Bell & Ross just re-released its popular BR01 “Burning Skull” watch in bronze. Initially dropped in 2009, the new iteration is set to be limited to only 100 pieces. The model features a three-dimensional relief of a skull which pays homage to the brave parachutists of WWII. It is said that these soldiers wore such an insignia alongside the words “Death from Above.” Additionally, the timepiece features a black SuperLuminova that heightens the design’s dark appeal.
This year the brand recently unveiled the BR01 Burning Skull Bronze in Hong Kong, with the same skull and crossbones motifs along with several emblematic symbols such as the heart, rose, scythe, and hourglass, and the squiggly lines on either side of the skull to represent the “fires of hell” embedded into the engraved tattoo-like design. Like its earlier editions, and in true Jolly Roger fashion,
In addition to the skull and crossbones, the special product also has decorative engravings that mirror the style of tattoos. As for the patina already seen on the watch, it’s the use of bronze that allows for this creation of character which will be different from owner to owner. Other features of the watch include a calibre BR-CAL.302 mechanical automatic movement and water resistant capabilities up to 100 meters. Unfortunately, the watch is made exclusively for the Hong Kong and China market. Die-hard fans outside these regions will really need to go out of their way to acquire one.
Bell & Ross Introduces the Tattoo-Inspired BR 01 Burning Skull. Decorated with inked engravings, the BR 01 Burning Skull blends two recently fashionable motifs: a skull and tattoos.
Visit the Bell & Ross official site for more information on a release date. But as the years pass, the brand has taken the basic concept of a skull-emblazoned BR 01 in some exciting new directions, like 2015’s Skull Bronze. This year, Bell & Ross continues to explore the themes of adventure, daring and general badassery with the impressive Replica BR 01 Burning Skull.
Bell & Ross’ signature BR wristwatch is essentially an aviation instrument in a square case, a style that works well as a military watch, explaining the iterations in camouflage or a fighter jet “heads-up display”.Sometimes associated with airborne troops, the skull is a recurring theme for the BR series, and one that has been continually refined over the last decade.
The BR 01 SKULL watches pay tribute to the legendary World War II paratroopers in their own unique way. “Skull and Crossbones” is a decorative element that serves as an amulet or resistance mark. BR 01 BURNING SKULL BRONZE OF Bell & Ross has added skulls and crossbones on this basis.