Ten years after the first Bell & Ross Cyber Skull the latest version confirms the prominent place that the company occupies within contemporary watch design.
The new BR 01 Cyber Skull Bronze takes up the square case with sharp edges and bevelled corners of the Cyber Skull in a bronze version. This watch, with a complex personality, combines high-tech materials such as ceramic and sapphire crystal, and avant-garde design. Bronze is a living alloy that evolves over time. It acquires a unique patina in contact with each person’s skin.
For this new model, Bell & Ross has developed a 100% manufacture mechanism. Its manual winding activates an automaton part. By turning the crown, the jaw of the skull comes alive. The skull seems to sneer. The Cyber Skull seems to laugh in the face of death. The BR-CAL.210 calibre, almost invisible, is concealed behind the skull. Plates and bridges follow the shape of the skull and extend under the four femurs.
The Skull family is the first Bell & Ross watch to feature an automaton animation. These parts take their origin from the mechanisms that appeared in Europe in the 14th century. On the Cyber Skull Bronze, the skull is inserted between two sapphire crystal plates as if floating in the centre of the case.
BR 01 CYBER SKULL BRONZE
500 pcs Limited edition
Movement: BR-CAL.210. Manufacture. Hand-wound mechanical.
Functions: hours and minutes. Moving skull jawbone when wound by hand.
Case: 45 mm x 46.7 mm. 13.70 mm thick. Satin-finished and polished CuSn8 bronze. Sapphire and CuAI7Si2 bronze caseback.
Dial: skeletonised. Rose gold-plated brass skull (or bronze coloured skull). Gilt metal skeletonised Super-LumiNova®-filled hour and minute hands. Balance at 12 o’clock.
Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective coating.
Water-resistance: 50 metres.
Strap: black rubber.
Buckle: pin. Satin-finished and polished CuAI7Si2 bronze.
Price (SRP): £10,300.00
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