Bell and Ross BR 01 CYBER SKULLDecember 5, 2020
More than a decade after the debut of Bell & Ross‘ first-ever BR 01 Skull, the French watchmaker is once again tapping into the world of avant-garde haute horlogerie, creating the limited edition BR 01 Cyber Skull.
Sitting in the center of the 46.5mm black ceramic square case is the iconic skull motif, seemingly floating due to the see-through caseback and highly skeletonized calibre BR-CAL.206, which also rotates the ceramic skull itself when being hand-wound. Blacked out metal indices and hour and minute hands come fully lumed with Super-LumiNova for greater functionality in dark environments, while a 50m water resistance rating and black rubber strap protect the timepiece from moisture.
Not belonging to any set family, the BR 01 CYBERSKULL lays claim to avant-garde Haute Horlogerie. Breaking with tradition, it finds its raison d’être in the rich history of the Bell & Ross SKULLS family which was launched in 2009 and broke traditional watchmaking codes.
The symbol of a new generation, the BR 01CYBER SKULL embodies the story of a successful conclusion. The story of a brand for whom each detail has a meaning and purpose.
Bell & Ross’ signature BR wristwatch is essentially an aviation instrument in a square case, a style that works well as a military watch, explaining the iterations in camouflage or a fighter jet “heads-up display”.Sometimes associated with airborne troops, the skull is a recurring theme for the BR series, and one that has been continually refined over the last decade.
The new Bell & Ross BR 01 Cyber Skull. Until now, all of the Bell & Ross Skull watches were housed in the classic (oversized) BR 01 case, with its traditional square design and a transformation of the circular dial into a skull-shaped aperture. Also, the four functional screws were framed by classic crossbones, resulting in a vintage kind of style.
Bell & Ross the BR 01 Cyber Skull (2020 novelty) BR01-CSK-CE/SRB The BR skull watch been redesigned both visually and mechanically, most notably with the proprietary, automaton-skull form movement of two years ago. With the new BR 01 Cyber Skull, the brand has taken a new aesthetic direction with a case and dial that is strikingly modern
Bell & Ross is known for its unique approach to wristwear, implementing interesting designs, movements, and high-end materials to create one of the most pronounced catalogs in watchmaking.In 2009, it created one of its most questionable variants, the BR 01 Skull, bringing avante-garde ideation to its cleanly-tailored collection.