White Out: Bell & Ross Introduces the BR 05 GMT White
The fan favorite GMT is now available in a clean silver-white
Written by Theo Baker
November 10, 2022
French watch brand Bell & Ross is no stranger to uncommonly sleek sports watches, and with its latest– a cool silver-white colorway on its BR 05 GMT– it once again confirms the company’s success in this space. The new launch, known formally as the BR 05 GMT White, is an update to the original 2021 release of the watch, then in black. The new sleek design is now made available in a light, versatile color, adding another model to the brand’s urban interpretation of travel and time in the growing BR 05 collection.
On the wrist, the BR 05 GMT White sports a rounded-corner square case measuring 41mm in diameter and 11.07mm in height, its sturdy, travel-ready construction hosting 100m of water resistance. The steel exterior is satin-finished and polished in an elevated contrast, with the bracelet or strap seamlessly meeting the edge of the case for a classic integrated aesthetic. Four screws on its four bezel corners add another Bell & Ross visual signature to the steel aesthetic, while a pair of crown guards add to its sporty appeal.
Underneath a sapphire crystal, the silver opaline dial is at work, with its clean style complemented via two red accents in the GMT pointer and matching “GMT” script printed towards the center of the display. An outer curved 24-hour scale wraps around the configuration to assist in travel timekeeping, while applied indices and a matching handset, both typical of Bell & Ross, provide the standard local time alongside a date indicator at the 3 o’clock position.
Powering the watch is the automatic Bell & Ross caliber BR-CAL.325. The mechanism features a 42-hour power reserve and allows for quick setting of the GMT hand independent of the hour hand, making it easy to change the time zone without disrupting the accuracy of the local time display. On the reverse of the watch, a sapphire caseback reveals a 360° oscillating weight powering the movement.