Bell & Ross BR S Diamond Eagle: Seven of Seven

It isn’t the 1889 oil on canvas painting by Vincent van Gogh, but “the starry night” is what came instantly to mind when we first caught sight of the Bell & Ross BR S Diamond Eagle at the 2016 BaselWorld watch fair. This is because the combination of seven diamonds set on the dial together with the sunray-patterned blue-tinted varnished … More

Bell & Ross BR 03-94 Desert Type: Time for a sandwich

“What is different about the Bell & Ross BR ceramic watches apart from the case material?” a dear friend who owns one such piece asked two years ago. That was sometime in mid-2014. “If you don’t know, you are ‘screwed’,” was the crude challenge my dear friend issued to me. Thankfully, I already had a good discussion with Bruno Belamich, … More

Omega Speedmaster Master Chronometer Chronograph Moonphase: Fine details

Omega’s Speedmaster Master Chronometer Chronograph Moonphase, launched at the 2016 BaselWorld watch fair, features the new Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9904 automatic movement which is made from 368 components. What is significant is that the watch is certified by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology or METAS. Among other things, this means that the movement can withstand magnetic fields that … More