The Bell & Ross BR-X5 Boasts A New, High-End Kenissi Watch Movement
Available in stainless steel and carbon fiber, the rugged Bell & Ross timepiece features an exclusive manufacturer’s movement.
When faced with the challenge of upgarding one of the most dependable, rugged-yet-stylish timepiece lines on the market, the solution involves looking inward. Such is the case with the Bell & Ross BR-X5, which bolsters its inner workings with a manufacturer movement for the first time.
At the heart of the new timepiece — available in sleek stainless steel and ultra-lightweight carbon fiber designs — is the BR‐CAL.323 movement from Swiss manufacturer Kenissi.
The exclusive movement features a 70-plus-hour power reserve and switches things up from the Swiss Sellita watch movement found in the BR-O5, amping up the power reserve from 40 hours while hitting COSC marks for precision.
Famed for its hexagonal cases and sturdy construction, the two new offerings maintain characteristic hallmarks of other Bell & Ross releases, like this spring’s Bell & Ross V2-92 (note the similar use of bold hits of orange in that launch).
The indented dial design is visually striking, as is the three-numeral date window, and the power reserve itself can be tracked via an eye-catching sub-dial on the left side.
Bell & Ross also managed to deliver a more bold yet clean dial design, forgoing numerals for sleek line markings.
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The sapphire exhibition caseback offers a tantalizing glimpse at the manufacturer movement, while watch enthusiasts and Bell & Ross fans will have a tough time resisting the appeal of the BR-X5, price-wise.
Rubber strap options (built with an easily wearable black rubber strap) clock in at under $7,000 ($6,900, to be precise), while the Carbon Orange model will set you back about $11,800.