Bell & Ross BR 05 Chrono Green Steel Watch Review

You’ll typically find Swiss watchmaker Bell & Ross somewhere between the sky and the sea. Their sporty diver’s watches provide optimal functionality for underwater exploration while their long-established aviation heritage has secured them as one of the world’s leading pilot’s watch manufacturers. Their Bell & Ross BR 05 watch collection, however, meets in the middle, delivering sophisticated integrated architecture for urban explorations. The new Bell & Ross BR 05 Chrono Green Steel watch celebrates having both feet firmly on the ground with a new nature-inspired green sunray display.

Since its launch in 2019, the Bell & Ross BR 05 collection has gone from strength to strength. With what started as a series of classic three-hand steel models has now expanded into a range of chronographs, skeletonised limited editions, 18ct gold models and GMT watches. It was just recently too that the Bell & Ross BR 05 was employed for the first time as part of the brand’s partnership with the Alpine A1 racing team with the launch of the Bell & Ross BR 05 Chrono Alpine A523 Limited Edition. For a more classic look, the Swiss watchmaker is now combining the BR 05’s streamline case and integrated bracelet with a fresh green dial.

The new green dial of the Bell & Ross BR 05 Green Steel watch is – quite literally – a breath of fresh air. The metallic green hue has never been placed on a BR 05 watch before with a steel case, previously only appearing on the more opulent BR 05 Gold. The glossy green sunray centre pairs beautifully with the polished accents of the square-shaped case and the choice of a green ribbed rubber strap or integrated steel bracelet. The dial is joined by two matching green subsidiary counters at 3 and 9 o’clock for the small seconds and chronograph minutes, each with snailed decoration and recessed silver tracks for easy legibility. The rest of the Bell & Ross BR 05 Green Steel watch’s dial follows suit providing clear readability with two large silver numerals for the 12 and 6 o’clock markers, stick indexes and thick baton hands, all with glow in the dark Superluminova inserts.

The case of the Bell & Ross BR 05 Chrono Green Steel watch presents us with all the familiar specs we’ve come to know and love from the BR 05 series.  There’s the signature “circle within a square” layout, a fixed stainless steel bezel with four screws at each corner and flat sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective treatment. The case measures in at 42 millimetres wide and 14.25 millimetres tall and secures a 100 metre water resistant rating thanks to a screw in crown at 3 o’clock which sits between two flat integrated chronograph pushers.

Like the front of the watch, the Bell & Ross BR 05 Chrono Green Steel model greets us with a layer of sapphire crystal glass on the back. Through it, you can see the BR-CAL.301 automatic winding calibre, a Swiss movement based on the automatic modular chronograph calibre ETA 2894-2. The movement provides hours, minutes, central chronograph seconds, small seconds, a 30 minutes counter and date alongside 27 jewels, a frequency of 28,800vph and a 42 hour power reserve.

If you’d like to learn more about the new Bell & Ross BR 05 Chrono Green Steel watch and shop the design for yourself, head over to the Jura Watches website here. Alternatively, get in touch with the team by calling 01335 453453 or send us a message at help@jurawatches.co.uk.


  • Case Size: 42mm
  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Bezel: Fixed
  • Glass: Sapphire crystal
  • Crown: Screw in
  • Case Back: Exhibition
  • Water Resistance: 100 metres
  • Movement: BR-CAL.301 automatic winding
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph seconds, 30 minute counter
  • Power Reserve: 42 hours
  • Jewels: 27
  • Frequency: 28,800vph
  • Dial: Green sunray brushed with Superluminova hour markers and hands, snailed counters
  • Strap: Integrated steel bracelet or green rubber
  • Buckle: Folding
  • RRP: £5,500 (Rubber), £6,000 (Bracelet)
  • References: BR05C-GN-ST/SST, BR05C-GN-ST/SRB
  • Limited: No