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Bell & Ross BR 01-92 Burning Skull


The Bell & Ross BR01 BURNING SKULL watch is a limited edition timepiece that celebrates military symbolism and the art of tattooing. With a steel case and solid case back, this watch is durable and built to last. The antireflective sapphire crystal and silver skull dial with indexes make for a clear and easy-to-read display. It features hours and minutes functions, with an automatic movement and water resistance up to 100 meters. The brown alligator and black canvas strap with buckle clasp make for a comfortable and stylish fit on any wrist.

The BR01 BURNING SKULL is a tribute to the legendary parachutists of the Second World War, who wore an insignia bearing a skull and the words “Death from Above” to intimidate their opponents and ward off ill fortune. The skull and crossbones on this watch are perfectly placed within the lines of the iconic square case of the Bell & Ross brand, with a black background serving as a showcase. The relief dial features hour and minute hands that reveal other traditional motifs from the military world: the dagger and the sword.

The entire case surrounding the dial is fully engraved and decorated in the style of a tattoo, with sparks flying in all directions and an array of details covering every surface and recess. To create this effect, each line engraved into the steel is filled manually with black ink/varnish, just like a tattoo artist decorating the skin. The black lacquer underscores the watch’s graphic identity through the interplay of balance and contrast between light and dark tones.

The realism of the skull in the centre of the “tattoo” is reinforced by the design of the dial on two levels, which brings depth to the visual effect. The skull is created from stamped metal, which creates a true relief. The black SuperLuminova covering the dial face further accentuates the skull, intensifying its defiant stare.

The bellicose character and exquisite workmanship of the BR01 BURNING SKULL add a fiery aura to the talismanic spirit of the original Skull model. The watch is available in a limited edition of 500 pieces, making it a must-have for collectors and fans of idiosyncratic timepieces. With its military symbolism and exceptional craftsmanship, this watch is truly one of a kind. And with a 2-year warranty, you can be sure that you are investing in a high-quality and reliable timepiece that will last for years to come.

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Watch Features
  • Country of Manufacture: Switzerland
  • Bracelet Strap: Brown alligator 
  • Case: Ceramic
  • Case Back: Solid
  • Case Width: 46mm
  • Clasp Type: Folding
  • Crystal: Sapphire Crystal
  • Dial Color:Silver skull
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes
  • Gender: Men’s
  • Hands: silver
  • Dial Markers: Indexes
  • Brand: Bell & Ross
  • Warranty: Yes
  • Movement: Caliber Automatic
  • Water Resistance: 50M
  • ​Pre Owned Price: ​$7,700

Due to the unpredictable and volatile market on certain Rolex, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet watches, prices are subject to change.