A confluence of Haute Horlogerie, artwork and design manifests itself in a hanging timepiece that leaves a long-lasting impression lengthy after seeing it. On the very coronary heart of it lies a cranium whose symbolism extends previous values of memento mori and vanitas, demise and mortality, and adopted as varied navy insignia over the centuries.
The cranium displayed the bravery of formidable fighters from the Vikings to buccaneers and even the paratroopers of the 82nd and a hundred and first American Airborne Division through the Normandy landings. Drawing on the spirit of the brave, Bell & Ross unveiled the Bell & Ross BR 01 Cyber Cranium Bronze.
The discharge comes on the again of the BR 01 Cyber Cranium, which sees a futuristic and angular tackle the inimitable image of demise, amongst others. The Bell & Ross BR 01 Cyber Cranium Bronze shares the identical ultra-modern faceted type, though the case and cranium motif are clad in bronze, as its namesake suggests. At first look, the Bell & Ross BR 01 Cyber Cranium Bronze is a born extrovert — a dramatic bronze cranium levitates in an identical bronze case thanks to 2 sapphire crystal plates. The “residing” bronze alloy elevates the watch’s uniqueness, which develops a patina on the floor to stop additional corrosion to the layers beneath.
A completely new motion, the BR-CAL.210, was designed as a part of the discharge as conceptualisation, manufacturing, and meeting went solely in-house. A share of the motion is seen, whereas a majority of the remaining are positioned behind the cranium. An ingenious automaton is hid within the cranium — the cranium involves life when winding the crown because it seems to sneer or chuckle. No two watches would be the identical; in consequence, an additional testomony to the enchantment of the 500-piece restricted version watch.
This text first appeared on Males’s Folio Singapore.