bell ross br-x5 carbon orange timepieces

Chic Bell & Ross BR-X5 Carbon Orange, Ice Blue Steel and Black Steel now in Malaysia from RM29,500

Time is an ephemeral thing that lends structure and a sense of progression through our lives. Only a proper timepiece is able to take the full measure of it by acting as a reliable touchstone as we navigate the tides of fate and fortune which is what the new Bell & Ross BR-X5 Carbon Orange as well as its variants in Ice Blue Steel and Black Steel epitomise as refined statements of urban chic melded with functional design.

BR-X5 Carbon Orange founders

Unveiled  by the founders of themselves, the esteemed Bruno Belamich and Carlos Rosillo, at the Exchange 106 amidst the grandeur of the vast Kuala Lumpur urban skyline, the new Bell & Ross BR-X5 collection is now available for consideration by horophiles and collectors in Malaysia.

What is the Bell & Ross BR-X5 collection

The new BR-X5 collection is available in three variants which differ in the materials utilised in their design as well as different colourways, watch faces and strap materials. At the top of the proverbial totem pole and made in extremely limited numbers is the BR-X5 Orange with only 500 units in existence and made of titanium alloy.

BR-X5 Carbon Orange showcase

The mainline models consist of the BR-X5 Ice Blue with an elegant reflective ice blue watch face and your choice of steel and rubber strap options as well as an elegant BR-X5 Black Steel with a distinguished black watch face with steel and rubber strap options.

In terms of design, the BR-X5 collection timepieces features the signature Bell & Ross squarish watch case that features a multi-layered design with a rounded face and the iconic quartet of screws at cardinal points while using exceptional materials in its construction. 

BR-X5 Ice Blue

In the case of the top of the line BR-X5 Carbon Orange, Bell and Ross have lavished the  design with an exquisite 41mm grade 2 titanium case that has a diamond like carbon (DLC) coating along with matte carbon fibre on the upper and lower plates.

br-x5 carbon orange side

The crown guard and screw-down crown are also hewn from titanium with smoked sapphire crystal on the exhibition case-back and sapphire with an anti-reflective coating for the top. In the case of the BR-X5 Ice Blue and Black Steel, Bell & Ross have used sturdy sat-brushed and micro-blasted finished steel which lends the designs a familiar, comforting touch. To be sure, every timepiece in the BR-X5 collection is waterproof down to 100M.

Story BR-X5 Black Steel

Powering the BR-X5 collection is a BR-CAL 323 automatic mechanical movement developed in partnership with esteemed Swiss mechanical manufacture Kenissi that has a 70-hour power reserve which is more than sufficient to last the weekend.

The watch face is both elegant yet detailed with hour, minute and second hands filled with Super-LumiNova for clarity in dim light conditions with a date window and power reserve indicator that subtly hints to its aeronautical inspiration. Where the BR-X5 Black Steel uses a classy looking black lacquered watch face, the BR-X5 Ice Blue uses a multi-layered lacquered ice blue finish that shimmers in the light, making it look both fun and sporty.

How much is the BR-X5 Carbon Orange, Ice Blue Steel and Black Steel in Malaysia? 

In Malaysia, the BR-X5 Carbon Orange will be priced at RM50,900 while the BR-X5 Ice Blue Steel and Black Steel are priced from RM29,500 to RM32,000. For more details, check out Bell & Ross’ official website at