Bell & Ross BR 05 Skeleton Green
Previously available in black, blue, and grey, the fourth addition the BR 05 Skeleton family features a green-tinted crystal that offers a view into the skeletonized dial. The olive green crystal gives you a look at the BR-CAL.322 automatic movement, which has a 38-hour power reserve. The watch features a 40mm stainless steel case that’s fitted to a steel bracelet or a khaki green rubber strap to match the dial.
The “Bell & Ross BR 05 Skeleton Green collection” by Bell & Ross keeps expanding on the skeletonized theme. Back in 2019 they released a steel skeletonized dial, which recently was followed up by a more luxurious gold version. Now they’ve added a green skeletonized dial, thanks to the use of an intermediate tinted sapphire crystal.
The 40mm case comes in the iconic Bell & Ross circle in a square format, made of stainless-steel with a mix of vertically brushed surfaces and polished accents. While mounted to the case is a fixed rounded out square bezel with exposed screws.
On the flip-side we have an exhibition case back, which allows a view into the inner workings of the mechanical movement and continues the exposed theme found on its dial.
It comes equipped with a setting-crown surrounded by crown guards, which give the case an overall concise and compact look. The crown has also been engraved with the ampersand logo that Bell & Ross is renowned for. All topped by a sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating, which assists with water-resistance reaching up to 100 meters (330 feet).
Time is exhibited on a skeleton dial that appears to be green due to it being directly under an intermediate olive green-tinted sapphire crystal. Meanwhile getting a reading on the current time is facilitated by an inner flange with floating steel applied hour index markers.
Hovering over the upper half of the dial is the “Bell & Ross” logo engraved directly on the top sapphire crystal in white font. The central steel hour, minutes hands and hour index markers have all undergone a luminescent filling, for an enhanced legibility.
The “ Bell & Ross BR 05 Skeleton Green ” (Ref#: BR05A-GN-SKST) is powered by the self-winding mechanical movement, caliber BR-CAL.322 with 25 jewels and 28,800 Vph. It is based on the classic Sellita SW3000-1, but specifically modified for this Bell & Ross edition. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 38 hours, when fully wound. Mounted on the watch is an integrated stainless-steel bracelet, secured to the wrist by a three-fold clasp. An optional green striped rubber strap with a steel folding clasp is also available with a more accessible price-tag.
This is a limited edition of only 500 manufactured timepieces. For more up to date information visit the official Bell & Ross website here.