Bell & Ross BR05 series

Fight for new things.

Bell & Ross replica recently announced a new watch series that represents the design characteristics of many of its existing series. We have the rounded-corner case shape of the BR01 series, and signed Arabic numerals are found not only in the BR01 series but also in other Bell & Ross watches. The collection at the time of release included a basic 40mm square case design, with many changes in dial handling and strap or integrated steel bracelet. There will also be a hollow dial version, as well as an 18k rose gold watch, which can be worn on a black rubber strap or an integrated rose gold bracelet.

We are now focusing on the solid dial version of the stainless steel case of the watch, as they represent the clearest representation of the basic design of the new series. These are also the models that have attracted the most widespread attention so far, because whether the design is closely related to the early Bell & Ross design and has enough of its own personality to avoid too much controversy, which has caused a lot of controversy. The design is similar to other steel watches with integrated bracelets. These include Patek Philippe Nautilus, and of course the great grandfather of this type-Royal Oak (released in 1976 and 1972 respectively).

The design language connection between the BR05 series and the earlier signature BR01 (46mm) and BR03 (42mm) series is very simple. The BR01 and BR03 watches are inspired by aircraft cockpit instruments, and have large hands with anti-lu treatment, Arabic script at the quarter, and a round bezel with a round dial. All cases are located on rounded corners. Inside the square case. Four protruding screws fix the upper and lower parts of the housing together. The new BR05 series also contains many such elements, including the same number font, four screws, and a round dial in a square frame. However, in the case of the new series, the rounded squares form the frame instead of the actual case, which is a modified version of the BR01/03 case shape.

Where the BR01/BR03 series use simple straight lugs, BR05 has an extension of the case that flows into the first center link of the one-piece metal bracelet, which has a brushed link and a polished center Chain link. Another new feature of the BR05 series is the addition of a crown guard. However, the latter can also be found in BR 03-92 divers. When you see BR05 and BR 03-92 side by side, the similarities between BR05 and previous BR series watches may become clearer. The movement is BR-CAL.321 movement, the basic movement Sellita SW-300. The three basic steel watches are Black, Blue and Grey Steel watches, which are named after different dial treatments (anthracite black, daylight matte gray and blue that looks very lively). This is the BR series of watches that are smaller than usual, and it is also the watch with the lowest technical content and the closest connection to the aviation industry-apparently more appealing to a wider audience than the previous version, and appealing to a wider range of tastes. The 100-meter waterproof function highlights its daily usability.

From a business perspective and on multiple levels, this is a very logical move for Bell & Ross. BR01/03 watches are original watches that can be recognized at a glance, but I always think that they also have a fairly specific audience. Indeed, depending on the model, they not only have a connection with aviation, but also have great appeal from a design point of view. However, the size and shape of the enclosure do limit the number of people they may come into contact with.

The steel BR05 watch has no reservations about its original design-the influence of Royal Oak and Nautilus is very obvious, but they also raise some interesting questions about the evolution of watch design. The founder Ben Clymer conducted Talking Watches with Jean-Claude Biver, who was in charge of the LVMH watch department at the time, in 2014. Biver’s personal watch collection is as you might expect and it’s amazing-his Audemars Piguet Grand Comp pocket watch alone is worth the price of the ticket-but one of the most interesting moments was as early as when Ben asked him what he thought of himself I thought of many people saying that the “Big Bang” looks too much like the Royal Oak. Ironically, Biver bluntly replied: “One hundred percent, it looks like it. So what?”

He laughed (and caught our attention) and explained why he believes that there are inevitable family similarities between Hublot and Royal Oak, and why this was not really thought of until 2004 (his argument It’s too detailed to talk about here, but only in that part of the conversation, it’s definitely worth watching this episode again). Then, he continued to discuss his impression of Nautilus when he was working at Audemars Piguet in 1976. At that time, Ben said that today people regard offshore and the Big Bang as enemies, but Royal Oak and Nautilus are friends. . “They didn’t treat it as a friend in 1976,” Biver shot back. “I was in AP at the time and people didn’t find it as a friend. We don’t believe they are friends, and we don’t think they are very friendly.’This is a copy of the Royal Oak,’ [is what people said in 1976.” Fake Cheap watches

The point this gave me is that it is difficult to determine that a certain point of a certain design has become part of the broader design vocabulary of the industry, and many features of this design have existed for decades and have been widely used, so it is difficult Determine this point. Proprietary, similar should be avoided at all costs. The iPhone is a good example-it hasn’t been like it was when it first came out, but now no one talks about lack of imagination or plagiarism if another company produces a rectangular touchscreen phone with a round frame (or if it does, Compared to 2007, when the late Steve Jobs announced the first model, it is much harder to take them seriously.

The integrated bracelet, the prominent brushed steel bezel, the round baton pointer and the markings on the Royal Oak entered the Nautilus in 1976; in 1976, a strap very similar to the Nautilus appeared in the Ingenieur Jumbo designed by Gèrald Genta design. The watch also uses Royal Oak’s bezel screws. In 1977, Vacheron launched the 222th anniversary designed by Jorg Hysek. The watch has some elements of the Royal Oak case geometry, as well as certain features of the Nautilus and giant bracelet designs. But the interconnection geometry is different. In the decades that followed, all the iconic features of these watches were enthusiastically adopted by other manufacturers, and they continue to appear today (for many years, Girard Perregaux Laureato’s many variants are just one example; overseas Vacheron Constantin is another An example, the latter comes from the direct lineage of 222).

Indeed, the BR05 steel model also has the influence of other watches. However, at this point, my own feeling is that this is more influenced by a genre than any watch, and in any case, the link to the previous BR05 watch seems to me visually very So clear that the problem of complete replication cannot be solved at all. It seems not applicable. In Bell & Ross’s own series, it provides features that no other watch can provide-iconic design, multi-functional execution, and the basic elements of BR01/03 design should be opened to a wider audience. Wholesale Fake Discount watches

I also think this is a very honest work. Bell & Ross has no past history or tradition of making this kind of watches. I think they have done a very good job of combining some of the main design cues of traditional watches with history. The number of stainless steel sports watches over the past fifty years. This collective heritage generally has a relatively narrow visual palette, but after careful handling, there is still enough space to make many of its most classic functions appear fresh, and I have incorporated many parts of Bell and Rose. Identity, for which I have contributed to the history of watch design in a deliberate way. In addition, they can even align the baffle screws.

The Basics
Brand: Bell & Ross
Model: BR05
Reference Number: BR05A-BL-ST, BR05A-GR-ST, BR05A-BL-ST (black dial, grey dial, blue dial)

Diameter: 40mm
Thickness: 11mm
Case Material: stainless steel
Dial Color: black, grey, or blue
Indexes: applied
Lume: Super-LumiNova, hands and dials
Water Resistance: 100 meters
Strap/Bracelet: satin-polished steel, or black rubber

The Movement
Caliber: BR-CAL.321
Functions: time and date
Power Reserve: 38 hours
Winding: automatic
Frequency: 28,800
Jewels: 25