The 45mm Bell & Ross BR-X1 Black Titanium Chronograph from is produced in a limited edition of only 250 pieces. Made of titanium and framed with black ceramic, the chronograph pushers are integrated into the case and pivoted on one end, functioning like rockers, a trademark feature of the X1 line.
Like the other X1 watches, this has no dial. In its place is a grey-tinted sapphire crystal that reveals the chronograph module below, along with the open-worked date wheel.
The watch runs on a BR-CAL.313 movement comprising an ETA 2892 with a Dubois-Depraz chronograph plate, and the chronograph mechanism is wholly visible from the front, with the watch featuring an X-shaped bridge in the center, to reveal as much of the movement as possible. The skeletonization work is by Chanel subsidiary and leading specialists in cases and buckles, G&F Châtelain, (B&R is also a subsidiary).
Functions include hours, minutes, small seconds at 3 o’clock, and a skeleton date at 6 o’clock. The chronograph features a 30-min timer at 9 o’clock, and central chronograph seconds.
Not surprisingly, the high-end skeletonization work from the same company that produces skeletonized pieces for the likes of Richard Mille and MB&F, pushes the price up considerably for this model. The BR-X1 Black Titanium (ref. BRX1-CE-TI-BLC) retails at €16,900 or S$27,200.