Time has always been of essence and there has always been an increasing demand to measure it more accurately and closely. But, watchmaker Bell & Ross seems to have gone the other way round and created a limited edition timepiece that displays the hours and not the minutes or seconds! As the name suggests, there will only be 12 pieces of this clock the delivery of which shall begin later this year.
The timepieces come in the signature square shape of Bell & Ross watches with the overall black finish. The uniqueness is the dial of the watch which is round but has been fitted perfectly within the square cut rim. The working mechanism of these timepieces is unique, as unlike the other conventional watches this watch doesn’t display minutes and seconds. The hours indicated on the dial come together as perfectly vertical numerical digits only two times during the day when the three independent disks of the dial align themselves accordingly to display the exact hour. This mechanism is supported by the 12 separate timepieces at the back of the watch, each powered by individual battery, that work perfectly in tandem with each other to display the correct hour on the front dial.
The working mechanism of these timepieces might not be easy to understand but are pieces of art as most critics are pegging them to be due to its unique functioning concept. The round dial has a 46 mm diameter and comes with the steel and black PVD finish, with the screw-in crown on the side of the watch. The crystal used in the watch is a special anti-reflective sapphire that seems to be the latest trend in Bell & Ross timepieces. The water resistance is up to a depth of 100 meters before any functioning is affected. To get one’s hands on this timepiece, one would have to shell out $88,000.
Another such unique timepiece from Bell & Ross can be seen in our coverage of the ‘Limited Edition casino watch’ created especially
for the ‘Only Watches’ fundraising event.