Bell and Ross BR 05 GMT Sky BlueJune 20, 2023
Bell & Ross has just released their latest interpretation of their urban living-inspired BR 05 GMT range, the Sky Blue. With its mixture of cool steel and blue highlights, this automatic watch definitely lives up to its heavenly name. The BR 05 GMT Sky Blue is a watch designed for the urban inhabitant that enjoys a subtle – yet noticeable – presence on their wrist. With its squared design, it’s bold without being ostentatious, the way any good watch worth its salt should be. The Sky Blue is able to toe the line between being vintage-inspired and totally contemporary, drawing at times from classic integrated bracelet sports watch designs, but in a notably Bell & Ross way, using their well understood square case as a starting point. The look of the watch itself is impressively modern. The steel case is satin-polished for a warmer look while the caseback is sapphire, featuring a 360° oscillating weight. It’s the subtle touches that are now synonymous with Bell & Ross that elevates this watch above others under the label’s offerings. The Sky Blue, like others in the BR 05 GMT range, is powered by a Calibre BR-CAL.325 automatic movement (a rebadged Sellita SW330). This will give the wearer a 42-hour power reserve. This watch also features a GMT complication that allows for the tracking of a second time zone. Cleverly painted on the flange, day and evening are distinguished by a split color scheme: gray for the daytime (6 am to 6 pm) and blue for the night-time (6 pm to 6 am). Both colors complement the blue sunray and white numerals of the dial. The BR 05 GMT comes in two price points, depending on the strap chosen. The steel bracelet retails for $5,500 while the blue rubber strap is a cool $5,000. Either option integrates seamlessly into the 41mm steel case, making both good choices for those looking to marry design and functionality in their wardrobe.
Following its first release in 2021 and the immaculate BR 05 GMT White late last year, Bell & Ross takes it to the sky with its latest BR 05 GMT Sky Blue timepiece. Deeply rooted in the borrowed technicality and functionality from the world of aeronautics, the maison is dedicated to creating time instruments that are both appealing to urban dwellers and jet setters. Today, the new BR 05 GMT Sky Blue celebrates a coming-together of the azure sky and the blue planet. A celestial and inspiring hue, natural as much as symbolic, modern yet millennial — but most of all, it is a universal colour that can be found everywhere. The new BR 05 GMT Sky Blue is all about duality. Dedicated to season travellers as well as city dwellers, the narrative transcends both aerial and urban, sporty and chic. The watch is designed for travelling, offering 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. The flange is constructed with a two-tone treatment, sky blue and silver, satin-brushed and rhodium-plated — allowing its wearer to immediately identify the difference between the hours of the day and those of the night. When it comes to daily use, the timepiece is flexible. There are two types of attachments to choose from according to your needs. A stainless-steel bracelet that fits perfectly into a 41mm wide case, as well as a blue rubber strap that perfectly matches the tint of the watch.