Bell & Ross have taken the Skull based theme to a different level from first namesake themed watch which was the BR 01 “Skull” launched in 2009 to this latest Laughing Skull they have constantly upgraded their designs.The latest BR 01 Laughing Skull stands out from its predecessor, here the Jolly Roger comes to life and opens and closes its jaw in a silent grin when the user winds the watch with the crown.
The animation was only possible with the new in-house calibre BR – CAL.206 which was specially developed for this type of timepiece. The movement is housed in a 46 mm steel case decorated with a Clou de Paris guilloché pattern. (Clou de Paris is a special type of dial guilloche or embossing, resulting in small square knobs. It is also called Paris hobnail or simply hobnail )
In the extension of the 4 bones, the 4 bridges secure the main plate to the case to form a single assembly floating in the center of the watch. Mounted to the watch is a brown alligator strap with a rubber layer and is secured to the wrist by a micro-blasted steel pin buckle.
Limited to only 500 pieces. Priced @ 9900 USD Bell & Ross
The Zenith Chronomaster El Primero Range Rover Velar Special Edition is the second timepiece in a long-term partnership between the two companies.
The tie-up was announced in September 2016 with the unveiling of the El Primero special edition chronograph. This watch featured Range Rover branding on the dial, Fitted with the high-frequency El Primero 400B movement, the new El Primero Range Rover Special Edition chronograph features vintage-style pushers and a seconds hand detail redolent of the vehicle’s famous grille.
On the back of the watch stand the written Range Rover and Velar elegantly engraved on the oscillating weight and on the retaining ring of the transparent case back. The El Primero Velar is accompanied by a co-designed strap, made of sustainable rubber covered in Dark Gray calf leather, perforated with diamonds.
The leather of the strap is the same Scottish leather used for the acclaimed interiors of the Range Rover; the triple deployant buckle is made of titanium coated with diamond carbon (DLC).