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A gleaming new place to shop for Bell & Ross timepieces opens its doors at MBS

Audrey Simon
Audrey Simon • 4 min read
A gleaming new place to shop for Bell & Ross timepieces opens its doors at MBS
A gleaming new place to shop for Bell & Ross timepieces opens its doors at MBS
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We are all strapped for time and looking for Christmas presents at the eleventh hour can do more harm than good. Fortunately, Bell & Ross has taken up residency at the Marina Bay Sands which offers the most comprehensive selection of tool watches and timepieces for adventurers and connoisseurs.

Together with Sincere Fine Watches, the boutique creates an authentic brand experience with space for Bell & Ross to grow. The choice to collaborate with Sincere is a logical one as the retailer clearly understands luxury despite its humble beginnings in 1954, it quickly understood the Haute Horlogerie universe and translated this expertise into a highly successful business.

The new boutique takes the headache away from the harried shopper as you are transported to a temple of timepieces that offers you a place to relax and take your time as you look for a gift for someone who appreciates fine craftsmanship. The boutique features luminous panels with liberal use of black marble in the doorway and tabletops. Bell & Ross’ aviation roots are evident everywhere such as lightweight furniture inspired by airplane fuselage structures and glass display cases that echo the resilience of portholes.

When Bell & Ross was founded, the partners, Carlos-A Rosillo and Bruno Belamich, the aim was to develop instruments for use in extreme situations. At the end of the 20th century, a team of watch designers and aeronautical specialists joined forces to pioneer this vision in the form of the groundbreaking BR01, a circle within a square construction inspired by the clocks in an airplane cockpit.

Bell & Ross
Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B2M-202/203 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands Singapore 018972
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 11AM – 10PM. Friday, Saturday & eve of Public Holiday: 11AM – 11PM
Operated by Sincere Fine Watches

In with the new

The BR‐X5 collection follows closely in the footsteps of the BR 05 and the BR 03, with a brand‐new conception. With its avant‐garde and daring design, attractive in its functionality, the BR‐X5 symbolises the developments made by the brand to attract connoisseurs and lovers of fine watchmaking. Here are two you might like:

BR-X5 Carbon Orange

Movement
BR‐CAL.323. Manufacture. Automatic mechanical. Approximate power reserve of 72 hours.

Functions
Hours, minutes and seconds. The date window is at 3 o’clock and the power reserve indicator is at 9 o’clock.

Case
41 mm wide. 12.80 mm thick. Container
in Grade 2 microblasted titanium with DLC (diamond‐like carbon) finish. Upper and lower inserts in matt carbon fibre. Fixed bezel in Grade 2 microblasted titanium with bezel insert in matt carbon fibre. Screw‐down crown and crown guard in Grade 2 titanium. Case‐back in Grade 2 microblasted titanium with a smoked grey sapphire crystal with anti‐reflective coating. Case‐back with oscillating weight.

Dial
Matt black. Applique indices filled with Super LumiNova. Metal skeletonised Super LumiNova-filled hour and minute hands. Black flange with the 60-minute scale with white marking

Crystal
Sapphire with anti‐reflective coating.

Water-resistance
100 metres

Strap
Orange rubber

Buckle
Folding. Steel with DLC (diamond‐like carbon) finish

BR‐X5 Ice Blue Steel

Movement
BR-CAL.323. Manufacture. Automatic mechanical. Approximate power reserve of 72 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes and seconds. The date window is at 3 o’clock and the power reserve indicator is at 9 o’clock.

Case
41 mm in width. 12.80 mm thick. Satin- finished and polished steel. Screw-down crown. Crown guard. Sapphire case-back with an oscillating weight

Dial
Sunray ice blue. Applique indices filled with Super-LumiNova. Metal skeletonised Super- LumiNova-filled hour and minute hands. Black flange with the 60-minute scale with white marking.


Crystal
Sapphire with anti-reflective coating

Water-resistance
100 metres

Strap
Openworked ice blue rubber or satin-finished and polished steel

Buckle
Folding. Satin-finished and polished steel

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