(image: Bell & Ross) Bell & Ross BR01 Airborne II & BR01 Tourbillon Airborne | from US$tba | www.bellross.com
Bell & Ross has out another pair of new BR01 Airborne watches. joining the new BR01 Airborne II is the BR01 Tourbillon Airborne which is perfect for those who demand precision in their time pieces. the Airborne II’s 46-mm stainless steel black PVD (physical vapor deposition) is given a ‘rifle barrel’ finish – a process achieved by random and repeat rubbing – further emphasizing its military lineage. the Airborne II features an ETA 2892 self-winding mechanical movement, ‘phantom black’ dial, anti-reflective sapphire crystal, and water resistance to 100-meters (328-feet). strap on duty is undertaken by straps crafted from leather and heavy duty canvas.
on the hand, the BR01 Tourbillon Airborne embodies both the military symbolism and precision watch movement. the Tourbillon model features a precision indicator, a regulator, a five days power reserve indicator and of course, a tourbillon in black gold finish which is clearly visible at the 6 o’clock position. the 46-mm titanium case is finish Diamon Like Carbon (DLC) finish, with titanium screw-in crown to match. other features include mechanical movement with manual winding, carbon fiber main plates and bridges, sapphire case-back, anti-reflective sapphire, and photoluminescence black with mesh-like design. the watch is water resistance to 50-meters (168-feet) and has a strap of shagreen and rubber.
other noteworthy features common to both watch includes skull with crossbones on their bezels and screws on Bell & Ross iconic square case, a ‘phantom black’ dial, and dagger or sword-shaped hands. both watches are of limited production run with just 20 pieces for the BR01 Tourbillon Airborne and 999 pieces for the Airborne II model.
SOURCE: Bell & Ross