Bell & Ross BR 01 Laughing Skull 2018

 


Bell & Ross has been known its skull faces watches for the last decade starting with the BR01  in 2009.  Today, Bell & Ross is going one step further with a new skull watch, this time equipped with an automation movement to make the skull grins back at you (see the video above)

Now let’s geek out over the watch’s material and mechanism:

The bold timepiece is made from microblasted steel. The 46mm case is decorated with “Clous de Paris” finish. This type of guilloche pattern requires special machining. The marriage of the Skull dial and its guilloche case adds to the character of the whole piece. The coolest thing about the watch is the skull’s mandible is animated during winding. To create it, the brand developed the BR-CAL.206: a caliber entirely produced by the manufacture that is also skull-shaped, so that the mechanism fits the case perfectly. In the extension of the 4 bones, the 4 bridges secure the main plate to the case and come together to form a single assembly floating in the center of the watch.

To make you understand a little better about the iconic Bell & Ross BR01 Skull Series, we have created a chronological order of the skull collection from 2009 till today

BR01 Laughing Skull is limited to 500 pieces worldwide and will be made available in July 2018 at Bell & Ross Boutiques at Pavilion KL, the Gardens KL, Gurney Plaza Penang and selected authorized watch retailers in Malaysia and Singapore