In a Minute: Bell & Ross BR05 Skeleton Gold

A wrist statement piece, the timepiece is covered in 18K rose gold and contains 155g of gold.


Bell & Ross’s first watch, the BR 01 modelled on cockpit instruments, upended traditional watchmaking codes in 2005. The French watchmaker returned to earth 14 years later with the BR 05, its first tool watch made for urban explorers. There are now more than 20 models in this collection. The newest is perhaps its most eye-catching. The BR 05 Skeleton Gold is dressed entirely in rose gold; Bell & Ross reveals that each timepiece contains 155g of gol.

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In the face of a watch this striking, it makes sense that Bell & Ross would use this opportunity to showcase its exclusive BR-CAL.322 skeletonised automatic movement finished with 18K rose gold. A similarly plated oscillating weight powers the watch.

The skeletonised hour and minute hands are also plated with 18K rose gold, but coated with white SuperLuminova, creating an interesting contrast and providing greater legibility. Lastly, the timepiece has a satin finish and a polished bracelet made from, you guessed it, rose gold. Bell & Ross has also provided a black rubber strap option when the occasion calls for stealth.

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Bell & Ross BR05 Skeleton Gold


CASE: 40mm satin-finished and polished 18K rose gold

PRICE: $50,000


Smaller than its size of 40mm, thanks to the ingenious integrated bracelet design Bell & Ross pioneered with the first edition of the BR 05 back in 2019. The first link forms part of the case, creating a watch that wraps nicely around your wrist. The BR 05 Skeleton Gold is limited to 99 pieces worldwide.

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