Bell & Ross’ Tourbillon Sapphire Timepiece A Glimpse into the Future

By Paul Joseph

High-end watch brands are constantly trying to push the boundaries of innovation, but a select few also attempt to bring the future forward with futuristic new designs.

The latest to do just this is French horological experts Bell & Ross, who have created a limited edition series of dramatic looking timepieces called the BR-X1 Tourbillon Sapphire.

Limited to just five pieces, the futuristic appearance of the watches is achieved by the avant-garde use of transparent sapphire crystal to create the entire watch case, including both front and back.

Inside the square case is a transparent circular dial through which you can see the Swiss hand-wind Bell & Ross in-house caliber 285 movement with 35 jewels, 21,600 vph and a power reserve of four days.

The striking look of the watches is completed by a translucent rubber strap with metallic Kevlar weaving with a steel buckle.

Each of the five BR-X1 Tourbillon Sapphires by Bell & Ross are priced at $500,000.

By Paul Joseph