Watch Of The Day: Bell & Ross BR-X2 Tourbillon Micro-RotorWritten by Joshua Yap
One would be hard-pressed to tell where the movement ends and the case starts on this one. This is purely intentional on Bell & Ross's part as it eagerly shows off as much of its new automatic tourbillon calibre as possible. To that end, it chose to frame the movement inside a stainless steel "holder" instead of a conventional watch case, thereafter sandwiching the assembly between two sapphire crystal plates to protect it from external hazards. While it remains to be seen if B&R loyalists will take to this bold approach, we're certain it has won the brand new admirers.
Though he wasn’t inducted into the world of watch journalism by choice, Joshua was hooked by mechanical horological wonders in no time. Although he personally favours modestly sized, no-nonsense timepieces, he sometimes misses the outrageous mind-bogglers of the pre-Credit Crunch years. As he dreams of owning a modern haute horlogerie watch one day, he’s currently content scouring the Internet for vintage value buys.