Skull dials have long been part of Bell & Ross’ special design vocabulary
They are a modern interpretation of the Jolly Roger, the skull-and-crossbones logo emblazoned on pirate flags, a World War II bomber unit and a modern day naval aviation squadron.
Only seven years following its debut, the brand finally revealed a very avant-garde design: the BR 01 Burning Skull watch. The art of tattooing (through steel engraving) becomes a mainstay for the case decoration on all sides, with four talisman symbols—love, rose, scythe and hourglass—hiding in lines depicting hellfire.
A sword and dagger take over the hour and minute hands, and black Super-LumiNova accentuates the front dial. The 46mm stainless steel watch is automatic with a 38-hour power reserve and complemented with a brown alligator and synthetic fabric strap.