Blue is probably the most omnipresent colour in our universe. Reflected in the skies and the ocean, this cyan shade is one of the most compelling constituents in the colour wheel, inspiring many an artistic magnum opus, treasured jewellery and yes, even watches. Elevating the beauty of cerulean to new heights, Bell & Ross weaves the hue into haute horlogerie by way of the feminine BRS Diamond Eagle and the masculine BR-X1 Hyperstellar, two uniquely distinct timepieces crafted in a similar vein, that evokes the enigmatic depths of the cosmos.
Following the celebrated Vintage BR Aéronavale chronograph, the BRS Diamond and the BR-X1 Hyperstellar takes on blue with an ultramodern twist, fabricated in angular lines and cutting-edge sophistication that echoes a celestial flair. So if you're aiming for the horological stars, this royal Bell & Ross pair is the sensational duo to get kitted out in for the discerning gents and ladies.
An exceptional timepiece dedicated to the exploration of space, the BR-X1 Hyperstellar is an innovative timekeeping instrument that mirrors the enterprising interstellar venture that inspired its design. Hailed in an iconic square silhouette (now in its fifth generation) and hinted at with sporty elements, a mechanical skeleton movement beats at the core of its 45mm titanium frame. Structured to appear as an 'X' — a discreet reference to NASA's experimental projects — the intricate components line up into a watch face reminiscent of a planetary observation porthole through which the automatic calibre BR-CAL.313 can be seen.
Arcing along this complication, a brilliant ring of electric blue metal with appliqué indexes displays a tachymeter indicator that corresponds with a same-hued 60-second counter at 9 o'clock, complemented against the contrast of the BR-X1 Hyperstellar's gray satin-brushed case. Armed with photo-luminescent qualities for maximum legibility and clocking in as an ultra-light marvel, this is strength and sleek refinement made tangible by Bell & Ross' watchmaking traditions.
BRS Diamond Eagle
Not one to fall behind its masculine counterpart, a midnight blue dial studded with diamonds captures a different facet of this ubiquitous colour, exhibiting a constellation upon its façade that captures a piece of the cosmos within the frame of the BRS Diamond Eagle. An amalgamation of haute horlogerie-meets-celestial finery, the signature Bell & Ross square frame outlines a 39mm-sized sphere within which the watch face is etched with an exquisite sunray pattern in blue varnish that evokes the beauty of the night skies. Housed beneath this stunning dial is a quartz calibre BR-CAL.102 movement that powers the slim hands, tracking the passage of time much like an astronomy way finder.
Flashing a streamlined and stylishly starry guise, the captivating deep blue of the watch is augmented by alternate polished and satin finishes upon its steel casing, creating a distinctly contemporary visual that exudes a mysterious femininity. Available in two versions with a bezel embellished in cut white diamonds, the BRS Diamond Eagle is elegance bar none.
The BR-X1 Hyperstellar and the BRS Diamond Eagle are available at Bell & Ross boutiques.