Bell & Ross has given its BR 05 GMT dual timer a fresh sky-blue sunray dial and complementary home time zone hand.
Like the rest of the family, the watch has an internal 24-hour bezel divided into light daytime blue and shaded night time silver periods.
The French watchmaker is keen to talk about its urban styling, but with the GMT it also wants to appeal to people rediscovering travel after the pandemic. “The new Bell & Ross BR 05 GMT Sky Blue is dedicated to experienced travellers as well as city dwellers who dream of far-away horizons,” the company hints. The 41mm stainless steel four-hander with date runs off a Sellita-made BR-CAL.325 automatic calibre, which can be seen through an exhibition case back.
It is water resistant to 100 metres, and can be worn on either a pale blue rubber strap or satin brushed steel bracelet.
Dedicated to travellers as well as city dwellers who dream of far-away horizons, the Bell & Ross BR 05 GMT Sky Blue watch is now available in a new Sky Blue dial version.
Boasting a blue-tinted dial and the emblematic round within the square case, this sport chic dual time wristwatch draws its effectiveness from Bell & Ross’ experience in designing and producing instruments for professionals. Designed for travelling, it offers contemporary globetrotters a clear and simple display of a second time zone thanks to a fourth hand.
For perfect readability, this hand with a large white arrow-shaped tip instantly indicates the time of the country of origin thanks to a 24-hour graduated inner bezel. This flange is enhanced by a two-tone treatment, sky blue and silver, satin-brushed and rhodium-plated, making it possible to immediately tell the difference between the hours of day and those of the night. The hands and rhodium-plated baton-shaped indexes are coated with Super-LumiNova. Another noteworthy feature, the date, appears in a rectangular window at 3 o’clock, surrounded by metal. Inside this timepiece beats the BR-CAL.325 calibre, a self-winding mechanical GMT movement based on a Sellita movement. The sapphire caseback offers the view of the specific finishes of this calibre and the 360° rotations of the oscillating weight. To guarantee water resistance up to 100 metres, the crown is screwed in, making the watch perfectly versatile for daily use. The Bell & Ross BR 05 GMT Sky Blue is available with two types of straps. The first is a stainless-steel bracelet, which fits perfectly into the 41 mm wide case. Its satin finishes and the ergonomics of its articulated links not only make it very comfortable but also contribute to making this watch a piece of contemporary design. The second is a blue rubber strap, perfectly matching the tint of the watch, reinforcing its bluish tone. It has a steel folding clasp for added comfort and security.