Aviation Evolution: The Bell & Ross BR-X1 White Hawk

Bell & Ross BR-X1 White Hawk

If you think Bell & Ross is all about watches wrenched out of an aircraft cockpit, well… you’re pretty much right there. If you think that’s all they are however, look at the BR-X1 White Hawk.

Based in most part on the titanium and ceramic BR-X1 from a few years back, this version adds a little more impact resistance with an outer protective ceramic band and integrated chronograph pushers. It still has the skeletonised movement the collection’s known for, but this time built to withstand, shall we say, a less than perfect landing.

Bell & Ross BR-X1 White Hawk

Limited to 250 pieces, it’s at the higher end of the Bell & Ross range at 17,900 Euros (roughly £15,800) but Bell & Ross hasn’t stopped there.

Bell & Ross BR-X1 White Hawk Chronograph Tourbillon Hand-wound Monopusher

Bell & Ross BR-X1 White Hawk Chronograph Tourbillon Hand-wound Monopusher (155,000 Euros)

They have also introduced a second model in the same style but with considerably more going on inside. Not only does it feature a monopusher chronograph but at 6 o’clock through the skeletonised dial you can clearly see a tourbillon. Limited to just 20 watches, this version is even higher up the pricing chain – all the way up to 155,000 Euros (roughly £137,260);


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Sam Kessler

Legend has it that Sam’s first word was ‘escapement’ and, while he might have started that legend himself, he’s been in the watch world long enough that it makes little difference. As the editor of Oracle Time, he’s our leading man for all things horological – even if he does love yellow dials to a worrying degree. Owns a Pogue; doesn’t own an Oyster Perpetual. Yet.

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