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KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 18): It was in 1992 when Bruno Belamich and Carlos-Antonio Rosillo decided to begin Bell & Ross, a haute horology house that focuses on desiging precision tools for urban explorers, as well as extreme professionals, including astronauts, pilots, bomb disposal experts and divers. Amassing an impressive following, the Franco-Swiss brand is known for its iconic circle in square case. “We’ve built this story of our brand step by step, from new men without money, only passion, to mature men — I will not say old men — who create powerful and unique watches,” says Belamich.

During the partners’ recent visit to Kuala Lumpur — it was the first time the two were here together — they launched the BR-X5, a timepiece that houses a special movement made in collaboration with Kenissi — a Geneva-based movement manufacturer. The co-founders tell Options about highlights in the brand’s history and plans for the future.

Also in this issue is an interview with Montblanc’s director of new technologies Dr Felix Obschonka; a look into multi-disciplinary artist and founder of Project Mirro, Miriam Omar’s first solo exhibition; and a chat with the creators behind local activewear brand Livlola. 

Get insight into author May Lin de Chezelles’ book Yellow Mountain; explore Mercedes-Benz’s venerable S-Class; or learn more about Dom Pérignon’s Plénitude 2 2004 created in partnership with DC Restaurant by Darren Chin, which was awarded 1-Michelin star recently. There is also a story about Sutra Dance Theatre opening the 33rd Konark Festival in Odisha, India, celebrating this colourful and deeply-moving artform. 

Read all about these and more in our Dec 19, 2022 issue of Options, out with The Edge Malaysia weekly.

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