Only Watch 2017 – Unique Bell & Ross BR-X1 RS17 Only Watch, and there’s more than a watch to be auctioned…

By rolex
April 5, 2021
4 min read

This isn’t the first occasion when that Bell & Ross have taken part in the Only Watch occasion. For sure, the military-propelled Parisian brand have just made a few remarkable watches which have been sold for this acceptable aim, like those in 2011, 2013 and 2015 ( see here ). This year, B&R will likewise have an explicitly altered model, in light of the as of late introduced BR-X1 RS17, which is the consequence of their organization with Formula 1 group Renault Sport. Along these lines, as you may expect, there is some solid hustling vehicle motivation in the plan of this piece… and there’s something beyond a watch to be auctioned.

For the Only Watch good cause sell off, the thought is quite straightforward. Brands that consent to take part give a watch explicitly made for the event, with a degree of uniqueness that shifts from an irregular dial, to a completely devoted watch. Bell & Ross for the most part sits some place in the center, with watches dependent on existing models, yet profoundly changed to give them a specific coolness that won’t be found in customary creation watches. In 2015, they added a tourbillon and a solid patina to a bronze Skull watch . This year, the brand does it somewhat less complex and effectively utilizes its new partnership with Renault Sport F1, by introducing an explicitly beautified form of the BR-X1 RS17 – which was presented at Baselworld 2017 and that we covered here .

The watch depends on the powerful, specialized and exceptionally manly BR-X1 Chronograph. This watch, which we investigated here , can be viewed as the subsequent stage in the improvement of the brand, by climbing as far as quality, complexity and strength. Indeed, the round-dial-inside a-squared-case is as yet present, yet the watch can be viewed as the ripped adaptation of the symbol. The case is more complex, particular and uses cutting edge materials, for example, fashioned carbon and an assurance belt in fired – all of which have been roused by F1 vehicles. Inside is a programmed skeleton chronograph development, noticeable through the dim colored sapphire gem dial. Highlights which are on the whole present on the standard creation model.

What changes? Primarily, the shading plan. The  Unique Bell & Ross BR-X1 RS17 Only Watch 2017 utilizations the shades of the Renault Sport F1 Team, yellow and dark, which likewise turns out to be the shades of this seventh version of Only Watch. Subsequently, the multicolor internal rib is supplanted by a yellow one, the 30-minute counter is surrounded by an enormous yellow track and the tachymeter scale is additionally imprinted in yellow on the produced carbon bezel. Despite the fact that these negligible stylish changes make this piece an attractive recommendation, notwithstanding the watch a bonus will be incorporated, making this contribution by Bell & Ross significantly cooler and more exclusive.

As well as obtaining this exceptional Bell & Ross BR-X1 RS17 Only Watch 2017, the fortunate winning bidder will be welcome to join the Renault Sport Formula One Team, at the last race of the title in Abu Dhabi toward the finish of November. The visitor will be welcomed by the group, have the chance to meet the drivers and will likewise get the race gloves worn by Nico Hülkenberg, for the Grand Prix. As such, this is the sort of involvement that even cash can’t generally buy… More subtleties can be found on the Bell & Ross official page .


Technical Specifications – Bell & Ross BR-X1 RS17 Only Watch 2017

  • Case: 45mm x 45mm square case – fashioned carbon and ceramic case, with elastic additions – Rocker press catches – sapphire precious stone – 100m water resistant
  • Movement: calibre BR-CAL.313 – programmed skeleton chronograph – 4Hz recurrence – 56 gems – hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, date
  • Strap: bi-material – elastic and carbon fiber – pin buckle
  • Unique Piece for Only Watch 2017
  • More subtleties here