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Bell & Ross BR Minuteur Tourbillon Pink Gold Limited Edition

by Marco 9 February, 2010 View Comments

Once a masterpiece is conceived in the mind of the artist, it takes time and care to completed it. It must satisfy the stringent demands and expectations of collectors. It took most of a year since Bell & Ross unveiled their Minuteur models for the first one to be available to the public, but for thirty lucky collectors it will be worth the wait.

One of the most striking aspects of the Bell & Ross Minuteur Tourbillon is that it is immediately recognizable as a BR "Instrument," but it is like no other watch in the collection. The case is rectangular rather then square and measures 50mm in diameter and 44mm in height. The size of the case, the strong, bold shape of the bezel and the weight of solid 18 karat rose gold make for a seriously impressive instrument. The case is equipped with a screw-locking crown and is awarded a water resistance rating of 100 meters. This means that one could take advantage of the BR rubber strap in the water where rubber straps feel most at home. This structural strength also represents Bell & Ross' dedication to making professional-quality watches.

The insides of the Minuteur Tourbillon Pink Gold are equally impressive as its golden outer shell. The manual winding, exclusive movement is conceived and manufactured with BNB Concept SA. This highly specialized, Swiss atelier has provide the world with some of the most exciting complicated movements of recent years. The Minuteur's movement packs a power reserve of 72 hours and is decorated with solid rose gold bridges and plates. When looking through the watch's exhibition case, the golden parts of the mechanism are proudly displayed. The sophisticated movement offers several complications including the flying one-minute tourbillon, flyback chronograph, and power reserve display.

The complications of the Minuteur Tourbillon come together on the watch's dial. The first thing that the dial does is to meld the beauty and sophistication of rose gold with the functional and modern nature of the timepiece. This is achieved using carbon fiber. The sporty material is framed by rose gold and gold hour markers and hands are applied. The beauty of the flying tourbillon is accentuated by the used of rose gold for the its carousel. The dial also gives the watch its name as the chronograph minute counter is specially configured to read the time as a decimal value. For professionals that can afford the pink gold Minuteur tourbillon, every tenth of an hour counts.

The BR Minuteur Tourbillon Pink Goldis another example of how Bell & Ross have become masters of the balancing act. It is a sporty, water resistant watch, built with numerous sophisticated components on both the inside and outside. It also echoes the company's dedication to providing watches fit for exacting professionals of all vocations.

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