The Basics

The Bell & Ross BR X1 Tourbillon Sapphire was introduced at BaselWorld 2016. It features a hand-wound, monopoussoir chronograph movement with tourbillon escapement, which is housed in a sapphire crystal case.

Brand: Bell & Ross
Family: Instruments
Reference: BRX1-CHTB-SAPHIR
Name: BR-X1 Tourbillon Chronograph Sapphire
Produced: 2016
Limited: Yes, 10 units

Below is a detailed look at Bell & Ross’s model BRX1-CHTB-SAPHIR from Instruments watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.

Bell & Ross Instruments BRX1-CHTB-SAPHIR

The Details

Bell & Ross’s BR-X1 Tourbillon Chronograph Sapphire (BRX1-CHTB-SAPHIR) was originally released in 2016. This watch features a hand-wound movement beating at a frequency of 21600 bph (3 Hz) to provide a 100-hour power reserve when fully wound.

The Case

The titanium, sapphire case measures 45mm in diameter and roughly mm thick, with 24mm lug width. The square case is paired with a skeleton color dial with stick-shaped hands, and a stick / dot hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. Bell & Ross’s Instruments model BRX1-CHTB-SAPHIR is water resistant up to 100 meters (328 ft). A display caseback is over the back of the watch case.

Material: Titanium, Sapphire
Glass: Sapphire
Back: Display
Shape: Square
Diameter: 45mm
Height: mm
Lug Width: 24mm
W/R: 100

Case Diameter

Case Thickness

Lug Width

Water Resistance

The Movement

The Instruments BRX1-CHTB-SAPHIR movement is a powered by caliber BR-CAL.283 made by Bell & Ross. The 35-jewel hand-wound movement is mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 21600 semi-oscillations per hour or 3 Hz. This movement offers a 100-hour power reserve.

Type: Hand-Wound
Brand: Bell & Ross
Caliber: BR-CAL.283
Base: N/A
Display: Analog
Diameter: mm
Jewels: 35
Reserve: 100 hours
Frequency: 21600 bph
Time: Hours, Minutes
Chronograph: Chronograph, Column wheel, Monopoussoir
Additionals: Tourbillon Escapement

The Price

How much does the Bell & Ross’s Instruments BRX1-CHTB-SAPHIR cost? This watch was introduced in 2016 and has been in Bell & Ross’s collection for around . This watch is a limited edition with just 10 pieces released. As with most luxury watches, the price of depends on the availability and demand.

CURRENT PRICE: 450000

For more information, visit Bell & Ross online.

Specifications:

  • Brand: Bell & Ross
  • Model: BR-X1 Tourbillon Chronograph Sapphire
  • Reference Number: BRX1-CHTB-SAPHIR
  • Limited: Yes, 10 units

Case & Dial:

  • Material: Titanium, Sapphire
  • Glass: Sapphire
  • Back: Display
  • Diameter: 45
  • Thickness:
  • Lug Width: 24
  • Dial Color: Skeleton
  • Indexes: Stick / Dot and Stick-shaped hands
  • Water Resistance: 100 meters

Movement:

  • Winding: Hand-Wound
  • Brand: Bell & Ross
  • Caliber: BR-CAL.283
  • Display: Analog
  • Diameter: mm
  • Jewels: 35
  • Power Reserve: 100 hours
  • Frequency: 21600 bph
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes

About Bell & Ross

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Bruno Belamich and Carlos Rosillo founded Bell & Ross in 1992, focusing on aviator and diving watches. Today, its manufacturing is based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The brand’s Vintage Collection includes the PW1, WW1, WW2, and Vintage BR models.

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