Before we start looking at the Bell & Ross BR05 in details, allow me a short preamble… I know you, readers, and I know what the comments will be. Yes, no need to avoid the subject, the BR05 has a clear 1970s inspiration. Yes, it does take some elements from the most glorious luxury sports watches. The brand doesn’t even hide it. The Bell & Ross BR05 was envisioned as the brand’s urban watch, and in this instance,
After 13 years of watches manufactured together with Sinn, Bell & Ross became independent in 2005 with a watch that would become the brand’s hallmark: the BR01. This watch, easily recognizable amongst hundreds of other watches, laid the foundations for the decade to come. As we’ve explained in this in-depth article, the design was based on aviation instruments. In short: a round dial within a square case. Most of these military instruments share a no-nonsense design, based on functio
The Bell & Ross BR05 replica is launched as a full collection, comprising 10 references – 6 classic steel models, 2 with a skeletonized movement and 2 with a solid gold case. However, these 10 watches all share the same case, the same bracelet and the same base movement. Let’s start with the most important part – the case. As mentioned, we’re in front of a luxury sports watch, implying a shaped case – in this context a softened square with rounded angles. The basics of such a watch are here: raised bezel,
The classic, stainless steel versions BR05 Black Steel (ref. BR05A-BL-ST/SRB and BR05A-BL-ST/SST), BR05 Blue Steel (ref. BR05A-BLU-ST/SRB and BR05A-BLU-ST/SST) and BR05 Grey Steel (ref. BR05A-GR-ST/SRB and BR05A-GR-ST/SST) will be priced at USD 220 on rubber strap and USD 220on steel bracelet. The BR05 Skeleton limited editions (ref. BR05A-GR-SK-ST/SRB and BR05A-GR-SK-ST/SST) will be offered at USD 200 on rubber strap and USD 230on steel bracelet.