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2012 février 13
So far in the Watches in Depth series I’ve given coverage to the most important and most popular forms of complication – chronographs, tourbillons, calendars, and repeaters. These complications are well served in the current market. What about the odd complications, the one offs, the rarities that never became widespread? This feature is to highlight the forgotten complications that are often overlooked and under served in the modern market.
2011 août 15
When it comes to complications, the tourbillon is the top tier of the watchmaker’s art. It is one of the most difficult complications to execute, one of the most expensive to buy, and one of the most superfluous in function. Tourbillons have had a sort of renaissance in the last 20 years, with ever more exotic and exponentially more complex variants, but the basic principle dates back to the 18th century when Abraham Louis Breguet was looking for a way to beat gravity.
2010 février 09
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.
2009 juillet 30
Bell & Ross' release of the BR-01 Tourbillon was very successful and has stemmed into the release of several other complicated models. Three new variations of the BR01 Tourbillon are now available as is the most complicated watch of the manufacturer's line, the BR Grand Minuteur.
2009 mars 24
Here is another from the pre Basel information we're getting in. Alpina Extreme Tourbillon Regulator Manufacture. Limited to 18 pieces worldwide.
2008 décembre 17
The latest in the line of Instruments to come out from Bell & Ross is the Pro Titanium BR01 94. Fashioned from the BR01 46mm size Instruments, but with a much more robust and rugged bezel, which is in line of the BR01 Tourbillon.
2008 juin 12
We show cased a plethora of heavy high end pieces in our window. The Bell & Ross BR01 Tourbillon was the main attraction as well as the all rose gold Bell & Ross BR01 97 Power reserve, Corum Golden Bridge, all gold Corum Admirals Cup Challenge 44 with brown dial. Other pieces that showed great interest was the Bell & Ross BR01 92 Blue, the all gold Bell & Ross BR02 with Carbon dial.
2008 juin 06
As the tourists start rolling in for the Grand Prix, U Boat continues to draw them in from our store front window. There's something about their look that everyone seems to like. We have a vast array of watch brands, and every price range Bell & Ross Tourbillon, solid Gold Corum Admirals Cup Challenge 44 and the list goes on, but U Boat seems to be what every client has been drawn in to see.
2008 mai 28
Wind, the power of waves and the genius of men able to harness them. CORUM has been part of the nautical universe since 1960, when the brand first created a collection entirely dedicated to sailing: the Admiral's Cup.
2008 mai 28
With its twelve-sided case exuding a definite sense of strength and its sophisticated lines, the Admiral's Cup collection has asserted itself as an icon among sports watches. Alongside the Romvlvs, Golden Bridge and Watchmaking Specialty collections, it is one of the four pillars on which the brand is grounded.
2008 avril 11
The Baselworld fair has come to an end. Hundreds of thousands of industry experts and watch enthusiasts have witnessed one of the world's most revered trade shows. Upon his return, Matt was very excited over all the new Bell & Ross pieces, and in awe of the new Concord C1 tourbillon. The new direction that Alpina is taking with their manufacture movement came up more then once. Matt was also impressed by several new jewelry collections that have been released by Calgaro and Pianegonda, which I will write about in my next blog.
2008 avril 06
At Baselworld, Matt Baily also got a chance to witness the brand new Concord C1 Tourbillon. It has the typical C1 case design, but extraordinary positioning of the tourbillon cage, vertically, on the side of the case. These pictures surely do not do this mechanical masterpiece justice, but more information and better images will be available during the week.
2008 avril 06
Matt Baily, with his astonishing photographic skills, was able to email us a first look at some of the new limited pieces that Bell & Ross will be offering. Several new versions, of the tourbillon will also be available using 18K gold.
2008 mars 29
Bell & Ross has released details on their newest Instrument and it has been reported on Timezone. There will be two models shown at Baselworld in the new rectangular shape. One will be the tourbillon Minuteur in rose gold, and the other will be a titanium model that will feature the ultra-hard diamond like coating (DLC). I have even heard reports from a customer that spotted the actual watch in Paris on the a shop-owner's wrist. The watch looks so good he called us upon returning to Montreal to ask about it.
2008 mars 28
As they did last year with the release of the BR-01 Tourbillon, Bell & Ross is slowly unveiling the newest of their highly complicated pieces. They are doing so on the official BR site with a puzzle-like picture that is getting closer to completion as we near the beginning of Baselworld 2008 where the watch will be officially unveiled.
2008 mars 18
We are proud to say that we will be receiving the first Bell & Ross BR01 Tourbillon in Canada. This extremely exclusive watch, limited to 60 pieces worldwide, should be arriving next week.
2007 décembre 07
We are proud to say that we will be exclusive in Canada in receiving the Bell & Ross BR01 Tourbillon. This extremely limited piece should be arriving before the end of the year.
2007 septembre 28
Bell & Ross latest limited edition models will be available sometime in November.