bell ross br 05 chrono white hawk


The Parisian watch brand, which is very familiar with the aerial world, is continuing its flight with its sporty collection unveiled in 2019 by welcoming a new chronograph placed under the sign of the falcon.

In 2019, before the covid hit the world, Bell & Ross unveiled a collection of watches with a sporty character, less labeled “air force” than the products that made its reputation such as the BR 03, BR V2 or BR-X1, but still bearing all the visual signatures dear to the Parisian brand. Two years later, the latter presents a new opus called BR 05 Chrono White Hawk, a watch placed under the sign of the white hawk with a spirit as sharp as it is timeless.

bell ross br 05 chrono white hawk closeupPlaying with geometry, the 42mm wide machined steel case is neither round nor square, but a clever blend of the two that creates a striking personality. Its screw-down crown is framed by a pair of protective posts that extend the two pushers dedicated to the chronograph function and perfectly integrated into the case middle. As for the back, it reveals a sapphire crystal window on which is stamped the metalized head of a falcon. The piercing effigy reveals the dance of the oscillating weight of the BR-CAL.301 automatic caliber (42-hour power reserve).

bell ross br 05 chrono white hawk casebackThe white opaline dial is curved with indexes whose shape is repeated on the central hour and minute hands, all coated with Super-LumiNova® for optimal legibility. The small second is indicated at 3 o’clock and the date in a bubble at 4:30. From this lactescent decoration, two vermilion touches measure the short time spans: the large second hand and the 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock.

The BR 05 Chrono White Hawk is worn with an integrated bracelet made of steel links or grooved black rubber with a folding clasp.

Price: CHF 5,800 (rubber strap) – CHF 6,400 (steel on steel)

By Sharmila Bertin