Tourbillon watches are some of the most expensive types of watches on the planet, but this BR-X1 Skeleton Tourbillon Sapphire from Bell & Ross is extremely expensive by any standards. It retails for just under half a million dollars with a sticker price of $480,000.
The skeletonized tourbillon movement is what makes this an extremely unique watch. Most of the appeal with tourbillon watches is being able to see all of the inner workings but with this fully skeletonized watch, you actually get a completely unencumbered view of everything happening inside, a true rarity in the horology world. The Bell Ross BR-X1 Skeleton Tourbillon Sapphire is available for purchase exclusively online through the Bell Ross e-boutique for customers in the United States, Europe, and Australia.
Movement: calibre BR-CAL.288. Hand-wound skeletonized tourbillon movement. 20 jewels, 21,600 vph. 100-hour power reserve.
Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective coating.
Functions: hours and minutes. Flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock. Strap: Translucent rubber.
Case: 45 mm in diameter. Sapphire
Dial: Skeletonized at 12 o’clock. Superluminova® indices. Metal skeletonized Superluminova®-filled hour and minute hands.
Buckle: pin. Satin-polished steel
I think one of the things I love about this watch is even if you have the $480,000 to purchase it you’re not buying this watch to have other people see you wear it. Sure, it looks awesome, that’s indisputable. But there are only a few thousand people in the entire world who will recognize this for what it is, others will think you’ve just got great taste. So you’re essentially spending half a million on a watch because you love that watch, and that’s pretty awesome.
For more details on this watch and/or to purchase one for yourself you can CLICK HERE to visit Bell & Ross’ website.