the emblematic color code of the Only Watch, which is used on its logo. A special engraving for the Only Watch can also be found on the back of the watch.
The Bell & Ross BR 01 Cyber Skull Sapphire Only Watch is created especially for the 9th edition of the biennial auction of unique timepieces for the benefit of research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Only Watch will happen on November 6, 2021, in Geneva. Prior to that, the watches will be presented to the public, media, and horological enthusiasts during a promotional tour. Tour dates are as follow:
Sept 22 TO Sept 25: 1st stop of the promotional Tour at the Monaco Yacht Show
Sept 30 TO Oct 3: Dubai, Christie’s
Oct 8 TO Oct 10: Tokyo, Christie’s
Oct 15 TO Oct 20: Singapore, Malmaison by the Hour Glass
Oct 25 TO Oct 27: Hong Kong, Christie’s
Oct 28: Macau, Macau timepiece museum
Nov 4 TO Nov 6 : Exhibition at the Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues, Geneva
Nov 6 – OW 2021 Auction, Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues, Geneva
Bell & Ross BR 01 Cyber Skull Sapphire Only Watch is expected to fetch between CHF 90 000 – 110 000 (US$98,307-120,153).
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