BR-X5 Black SteelReference# BR‑X5R-BL-ST/SST
- Case: stainless steel
- Size: 41 mm x 12.8 mm thick
- Movement: automatic-winding caliber BR-CAL.323
- Function: hours, minutes and seconds. Date window at 3 o’clock and power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock.
- Power Reserve: Approximate 70 hrs
- Water Resistance: 100 m
- Dial: sunray black. Applique indices filled with Super-LumiNova®. Metal skeletonised SuperLumiNova®-filled hour and minute hands. Black flange with 60-minute scale with white marking.
- Caseback: sapphire crystal
- Strap/Bracelet: stainless steel BR-X5-BL-ST/SST; Black rubber strap BR-X5-BL-ST/SRB
- Factory Warranty: five years
Measuring 41mm in diameter with an approachable thickness of 12.8mm, the exceptional case of the BRX5 is at once familiar.
The multi-layer construction of the BR-X5 is discreet when viewed from the front, but comes into its own when seen from the side. The case begins with a steel core, the central component machined from the same block of metal as the watch’s crown guards. Flanking the core are the watch’s square bezel, highlighted via a rubber ring, and its caseback, both fixed to the two steel plates that form the top and bottom of the case. The assembly is kept watertight to 100m by four screws that pass through the thickness of the case via four columns, each of which reinforce the solidity of the construction while providing a signature look.
The dial of the BR-X5 is available in two colorways— black and ice blue. In the suave black, classic and timeless noir are channeled with bright, sharp accents of red highlighting the look. While in the ice blue, the tasteful spirit of sport and play which has defined the urban BR 05 is on full view.
Towards the 3 o’clock position, a date window evokes the aeronautical DNA of Bell & Ross. While on the opposite side of the display a stepped power reserve indicator is at work, with its 3-day scale hinting at the impressive mechanism powering the watch from within.
Driving the BR-X5 is one of the most significant calibers in the Bell & Ross’ storied history: the Calibre BR-CAL.323. Developed in partnership between the French brand and the esteemed mechanical manufacture Kenissi.
The Calibre BR-CAL.323 possesses an about 70-hour power reserve while running a smooth frequency of 28,000 alt/h. Incredibly dependable in its power reserve, the 28-jewel movement is furthermore incredibly precise in its timekeeping in part thanks to a variable-inertia balance wheel, with it maintaining a chronometer-grade spec via a COSC certification. The movement is also equipped with a rapid date correction device, which seamlessly allows for a quick date adjustment without any effect on running timekeeping. The Calibre BR-CAL.323 is visible via a sapphire exhibition case back, showcasing a Bell & Ross signed skeletonized oscillating weight.
The BR-X5 comes supported with a 5 year warranty.