For most of the millions of Aussies currently living in lockdown, the thought of the first post-pandemic international flight is an exciting one. Will it be business or pleasure? Where will you touchdown first? No matter the answers, it’ll be a thrill regardless, and the folks at Bell & Ross just dropped a capable companion for your wrist in the BR05 GMT.
Building on the BR05 collection that was first launched in 2019, the addition of a GMT watch nicely compliments the time-only and chronograph references that are already available. When it was first released, the BR05 was a watershed moment for Bell & Ross, finally offering a versatile, everyday sports watch, drenched in the brand’s design codes.
The new Bell & Ross BR05 GMT features the iconic square case shape of the brand, measuring 41mm from side to side. The stainless steel travel watch arrives on the choice of either a comfortable integrated rubber strap (B&R make some of the comfiest straps in the game), or an integrated steel bracelet.
The dial is black, offering a high-contrast canvas for the bold white numerals that are filled with Super-LumiNova, and the red GMT-hand. Around the circumference of the dial, you’ll find a 24-hour scale to read the GMT-hand against, with the only other dial feature being a practical date window at 3 o’clock.
Powering the watch is Bell & Ross’s BR-CAL. 325, an updated GMT movement that has replaced the BR-CAL.303, which was once the workhorse timezone tracker for the brand. The new movement features a Glucydur balance wheel for improved accuracy, now guaranteed to +/- 10 seconds per day, and 42 hours of power reserve.
A GMT sports watch with 100m of water resistance is always a tidy addition to any collection, and the new Bell & Ross BR05 GMT is no different. Especially when executed in an integrated steel case, it’s a genuinely versatile piece that is just as excited to jump on a plane as you are. The Bell & Ross BR05 GMT is currently available, with an RRP of $6,700 on a rubber strap and $7,500 on a steel bracelet.