Smiling Skull: Bell & Ross Br 01 Laughing Skull Watch

Skulls or skulls and skulls are often signs of death, often incarnate as death or ghosts, and often used to adorn their courage. The embargoed cavalry as early as Prussian Frederick the Great has been a uniform of the army, and many contemporary troops choose the skull symbol to represent courage to treat death as home.

   Bell & Ross has always liked to break away from the frame, subvert the routine, and freely think. The new BR01LaughingSkull watch is equipped with a movable jawbone. The skull shape can show a grinning look, and it really shows the mocking death cynicism.

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   Adhering to the brand gene that insists on self-reliance and does not follow the rules of the brand, Bell & Ross released the BR01 ‘Skull’ watch in 2009 and became the pioneer of the Skull series to control fashion trends. Following this success, Bell & Ross released two limited edition works in 2011, including the famous BR01TourbillonSkull watch. In 2015, the third edition came out. The collection has a bronze case, a material that will gradually oxidize over time, so every watch will become a unique piece. In 2016, Bell & Ross reproduced Zhuoqun’s creativity with the BR01BurningSkull concept watch-engraved case decorated with black lacquer, reminiscent of the ink used by tattoo artists.

When the BR01LaughingSkull watch is wound, the jaw of the skull will move with it, giving a cracking smile.

   Today, Bell & Ross continues to stride forward with the new Skull watch, this time with an automatic movement. It contains a surprise idea that will make you smile: As the mandible moves, the skull shape will present a grin! Bell & Ross Skull has become the brand’s iconic series, which has been developed for nearly ten years.

Death symbol, repel danger

   The shape of the skull has been used for centuries, especially the pirates favored the logo. They see skulls as amulets, which can give them courage and scare off enemies. The military will also use the skull logo to constantly warn of their own weaknesses. These occupations often face the threat of death, and skull images often appear on their uniforms and planes. The BR01LaughingSkull watch pays tribute to all these brave men.

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Historic timepiece automatic puppet

   With the new BR01LaughingSkull watch, Bell & Ross has entered the field of automation for the first time. These automated mechanisms with dynamic displays first appeared in Europe in the 14th century. At the same time, as one of the components of mechanical clocks, their commonly used form is a moving doll, which is installed in the church clock tower and used to ring the clock. Therefore, it can be said that the original LaughingSkull (laughing skull) idea is the ‘direct descendant’ of these elegant doll installations.

In order to make the skull’s chin move, Bell & Ross made its own BR-CAL.206 movement with a skull shape-so the movement fits perfectly with the case. The four slab bridges as an extension of the four bones ensure that the main splint is tightly fixed to the case.

Since the core

   This new Bell & Ross watch contains an amazing uniqueness. During the winding process, the skull’s jaw will move. In order to create this effect, the brand has specially developed the BR-CAL.206 movement: completely self-built by Bell & Ross also uses a skull shape-so the movement perfectly matches the case. The four bridges as an extension of the four bones ensure that the main splint is tightly fixed to the case and converges into one, floating in the center of the watch.

Bell & Ross BR01LaughingSkull watch stainless steel case, diameter 46 mm, hours and minutes, BR-CAL.206 hand-wound movement, dagger-shaped hour hand, saber-shaped minute hand, engraved on the bezel. Sapphire crystal glass, waterproof 100 meters, alligator leather strap, limited to 500 pieces.
Bold case

   This bold and creative watch is made of micro-sprayed steel. The 46 mm case is decorated with a ‘Paris stud’ pattern. This type of grid-like decoration requires special processing techniques. The combination of the skull dial and its grid-like case makes the watch even more distinctive.

Bell & Ross BR01LaughingSkull watch stainless steel case, diameter 46 mm, hours and minutes, dial decorated with ‘Paris studs’ pattern, BR-CAL.206 manual winding movement, dagger-shaped hour hand, saber-shaped minute hand, bezel Time stamped on time. Sapphire crystal glass, waterproof 100 meters, alligator leather strap, limited to 500 pieces.

HD dial

   Of course, the skull shape on the dial is a key feature of the watch. It is crafted with metal inlays and has a convex effect. This process is commonly used to mint coins or medals. The cut-out process creates an illusion like a skull suspended in the center of the case without resurgence-like an unexpected icing on the cake. The shape of the sword-shaped indicator is similar to that of the earlier Skull models, but the indicators of this model are processed by hollowing out and coated with SuperLuminova.

The dial and movement of the BR01LaughingSkull watch have been hollowed out, creating an illusion like a skull suspended in the center of the case without gravity.

Conclusion

   BR01LaughingSkull watch is specially created for fans who love original and unique timepieces. With its multiple layers of symbolic meaning, it has become an out-of-the-box work. The automatic movement made it among the outstanding timepieces. This model is limited to 500 pieces, which will have an extraordinary appeal to fans of ‘high-end watches’. The BR01LaughingSkull watch has witnessed the brand’s brave advancement of the Skull concept, making it carry forward.