Pre Basel 2015 - The Bell and Ross BR03-92 Military Type
After having further developed, most recently, collections such as the Vintage, and having also introduced several mechanical complications, with the occasion of Baselworld 2015 Bell & Ross is updating the most iconic timepiece from the Aviation collection, the classic three hands timepiece that draws inspiration from the instrumentation found in the cockpit of modern military planes.
The outcome is a new mid-range Aviation timepiece, the BR-03 with a case whose sides measure 42mm (the case is perfectly square), the Bell and Ross BR03-92 Military Type. What changes with this model, in comparison to others from the BR03-92 family? The matte black ceramic case is coupled with a khaki dial, a color that has been identifying military uniforms since the 19th century. The red MT (Military Type) logo is printed on the dial. To be honest it still isn’t totally clear to me what requirements a military timepiece has to comply with, so this is something I want to examine in depth at Baselworld next month, precisely with the brand that is an official partner to 9 Special Military Corps.
The Bell and Ross BR03-92 Military Type has its hands, indexes and Arabic numerals covered in Superluminova which, coupled with the khaki dial, ensure a high readability even in the worst conditions. The movement is automatic, coded as Calibre BR.CAL.302, a sourced caliber and perhaps a reworked ETA 2824, but it hasn’t been confirmed yet. A cool watch that comes with a rubber strap with a PVD treated pin buckle or a canvas strap, at a retail price of 3400€. Further info and an in-depth review, with pros and cons, will be online next month, live from Baselworld 2015.
(Photo credit: courtesy of Bell & Ross)
Gaetano C. @Horbiter - Watches & Luxury