B&R’s higher-end tourbillon models have always been wildly impressive. Designed to look like aviation dials, they tweak the traditional B&R case design and turn it into something else entirely.

The BR-X2 Skeleton Micro-Rotor is more of the same. This $79,000 watch (!!) features a “calibre BR-CAL.381. Automatic mechanical. Micro-rotor tourbillon. The micro-rotor is machined in a very dense alloy, Reconit 18. This alloy contains 95% tungsten. 18.5 density, compared to steel.” This means the rotor can spin considerably better than a traditional rotor, ensuring an even power grid over time. It comes inside a steel case with highly lumed hands and includes a grey alligator strap.

Why is a watch like this so important? It’s a clever riff on B&Rs previous models and, thanks to the tourbillon, is a unique and a one-of-a-kind piece. There are only 50 of this thing in existence and each one costs a little less than a nice BMW.

So if you want to see some watch guts head on over to Bell & Ross’ online store and slap down your credit card number. You’ve got that kind of cash, right?

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ByJohn Biggs

John lives in Brooklyn and has loved watches since he got his first Swatch Irony automatic in 1998. He is the editor of WristWatchReview.

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