The BR 05 Artline Dragon watch by Bell & Ross celebrates 2024, the Year of the Dragon in Chinese astrology. Blending the bold characteristics of the Dragon sign with tattoo-inspired laser engraving, this watch represents a creative leap for Bell & Ross, known for their professional instrument watches. With a design that includes intricate details and cultural symbolism, the watch pays homage to the dragon as a symbol of power, prosperity, and good fortune in Chinese culture.
The BR 05 Artline Dragon’s design is influenced by tattoo art, using light and shadow in its engravings to resemble a metal tattoo. The design includes natural elements and cultural references like the sun, moon, and swallows. The dragon motif is a fusion of various animals in mythology. This timepiece showcases the art of engraving, a millennial practice in China, as a tribute to Chinese culture and engraving art. The watch is crafted using a precise laser engraving technique, particularly challenging for the individually engraved bracelet links.
Despite its artistic flair, the watch maintains the signature design elements of the BR 05 collection, like the rounded bezel and screw-attached case. It features the BR-CAL.321 self-winding mechanical movement, ensuring precision and practicality for an active lifestyle. Limited to 99 pieces, the BR 05 Artline Dragon is a rare and exclusive timepiece.