Bell & Ross, “BR01 Casino” for Only Watch Bell & Ross, “BR01 Casino”. Very fine and unique, square, self-winding, waterresistant, PVD-coated and 18K pink gold wristwatch with a casino roulette wheel reproduced in the center of the watch, and an 18K pink gold Bell & Ross buckle. Accompanied by fitted box and Certificate.
Case: Three-body, polished and brushed, straight lugs, bezel with four screws, screwed-down winding crown. Sapphire crystal.
Dial: Casino roulette wheel display representing three black concentric pink gold disks, the “0” numeral on the outside disk displays the hours; the small roulette ball on the middle disk indicates the minutes, the central disk of the roulette turns at the rhythm of the seconds.
Movement: Based on Eta 2892, rhodium-plated, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, hack mechanism. Dial, case and movement signed. Diameter 46 mm.
Estimated price: €20,000 – 40,000
Realised price: €18,000
About Bell & Ross
Bell & Ross is a French watch company headed by the French and Swiss designers Bruno Belamich and Carlos A. Rosillo. The brand was launched in 1992, and the first watches were designed by Belamich and Rosillo and made by a German watchmaker, Sinn. Watches such as the BR Instrument have been designed to replicate the shape of a cockpit instrument taken from an aircraft. The BR02 range caters for diving professionals through the use of highly legible dials and cases water resistant to withstand 1000 metres of pressure. Another offering is the Hydromax; which contains hydraulic fluid within the case to counteract the effects of external pressures. Bell & Ross’s first watches were virtual re-issues of Sinn models and carried the Bell & Ross logo as well as Sinn’s. The partnership ended in 2002, when Bell & Ross began its own independent production in their facilities La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The aesthetic appeal of Bell & Ross is mirrored in their four design principles, namely optimal water resistance, highly accurate Swiss mechanical movements, clear visual indicators, such as those found on aircraft instrument panels, and special functions intended for specific uses.