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  • Manufacturer: Bell & Ross
    Material: Bronze CuSn8. Screw-down crown. Titanium case-back with transparent sapphire crystal
    Calibre: manufacture movement BR-CAL.281 calibre. hand-wound mechanical. hours and minutes. Tourbillon. Regulator. Power reserve indicator (5 days). Accuracy indicator.
    Bracelet/Strap: hand-distressed brown alligator leather. Titanium PVD-coated steel pin.
    Dimensions: 46 mm. Diameter

  • Catalogue Essay


    The most fearsome fighters have historically flaunted their bravery by displaying the skull symbol, both to intimidate their opponents and to ward off ill fortune. Today, it still figures on military equipment, such as uniforms, emblems and aeroplanes. The famous "Jolly Roger" is a decorative element that is used as a talisman or a rebel symbol.
    Faithful to this spirit, the BR 01 SKULL BRONZE boldly displays the skull and crossbones, formed by the bezel and the screws, which resemble the pirate flags of the past. In addition, the hands on its relief honeycomb dial reveal other traditional motifs from the military world: the sword and the dagger.
    Seemingly protected by the skull at the centre of the watch, the tourbillon reveals its revolving cage in pink gold at the bottom of the dial.
    To give the new BR 01 SKULL BRONZE TOURBILLON a unique look, Bell & Ross designed its case using bronze with a micro-blasted finish. Initially presenting a shade that suggests tones of pink or red gold, bronze acquires a patina over time, which gives it an incomparable ancient look.


Lot offered with No Reserve

The BR01 Tourbillon Skull Bronze combines the courage symbol of the skull, the sophistication of an exceptional mechanical movement and an extreme patina of the case, as if it aroused from the past, such a treasure found in a sunken pirate ship…

46 mm. Diameter

CHF100,000 - 120,000 

Sold for CHF100,000

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Geneva Auction 7 November 2015 3pm