April 18, 2018, Shanghai, China-To celebrate the 2018 Formula One Heineken China Grand Prix, RenaultSportFormulaOneTeam ™ was raced on April 12, 2018 at Shanghai International Motorsport Host VIP events.
From left to right: Carlos Sainz of Renault; Yawen Wu, Marketing Communications Manager of Bell & Ross; Nico Hülkenberg of Renault
Bell & Ross, Renault’s official timing partner, unveiled its 2018 new timepiece R.S.18 chronograph. Ms. Wu Yawen, Belles Marketing Communications Manager specially attended the event and presented it to Nico Hülkenberg and Carlos Sainz as the exclusive BR-X1R.S.18 chronograph watch with the name and serial number. The team achieved good results in subsequent races. Ms. Zhu Xuanhua, General Manager of Bell & Ross North Asia also sent her blessing: ‘Bell & Ross has always been committed to creating the highest quality timepieces for professionals, and continues to challenge itself with the highest enthusiasm, bringing you an extraordinary watch wearing experience .I believe that the new RS18 series of high-performance chronographs will fully support two outstanding drivers to win an outstanding record for the team in the race! ‘
There is no doubt that the F1 China Grand Prix is one of the most influential events in the Asian racing world. It is the 14th year since the first F1 race was successfully held at the Shanghai International Circuit in 2004. As the competition’s reputation and influence continue to expand, the business cooperation and development it brings gradually begins to penetrate into various international brands.
The world-renowned luxury watch brand Bell & Ross has been committed to manufacturing professional flying timepieces since its establishment, and it has never broken the limit. At the same time, Bell & Ross is relentlessly exploring other professional fields and seeking highly challenging strategic brand cooperation. In 2016, Bell & Ross entered the cutting-edge Formula 1 field for the first time and became the official watch partner of the Renault Formula One team. In 2018, Bell & Ross joined hands with Renault again. This is the third consecutive year of Bell & Ross and Renault. Bell & Ross will show the partnership with both parties based on the same passion for mechanical engineering, speed, performance and motion design. The connection between Formula One cars.
Mr. Carlos-A.Rosillo, CEO of Bell & Ross, said that the cooperation with Renault Formula 1 team has been a constant source of inspiration for the development and design of Bell & Ross’watch products:’ This limited series of watches showcases the team and Bell & Ross. The same philosophy as the pursuit of mechanical engineering, precision performance and extreme speed. The long-term cooperation with Renault team is also the inspiration for Bell & Ross watch design. We integrate the best elements in motorsport and strive for excellence for the team. Provide strong timing support. ‘
Because of this, on the occasion of the third intimate cooperation between the two parties, Bell & Ross carefully designed and grandly launched the new R.S.18 series to pay tribute to Renault’s racing spirit that challenges the speed limit.
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The new R.S.18 series includes three high-tech chronographs: BR03-94R.S.18; BR-X1 chronograph R.S.18 and BR-X1 tourbillon chronograph R.S.18. The watch is avant-garde in style, with a sporty temperament and exquisite design, which fully showcases mechanical engineering, craftsmanship and innovative watchmaking technology. The three R.S.18 chronographs are inspired by the racing chassis, with a design focus on proven materials to ensure high levels of performance. The case is made of porous micro-sprayed titanium, giving the watch a low-key and decisive modern matte look. Micro-sprayed titanium is known for its lightness and sturdiness. The timing function is activated by a joystick button, which is very similar to the shift paddles on the Formula1® steering wheel. The anti-glare crystal glass is extremely abrasion-resistant and ensures optimum legibility in all situations, such as racing or daily driving. At the same time, the newly developed strap is made of black perforated rubber, with unique ergonomic design and high level of breathability, achieving unparalleled wearing comfort.
BR03-94R.S.18 limited edition of 999 pieces, RMB49,900
The BR03-94R.S.18 chronograph with a porous micro-sprayed titanium case matches all the features of a sports watch, including a carbon fiber dial. Carbon fiber materials have also attracted much attention in the high-end racing world. The titanium-carbon combination design ensures that the parts are lightweight, sturdy, abrasion-resistant, and performant. Through the auxiliary chronograph dial of the timing function, you can see the transmission gear train of the movement. In addition, BR03-94R.S.18 is equipped with a self-winding Swiss mechanical movement, and the flange is equipped with a speedometer scale, which can immediately calculate the speed of the vehicle within a given distance. The chronograph function button of the BR03 watch is inspired by the shift paddles of the Formula 1® racing car and features a joystick design for the first time. Bell & Ross BR03-94R.S.18 watch is made of red anodized aluminum, once again cleverly pays tribute to the iconic color of the racing field.
BR-X1TOURBILLONR.S.18 limited edition of 20 pieces, RMB1,490,000
BR-X1R.S.18 draws on the essence of the racer’s watch and highlights the style of top-level high-tech hollow watches, which can be called an indispensable instrument for measuring short-term events. The self-winding Swiss mechanical movement is hollowed out, giving the watch a unique and absolutely high-tech style, while also possessing truly advanced complications. Its joystick button with yellow rubber insert further emphasizes this feature. In addition, its 30-minute counter is also eye-catching red design-the iconic color of the racing world. The racing style numbers and the flanged yellow speedometer scale (calculating the speed of the vehicle at a given distance) are also integrated into the racing concept. The special font design allows us to immediately immerse ourselves in the track world. At 9 o’clock, the case is embedded with a yellow rubber thumb grip to ensure the best ergonomic results when using the precision astronomical watch function. Finally, the slender hands and applique hour markers are coated with luminous material to ensure the best legibility.
BR-X1TOURBILLONR.S.18 limited edition of 20 pieces, RMB1,490,000
The BR-X1 Tourbillon Chronograph R.S.18 is equipped with a highly complex movement, which combines the flying tourbillon watchmaking technology with the one-button chronograph movement design. It is a masterpiece of the watch series. The tourbillon reduces the impact of the earth’s gravity on the mechanical movement, ensuring extremely high speed accuracy. The BR-X1 tourbillon chronograph is equipped with a ‘flying’ tourbillon, which means that the outer frame is fixed on the shaft, giving a sense of suspension. This flying tourbillon complication watch combines superb craftsmanship with an aesthetically pleasing design, which is a hallmark of high performance. The timing ribbon is designed in yellow and red to ensure rapid time recognition. The hands and hour markers are coated with luminous material to ensure that time can be read at night, improving readability. The BR-X1 tourbillon chronograph R.S.18 is equipped with a skeleton dial, showing the future-oriented drive train of a high-tech movement. The case is fitted with a yellow rubber thumb grip at the position corresponding to 9 o’clock, ensuring the best ergonomic effect when using the function.