French luxury watchmakers Bell and Ross have recently introduced a new collection with the BR-X1 being the first of its kind in the range. It features a skeleton chronograph movement and is said to be inspired by the Bell X-1 – the first experimental rocket plane to break the sound barrier at 1,224 km/h in 1947.

Its 45 mm square case is made from Grade 5 titanium with the edge being composed of a mixture of ceramic and rubber – acting as a form of impact-resistant layer. The chronograph function is activated via two rocker buttons on the three o’ clock phase of the watch – themselves made from ceramic with rubber inserts.


Woven black rubber straps help to complete the utilitarian look with an anti-glare sapphire glass ensuring that maximum legibility is possible under almost any circumstances. The Swiss-made timepiece is powered by an automatic movement and is water-resistant up to a 100 metres.

Only 250 pieces of the Bell and Ross BR-X1 will be made available worldwide so if you want to get your hands on one, best to check out the Bell and Ross boutique located in Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur.