Bell & Ross Instrument Tourbillion
Watch bloggers have been all abuzz about the Bell & Ross BR01 Instrument Tourbillon. Bell & Ross, a company which is famed for big square watches that take their inspiration from a plane's clock has joined the rest of the watchmaking world in creating a watch with multiple complications including a tourbillon. The new watch includes a tourbillon, precision indicator, regulator and a power reserve indicator. It has carbon fiber bridges and a black carbon finish. The Trust Index (which had earlier bloggers thinking it might be a thrust indicator) shows the accuracy of the movement in accordance with the tension on the barrels. The watch as white photo-luminescent coating on the hands, numbers and index in contrast with the black dial. The regulator features an hour counter and a large minute hand. A removable caseback reveals the movement through a sapphire crystal. The watch is sold with two straps in rubber and black alligator. Not everyone is a fan of this watch, Chad the Watch Guy likens a tourbillon in a Bell & Ross to putting an Hermes saddle on a donkey.
[via Time Zone]