WOTY 2012: Bell & Ross BR 01 Turn Coordinator

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Earlier this year WatchPro unveiled its Watches of the Year 2012 – the 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.

Highly commended in the Limited Edition Watch of the Year category was the Bell & Ross BR 01 Turn Coordinator. 

The Turn Coordinator is part of a trio of novelties released by Bell & Ross for 2012, taking inspiration from the dials and gauges found in cockpits, and each is limited to just 999 pieces.

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We adore this watch for its playful method of displaying the time, with its dial divided into two independent concentric discs that display the hours and minutes, while a vertical white marker in the central of the dial indicates the current time, reading from top to bottom.

The BR 01 Turn Coordinator was one of Bell & Ross’s most challenging timepieces to make — for example the discs each weight about 30 times more than your average watch hand, so had to be designed to make them as super lightweight as possible to maintain the power reserve and accuracy of each timepiece.

The watch features a mechanical automatic movement housed a 46mm square case.

 

 

 

 

 

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