Item Type: Replica BR 05 BLACK STEEL Watches
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Model Number: BR05A-BL-ST/SRB
Brand Name: Bell & Ross
Dial Diameter: 40 mm
Case Shape: Square
Clasp Type: folding, Satin-polished steel
Boxes: common box package without paper
Band Material Type: rubber
Water Resistance Depth: life proof water
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date
Bell and Ross co-founder Carlos Rosillo (Carlos Rosillo) showed his new “baby” to the team a few months before his official debut with a big smile on his face. Bell & Ross BR 05 is the latest chapter in the ever-evolving saga of the Paris brand, aiming to match the sensitivity of modern fashion with the ancient pleasure of wearing an instrument on the wrist. Unlike most previous timepieces of Bell & Ross, BR 05 was inspired entirely by something more modern, while most previous timepieces of Bell & Ross focused on imitating a specific style or theme of the past (presented according to today’s taste).
In short, Bell & Ross BR 05 is the brand’s tempting, wise and unique answer to wearing a stylish sports watch on an all-in-one bracelet. Patek Philippe Nautilus, Audemars Piguet and other extremely popular watches, as well as Rolex Submariner Rolex Submariner watches, are slightly favored today. , I like to stay active,” and “Looking at me, I have money, taste, and have the confidence to wear it. “
The appeal of watches with integrated case and bracelet
Anyone can make the most direct complaint against Bell & Ross BR 05, and it may be its greatest asset. “Didn’t Bell and Rose just imitate the Patek Philippe Nautilus in their own style?” one person may ask. The short answer to this question is “yes”, but this will completely ignore the greater popularity of high-quality men’s bracelet watches we see today, because Bell & Ross is not entirely trying to steal sales from Swiss Patek Philippe. On the contrary, Bell & Ross realized the importance of this product field and did their best by launching a series of beautiful new timepieces. More importantly, people can easily think that because the BR 05 is very cost-effective, Bell & Ross deserves attention in this product category.
What made an integrated bracelet sports watch like Nautilus so popular in the first place? Patek Philippe does not seem to have made any outstanding contributions to the promotion of this category. In fact, like Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Nautilus has been dumb for a long time. In fact, Nautilus was initially criticized for its ugliness. However, it does reflect the magic weapon to win, that is, the watch industry should generally praise Mr. Gerald Gunta’s popularity.
My explanation for BR 05 or Nautilus watches is that it is an attractive men’s bracelet, which happens to have a watch attached to it. In short, these are jewellery bracelets, for me, it is practical by adding a dial. Even Gerald Genta himself is known for laughing at himself for not particularly fond of watches. Instead, his interest is to make jewelry bracelets more popular with men. The trick is to make a bracelet, which is not only a means to fix the watch on the wrist, but also a decorative element in itself. Logically, this is a reasonable reasoning, because most of the visual space of a watch (when worn) is a strap or bracelet.
Nowadays, the widespread popularity of high-end (mainly) steel sports watches on bracelets is not only integrated with the relevant current taste and this appearance. It also deals with the supply of economics and the watch industry. Luxury consumption pays more attention to value. This means that people who are interested in a brand worth watching are more interested in wearing the name and are also interested in convenience. Patek Philippe wears pure gold, and the prospect of complexity (and therefore easier to break) is not as good as a steel fake watches for sale that only shows the time. It has a better daily wearing experience. The advantage of a sports watch is that it does not make the wearer look too old or bored. Mature men spend most of their time in business attire, but still want people to know that they lead an active life,
It must also be considered that the popular steel sports watches produced on bracelets by Patek Philippe and Rolex are simply not enough. Since the demand for entry-level products from these popular companies is still high, consumers who want to buy these watches are often unhappy. The waiting list for Patek Philippe to obtain Nautilus watches is (last I saw) more than 12 years.
Bell and Ross copy (and other companies) logically see it as an opportunity. If consumers are interested in under-supply product categories, why not provide their own answers to the question of integrated bracelet watches. Bell & Ross is not the only company that offers such watches, but BR 05 is the most interesting company among them, and of course it is inspired by the world of Bell & Ross itself.
Learn about Bell&Ross BR 05 design
As far as I know, the design journey of BR 05-completely done in-house by Bell & Ross-starts with the brand’s own heritage. This means that Bell & Ross was not inspired by pilot watches, cockpit instruments, racing cars, diving equipment, etc., but was inspired and created its own answer. The result is interesting because its surface looks very inspired by Gerald Genta, but then you will find many design elements appearing in previous Bell & Ross watches. The first is the square case that pays tribute to Bell&Ross BR 01, and the bracelet’s links can be traced back to the early Bell&Ross watches produced by Sinn.
Design areas such as hands seem to be favored by Gerald Genta, and throughout the process, the integrated lugs slope downward on the side of the case. When consumers seek such watches, Bell & Ross obviously wants to be seen as a choice, so the familiarity with vision is beneficial to them. In other words, Bell & Ross tried to use itself and its previous models as the inspiration for the BR 05 in all other respects. In this regard, BR 05 is very much in line with the brand’s DNA.
In terms of size, BR 05 is very eye-catching, but for most wrists it is hardly too big. The BR 05 case is smaller than the 46 mm wide BR 01 and 42 mm BR 03. The BR 40 case is 40 mm wide, but considering the shape of the case, it will wear a little on the larger size. Its thickness is 10.33 mm, and the distance between the lugs is very wear-resistant, only 47.5 mm. The case is waterproof to 100 meters and has sapphire crystals on the top and back. The narrowing of the lugs at the connection of the bracelet and the taper of the bracelet itself help to maximize the appearance of the case and increase overall wearing comfort. The taste of the bracelet is very good, well-made, with solid polished links, but not too thick, adding a low-key wearing style in the design.
The dial design (which may vary by model) is both effective and simple. Bell & Ross combines the core “instrument” appearance of BR 01’s cockpit clock design with Panerai’s sporty minimalist style. The increase in the date makes BR 05 attract more consumers, and the overall dial ratio is also very good. I like the new little details, such as certain indexes that combine hour markers with Arabic numerals. Another detail that fans will like is how the four screws on the bezel are aligned so that the screw heads are all symmetrical.
Inside the BR 05 watch, Bell & Ross uses a movement specially made for them by Swiss Sellita, called the BR-CAL.321 automatic winding movement. The skeletonized version of the Fake watches has a BR-CAL.322 self-winding movement. The movement is tailor-made for Bell & Ross, the movement is visible from the back of the watch, where you can see the wheel-style automatic rotor design, Bell & Ross reminds us to adopt a “360 degree” design (the rotor weight is hidden in view). The movement operates at a frequency of 4 Hz and has a power reserve of about two days. This is one of the more and more examples of Sellita’s custom-made movements for specific watch brands. Each watch brand is less likely to manufacture its own movement, while companies such as Sellita will produce specific movements for brand partners (in this case, Bell & Ross), and even fewer in the future.
Bell&Ross BR 05 launched the “Urban Explorer” model
Bell & Ross provided some versions of BR 05 at the time of release, focusing on explaining the development direction of the series. This means that people can clearly foresee at least some BR 05 model variants that will appear in the future, ranging from different colors to complications. The five launch models can be found on a matching metal bracelet or a suitable rubber strap. Personally, I think Bell & Ross does not need to produce two SKUs for each model, but can only sell the watch on the bracelet and sell the strap as part of the kit. In other words, there is a special science and strategy that can suggest brand model varieties that I don’t often know about.
The most unique among BR 05 watches is BR 05 gold, which comes with a robust 18k rose gold case. In view of the natural cost difference, perhaps this is the only model that makes sense, one version of the strap (reference number BR05A-BL-PG/SRB) and the other version (BR05A-BL-PG/SPG) make sense . With a simplified (no minute mark) black dial and gorgeous appearance, it will be interesting to see who wears this beauty.
Bell & Ross hopes that the eye-catching BR 05 Skeleton will become the most attractive model for watch enthusiasts and collectors. They may be correct. The simple hollow dial is clear and easy to read, and the price is not expensive? On the surface, the BR 05 skull head has an attractive value proposition and a beautiful appearance, with its grayish-gray appearance and mechanical feel visible through the dial.
Finally, there are three other mainstream versions of BR 05, which may constitute the majority of Bell & Ross products sold in batches in this series. These include BR 05 black, blue and gray, as well as the respective dial colors. Please note that Bell & Ross BR 05 black stainless steel (BR05A-BL-ST/SRB on the strap and BR05A-BL-ST/SST on the strap) has a different dial design because it has hour and minute marks, while BR 05 Blue Steel (BR05A-BLU-ST/SRB on the strap and BR05A-BLU-ST/SST on the strap) and BR 05 gray steel (BR05A-GR-ST/SRB on the strap and BR05A-GR-ST/SRB on the strap BR05A-GR-ST / SST) is a simpler dial with only time scales. As for which style to choose, this is really just a matter of style. I look forward to seeing the performance of Bell & Ross BR 05 in the market.