Bell & Ross is well known by its aviation and military-themed timepieces, although in these last couple of years they’ve been also inspired by racing cars and released some incredible experimental watches. Part of this experimental collection is a watch that we’ve seen, reviewed and appreciated here on Monochrome, the BR-X1. For the end of this year, the model is back with a new colour scheme and new materials, with the Bell & Ross BR-X1 White Hawk Collection. This Bell & Ross BR X1 White Hawk features a 45mm titanium case made by G&F Châtelain, the sister company of Bell & Ross in Chanel’s stable of luxury names, and the same company that makes cases for the likes of MB&F and Richard Mille.
The case is titanium, micro-blasted to a smooth matte finish and framed by a matte white ceramic band. It features the X1’s signature rocker pushers that are pivoted on one end and topped with grey rubber inserts for grip. Inspired by private jet exteriors, the grade 5 titanium case has been micro blasted, while the ceramic band is matte to avoid reflections from light. The dial uses the very same color codes, with all parts being mostly white or grey, except the 30-minute counter and the tip of the central chronograph hand, which are both finished in bright red.
The watch shows off an automatic ETA 2894-2 chronograph movement, with a specifically designed, X-shaped bridge on top, that’s visible through the sapphire dial with its distinctive X-shaped top bridge, a skeletonized date wheel and a pleasant decoration. Limited to 250 pieces, the watch comes on a rubber and calfskin strap in grey, priced at EUR 17,900 and already available from the brand’s webshop and from retailers.