By Lifestyle Editor
As dusk fell over the city’s skyline, there was one place that was bedecked in golden hues; Coppersmith @Troika Sky Dining provided the perfect setting for Bell & Ross’ golden hour celebration in the form of the BR 05 Chrono Edición Limitada, in partnership with Cortina Watch.
Elegant Design with a Passionate Pursuit
Unquestionably faithful to the brand’s guiding principles of legibility, functionality, precision, and reliability of which Bell & Ross has built its prestigious reputation, its BR 01 and BR 05 models have gained iconic status in the world of watchmaking.
Design and innovation never presuppose geographical, cultural and lifestyle boundaries. Since its earlier two Original series, Bell & Ross has never stopped exploring the diverse universe to reinvent yet another captivating timepiece; this time combined with the inspiring world of cigars and along with its aficionados.
Designed with the gentlemen who love all things beautiful, good food and cigars in mind, the BR 05 Chrono Edición Limitada carries a strong cigar code. The captivating chronograph bears the curls of Havana cigars and the Edición Limitada inscription on the dial as a tribute to Cuba, the island of cigars.
The BR 05 Chrono Edición Limitada is housed in a precious humidor wooden box, varnished ebony on the outside and cedar wood on the inside. The Bell & Ross logo is fondly embedded in the lid in the form of a cigar ring in gilded steel and 5N gold. A thoughtful standalone, the box can be easily converted to be a cigar box.
This modern, technical watch features a warm finish that is created with a brown dial and gold featured on the bezel and strap links. The base and the rest of the strap are made of steel. The colours of Roth metals pair very well with the dial’s matte brown. A refined chronograph, the BR 05 Chrono Edición Limitada houses a self-winding BR-CAL30I movement.
A Golden Hour Celebration for a 50-Year-Old Establishment
This year marks the golden anniversary celebration of Cortina Watch. Founded in 1972, Cortina Watch has grown from a single store to become a prominent retailer for luxury timepieces in Asia Pacific with 45 stores across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other developing markets.
A Golden Hour Experience That Personifies the Lifestyle of the BR 05 Chrono Edición Limitada Individual
The BR 05 Chrono Edición Limitada individual carries a hedonistic timeless approach to life. One who is an epicurean, sips smooth spirits, wears fine materials—and, of course, enjoys good cigars. Bell & Ross and co-host, Cortina Watch created a golden hour that merged the worlds of culinary and scents to Style and sound; by blending harmonious flavour pairings that awaken the senses to igniting infinite possibility of styles and tasteful repertoire of sounds.
Chris Bauer, Director and Executive Chef of Troika Sky Dining who personally prefers the BR 05 Chrono Edición Limitada on brown rubber strap as the timepiece gives him perfect adaptability to work in the kitchen and yet dressy enough to socialize with restaurant guests, included an epicurean taste design that tantalised guests with an array of Havana must-haves dishes and a selection of signature cocktails to match the golden hour.
Resting discreetly in one section were the Robusto Maduro cigars, the main inspiration behind the BR 05 Chrono Edición Limitada, all gracefully arranged in the beautiful Bell & Ross precious cigar box to highlight the luxury upcycling thoughtfully designed to impress watch connoisseurs, collectors, and fans.
Complementing the Golden Hour on the style front with not just a sartorial outfit to match the watch but a complete wardrobe, Crazy Rich Asians stylist Andrea Wong carefully opted for a ‘rich’ closet that transforms one from day to night, business to leisure and weekday to weekend. Each ensemble reinforced the functionality and versatility of the BR 05 Chrono Edición Limitada which infuses a hint of elegance and serves to complete an individual’s unique style.
Blending with the evening’s energy, guests swayed to the beat of Latin-French electro groove, all carefully curated by DJ Shawn Zod to give a ‘gold experience.
"The preeminent quality of Bell & Ross timepieces not only presents greater distinction in the art of time, but also serves as a symbol of identity, design and taste, establishing the brand’s relationship with its founding values that celebrate precision, innovation and functionality. The BR 05 Chrono Edición Limitada series is every reflection of this. Congratulations Cortina Watch on your golden anniversary. We are honoured to collaborate with Cortina Watch to bring this golden hour of specially curated experiences to the interests, aspirations, and lifestyles of our discerning guests” said Tong Chee Wei, General Manager - Asia, Bell & Ross.
"The BR 05 Chrono Edición Limitada is one showstopper. This is one exciting series from Bell & ROSS that celebrates the good life. This evening we want our guests to celebrate the good life with us. This 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of Cortina Watch and Bell & Ross is a trusted partner of Cortina Watch for two decades long. Together we have made available Bell & Ross timepieces on our point-of-sales across Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. Both establishments strongly believe in giving value and rewarding our customers with memorable lifestyle experiences” said Tay Liam Khoon, Managing Director, Cortina Watch Malaysia.
The BR 05 Chrono Edición Limitada series displayed on-site gained much admiration from guests, celebrities and notables from business and media worlds; all mingled along well with Bell & Ross’ spectacular activities and lifestyle refinement.