This year's Bell & Ross is pushing boundaries against unknown territories. Its latest product, the space-inspired version of the deluxe BR-X1 Hypersonic chronograph, offers a beautiful, revolutionary concept along with an innovative design. Dubbed as the BR-X1 HyperStellar, this watch has been created to become an explorer's companion as they conquer new territories.

As important as a spacesuit or an astronaut's pressure helmet, a potent mechanical chronograph has always been a part of a space explorer's needs. it has become a regular part of their kit; not as a lux, fashionable item to show the stars, but to help them survive in space. The traces of such explorations have revealed that many mechanical chronograph has been among the items which enable astronauts to complete their missions. This is true, especially in situations where an essential device, such as an electronic motor system, has malfunctioned.

Thus, it is with such concept that BR-X1 has been created: to be launched into orbit and to help those who venture outside the planet tackle the most extreme situations. In order for one to survive in this great dark vacuum, one must be able to swiftly respond to various changes in temperatures, impacts, pressures, accelerations and vibrations. Designed to match an astronaut's needs, the BR-X1 is crafted with ergonomic buttons, visible dial details and a lightweight feature to conform to various payloads, thanks to the amalgamation of titanium and aluminum.

The BR-X1 HyperStellar promises the toughness of a rocket, giving credits to its innovative design of titanium and aluminum case. The cover, center and the surrounding elements of the case are all constructed from micro-blasted grate 5 titanium. The bezel insert glows with blue anodized aluminum and the entire watch is covered with a harmony of rubber and titanium that acts as a protective shell. Adding to its beautiful core features is a rubber grip function that ensures better handling when using the chronograph functions, even when using glovers. The stone gray and electric blue mix references space exploration: gray for the moon, and blue for the earth.

This skeleton chronograph sports a interesting design, beating with a mechanical skeleton movement with automatic winding that is structured in the shape of an X. Discs resemble blades of a turbine while the upper bridge is treated with black DLC. A tachymeter floats in the blue, while the metal indices are lighted with Superluminova. The watch promises water resistance for up to 100 meters and is secured with non-indexed screws. Finishing off the entire design is its double material strap made from rubber and alligator leather, with a steel buckle atop a molded rubber insert.

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