Bell & Ross have just announced the release of the new Limited Edition Bell & Ross BR01 Cyber Skull, this limited edition release will see only 500 pieces released to the market and for the avid collector another special piece for their collections.
BR01 Cyber Skull Info
With its cut sides and sharp edges, the angular silhouette of the BR 01 CYBER SKULL is reminiscent of that of certain fighter planes described as invisible. Its case is modelled like the fuselage on an F117 fighter plane. To disappear from the radar and seem invisible, these bombers had faceted
fuselages that waves would ricochet off. All their surfaces were faceted, making them almost undetectable to radars. This stealth technique is also used on the most sophisticated military ships, in order to conceal their visual identity as much as possible.
Bell & Ross has chosen to adorn its CYBER SKULL with black matte ceramic. This anti-reflective colour is also used on some military vehicles. Its glazed superstructure is reminiscent of the canopy on a jet. More than just a colour, the new black matte used on the watch gets its depth from
a ceramic used to match its design. Its lines, structured like those of a fighter plane, pass under the radar and establish a new language.
In sharp contrast to classic watchmaking shapes that favour curves and roundness, the architecture of the new BR 01 CYBER SKULL exonerates it from traditional design and allows it to establish its creativity. All whilst respecting its military and aviation roots. Each element of the watch, the case middle, bezel, crown, skull, crossbones, is structured within the many faces that sculpt the surfaces, creating volumes and a 3D image. To escape the radar but attract attention.
It all started in 2009 when Bell & Ross launched its first BR 01 SKULL, which dared to shake up traditional watchmaking codes.
From the Vikings of the first millennium to the paratroopers of the Second World War, including the pirates of the 17th and 18th centuries, the skull has always been a very prominent warlike symbol.
Approaching its tenth anniversary, the iconic Bell & Ross SKULL family welcomes a new addition with several faces, it is where watchmaking, design, symbolism and bold creativity meet. The new BR 01 CYBER SKULL marks a break with style. It turns a page. Its avant-garde design sends this iconic series into the future.
Sculpted like a stealth plane…It maintains a strong link with aeronautics.
Its angular design as well as matte colors are reminiscent of military stealth bombers. To escape the radar but attract attention.
Designed like a work of art… Its extremely modern lines echo contemporary art and in particular a certain avant-garde trend.
Its many facets offer a fascinating play on the multiplication of perspectives, between flat and smooth surfaces, creating a pixilation effect.
Futuristic origami? Memento mori 2.0? New cameo by a cyborg? The BR 01 CYBER SKULL produces a multifaceted approach.
Created like aN Haute Horlogerie piece…Behind its provocative, symbolic and artistic face, the BR 01 CYBER SKULL hides the secrets of an automaton watch belonging to the world of Haute Horlogerie
Created like a designer object… The angular shapes of the CYBER SKULL break tradition with neo-vintage trend Skull watches often belong to. Its geometric lines are part of the same futuristic universe as those of cars or art.
DREAMT LIKE A FUTURISTIC ARCHITECTURE…Its case is inspired by the original BR 01 but its contours have been revised with sharp edges that give it an ultra-contemporary look. The CYBER SKULL also plays with light and transparency
AN AVANT-GARDE MECHANICAL JEWEL…Unifying, it can move art lovers and aesthetes in the same way it can move watch collectors.
Available in boutiques and on the Bell & Ross website through this Link
Edited by Arrnott Olssen