New Bell & Ross Airborne Diamond Studded Models ¶
The Bell & Ross watch that turned the most heads this year is definitely the limited edition BR-01 Airborne. Even if the skull and bones dial put a few people off at first, the story behind the design won many of them over. Two new diamond-set versions of the watch will be released in limited editions of 99 pieces each. 415 or 672, full-cut, hand-set, black and clear diamonds will adorn the cases of the two models. Their names are simply the BR 01 Airborne 415 and BR 01 Airborne 672.
The new Airborne models are inspired from the one-of-a-kind watch that Bell & Ross donated to the 2009 Only Watch auction. Both models offer the skull head dial fully set with 259 white diamonds. The Airborne 415 is set with black diamonds on the bezel only. Its total carat weight is 2.78. The more precious Airborne 672 has black diamonds adorning the entire face of the watch for 4.57 carats total diamond weight. Both models are fitted with a high quality shagreen ray leather and come with a secondary rubber BR strap and the tool set to interchange them.
Every diamond used on these Bell & Ross watches is a full-cut, round brilliant, and is set by hand. The great thing about black diamonds is that they retain the extremely high brilliance of the more traditional clear diamonds. Thanks to the brilliance, the stones come to life when in a well-lit location. The black Galuchat leather offers a similar reflective effect.