Bell & Ross BR-X5 Carbon Orange


Bell & Ross BR-X5 Carbon Orange

Carbon Orange


Avant‐garde and daring design, attractive functionalities
La Cote des Montres - October 23rd, 2022


From the cockpit
to the wrist


The BR‐X5 collection represents a new chapter in the Bell & Ross history, a watch that follows on from the BR 05 and the BR 03, encapsulating a brand‐new conception. With its avant‐garde and daring design, attractive in its functionality, the BR‐X5 symbolises the developments made by the brand to attract connoisseurs and lovers of fine watchmaking.

Faithful to its aeronautical heritage, the watch features the household “round within the square” design, which allowed the French‐born brand to be easily recognisable since the beginnings.




It is at the heart of the case that lies one of the major assets of this unique collection. The automatic mechanism belongs to the world of manufacturer movements, making craftsmanship an essential feature of these models. The BR‐CAL.323 calibre designed by Kenissi, a Swiss specialist movement‐maker focussing on exclusivity, raises the BR‐X5 to the heights of precision, an achievement testified by the “Chronometer” certification issued by COSC.

Another great accomplishment for Bell & Ross which set itself very high standards for its first manufacturer movement designed by Kenissi.


A prestigious manufacturer movement

designed by Kenissi 

The result born by the convergence of talents in the house of Bell & Ross and Kenissi, the automatic BR‐CAL.323 calibre is equipped with a personalised oscillating weight – its design is inspired by a sports car rim – and a variable‐inertia balance wheel. Beating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz), it has a 70‐hour power reserve, known as “weekend proof”, i.e. the watch can be stored for the weekend with peace of mind, knowing it can be worn on Monday morning without having to be rewound.

Another advantage of this manufacturer movement designed with Kenissi lies in its rapid date correction device offering the freedom to carry out the adjustment at any time, without interfering with the operation of the watch.



on accuracy and reliability  

A large smoked‐glass sapphire crystal caseback reveals the movement finishing chosen by Bell & Ross to fulfil its desire for both aesthetic and technical perfection. Further evidence of Bell & Ross’ commitment to high quality is that the movement and the case are guaranteed for 5 years.


A multi-material

carbon/titanium case  

The concept of multi‐component construction is pushed further with the inclusion of multi‐materials, as explained by Jean‐Paul Suchel, Technical and Production Director at Bell & Ross: “Two carbon fibre plates surrounded by the DLC titanium monobloc container housing the movement and integrating the shoulders of the crown”. This design in five successive elements has made it possible to separate the support and protective elements, which enabled for the design to push the boundaries when it came to materials, colours, and finishing.

Discreet when viewed from the front, this construction reveals itself when turned on its side. We then discover the elaborate architecture of the middle. The entire 41 mm wide case is airtight by four screws. The light‐weight materials, like carbon and titanium, emphasise the high‐tech aspects and the high degree of comfort for the wearer, which is further enhanced by the orange rubber strap: fitted with a folding clasp in DLC steel, it is attached to two links independent from the case to ensure perfect ergonomics.



in high-tech version  

Like the earlier models in steel, the latest BR‐X5 Carbon Orange brings together two functions that are particularly useful in everyday life: an oversized vertical date and the power reserve indicator. This double display, which is as legible as it is distinctive, gives the BR 05 family a unique look while making it instantly recognisable when on the wrist.


Advanced Time Instruments


With the black marbling of the carbon and the various touches of orange, this new BR‐X5 imposes its powerful, avant‐garde and sporty look, which makes it more than just a watch but also a work of art.

Bell & Ross
Carbon Orange

Technical description

Reference :BRX5R-BO-TC/SRB
Movement :BR‐CAL.323
Automatic mechanical movement
Power reserve :Approximate of 72 hours
Functions :Hours, minutes and seconds
Date window at 3 o’clock
Power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock
Case :Container in Grade 2 microblasted titanium with DLC (diamond‐like carbon) finish
Upper and lower inserts in matt carbon fibre
>Wide :41 mm
Thick :12.80 mm
Bezel :Fixed in Grade 2 microblasted titanium
Bezel insert in matt carbon fibre
Crown :Screw‐down and crown guard in Grade 2 titanium
Case-back :Grade 2 microblasted titanium
Smoked grey sapphire crystal with anti‐reflective coating
Case‐back with oscillating weight
Dial :Matt black
Applique indices filled with Super‐LumiNova®
Metal skeletonised Super‐LumiNova®‐filled hour and minute hands
Flange :Black with 60‐minute scale with white marking
Glass :Sapphire crystal with anti‐reflective coating
Water resistance :100 metres
Bracelet :Orange rubber
Clasp :Folding buckle
Steel with DLC (diamond‐like carbon) finish