Rectangular cases now in vogue?  2 Comments


Image Courtesy of Bell & Ross

Bell & Ross announced that for Basel 2008 they will be releasing a new range of rectangular timepieces. Clearly Bell & Ross is making a real push to move with some force into the realm of high horology with complications that has an identity. B&R has had great success with the BRO1 Instrument series (large pilot watches encased in 46mm square cases) and are now venturing to extend that series for their 2008 watches in rectangular cases.
For me, the case immediately brings to mind the MB&F No.2 and the Hautlence watches. There are distinct differences but clearly the two other brands had stolen the thunder from B&R by having launched and sold the watches with horizontal rectangular cases since last year. More so for the MB&F as the visible screws on the case are quite similar.
However, is this a new trend for the coming years? Horizontal rectangular cases to allow for a greater variety of movement expression?



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