As mentioned in part 1 of my Baselworld watch fair report, black is very much the in-trend colour at the moment, taking over from the rose gold of recent years. One company that's championed the all-black look over the last couple of years is Bell & Ross, who launched a slew of interesting variations on their square BR01 instrument case, starting at just below £3000.
Grey may be next year's black - you heard it here first. This is the BR01 Commando, which is also available without the power reserve. Limited to 1000 pieces of each type.
BR01 Carbon - as the name suggests, the case is layered carbon fibre.
The BR01 Airborne is inspired by the insignia of the US Airborne division and is limited to 500 pieces. As if the unusual design wasn't enough, the skull is coated in a grey lume that shines green in the dark. The hands are shaped like daggers. Not sure about this one.
Another departure from traditional dial design. Yes, there was also a black version.
The BR01 Radar uses concentric circles to denote the time - yellow for minutes, red for hours and green for seconds. We like.
There was also a tasty BR01 GMT model, limited to 1000 pieces, and a retro Heritage model with beige lume and a tan leather strap.
More coming up in part 3...