If you are a collector from the school of thought that believes classical dimensions and vivid dials make for a grail watch; the Bell & Ross x Alain Silberstein watches are meant for you to put your money where your mouth is.
Bell & Ross is not a name synonymous with playful watches. Its signature styling varies around solid materials, robust design, and intense complications. However, when the French watchmaker brings Alain Silberstein onboard; a trio of matte black ceramic watches are born that evoke playfulness like never achieved before.
Designer: Bell & Ross
A nod to Silberstein’s infectious energy, the watch trilogy is based on Bell & Ross BR 03, which is ironically inspired by aviation cockpit instruments. The trio of watches made in a pure black ceramic casing and black dial have plenty of bold elements accentuated with primary colors. The sense of whimsy in the watch dials is brought about by colorful large minutes hands, S-shaped ticker indicating the passing of seconds, and markers turned gleeful.
This lively Bell & Ross BR 03-based collection in partnership with Silberstein, as iterated, comprises three models, which are all limited edition and restricted to a couple of hundred examples each. This new black ceramic trio includes a time and date model, a dive watch, and a chronograph all available in 42x42mm square form factor. The ceramic watches come paired with matching black rubber straps and are now available through the official grail watch website.
Discussing the three watches individually, we start with the least complex model. The time and date only BR 03-92 Klub 22 has Bell & Ross signature minute track and is powered by BR.CAL-302 calibre automatic movement. Limited to 200 examples, the watch has a red circle to indicate hours, a bold blue arrow to track minutes, and an S-shaped seconds hand. A 3 o’clock date window completes the colorful display on the black dial.
Next in is the BR 03-92 Marine 22, limited to only 100 pieces. A surmisable model, the Marine 22 is offered with high visibility two-tone ceramic bezel and a dial comprising luminous hour and minute hands to make it a worthy dive watch. With blue circular hand for hours, red triangle for minutes and provide reading of elapsed time, the Marine 22 is 300-meter water resistant and is also powered by BR.CAL-302 calibre automatic movement.
Finally, the Bell& Ross x Alain Silberstein BR 03-94 Krono 22, which is a chronograph watch with time-only like red circle denoting hours and large blue arrow indicating the minutes. Here the yellow S-shaped seconds hand serves as the chronograph indicator. Limited to 100 examples, the Krono 22 is powered by BR.CAL- 301 calibre automatic movement.
Featuring a solid caseback engraved with Bell& Ross x Alain Silberstein, water resistance, and grail watch; all three special edition watches are serial numbered for exclusivity. The first 50 of each of the three will retail in an exclusive boxed set.