Renowned for its utilitarian timepieces that meets four fundamental design principles including readability, performance, precision and water-resistance, and are designed especially for professionals who demand optimal reliability, the French watchmaker Bell & Ross which earlier last year delivered the PW1 (Pocket Watch 1) Argentium that draws inspiration from the pocket watches of the 1910s, now offers its updated version, the PW1 Répétition Minutes. This exclusively-new, large complication is characterized by its unique, state-of-the-art movement, the Répétition Minutes, and the avant-garde alloy of its Argentium case. Described to be the symbol of Bell & Ross’s horological expertise, the PW1 Répétition Minutes marks time like the vintage clocks of the past; the hour is not read but heard. Besides, we have also earlier seen exclusive Bell & Ross timepieces like the WW1 special-edition watches that combines the history of aviation and watch-making, the limited edition twelve ‘o’clock art watch, the BR 01 Horizon inspired by the aircraft cockpits, and the limited edition casino watch, to name a few.
Described to be a timekeeper with an ultra-complicated mechanism, it impressively indicates the minutes and hours musically on demand, and has been designed in the tradition of period watches with a barleycorn guilloché caseback that opens to reveal the mechanism.
Notably, a low-pitched musical sound is emitted for each hour, followed by a series of double high-pitched and low-pitched sounds, which are emitted for each 5-minute period that has passed.