The Bell & Ross BR-X1 HyperStellar Will Take You Far Beyond
Limited to only 250 units, the Bell & Ross BR-X1 HyperStellar is probably as rare and exciting as a spacesuit. The newest creation from the French luxury watch brand, this mechanical chronograph seems fit to be launched right into orbit, looking like the perfect mix of form and function.
The BR-X1 HyperStellar shows off a sleek titanium and aluminium 45 mm case, while the bezel features a blue anodized aluminium insert. The watch also comes with an AR-coated sapphire that can handle up to 100-meter deep waters, and a bumper made of micro-blasted titanium and rubber that acts as a peripheral protective shell.
Movement is provided by the Swiss automatic Bell & Ross caliber 313, which consists of 56 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 46 hours. Please note the ‘X’-like structure of the watch, as well as the upper bridge treated with black DLC, which make things even more interesting.
We’re not sure anyone going into space would spend some time just staring at their watch, but the grey-tinted sapphire crystal dial of this watch, and the metal sleketon with Superluminova-filled hour and minute hands, got us starting for minutes.
The BR-X1 HyperStellar also comes with an alligator and grey rubber strap, featuring a steel grey buckle, but unfortunately no tickets to space are included.