Few brands have watches that are immediately conspicuous as their own. The Bell & Ross BR arrangement will not be confused with some other brand. Created in 2005 with the BR01 and demonstrated after cockpit instruments, the BR arrangement includes a to some degree polarizing square case with round dial, and a few models have advanced past the military theme. The BR 03-92 Blue Steel with its spotless, dark blue time and date dial is a genuine model, maintaining the notorious square case with a dressier, non-military completion. The new model introduced for Baselworld 2019, named the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 MA-1 , is anyway about military motivation. Back to the roots!
The new BR 03-92 MA-1 is surely military themed yet explicitly motivated by the exemplary MA-1 flight coat from 1958. This “aircraft” coat was intended for stream military pilots, supplanting more established wool fixed leather with nylon for more comfort in warm weather on the ground and colder temperatures noticeable all around. The inside of the coat was additionally bright orange and reversible, permitting brought down pilots to become more noticeable for salvage groups. These attributes are found in the BR 03-92 MA-1, which goes past the instrument board aesthetic.
The dial has the equivalent staggered “sandwich” plan as the BR03-92 Horolum and BR03-92 Black Camo , with a bright orange iridescent (Super-LumiNova) base shining through the stenciled-out numerals and records of the upper dial. That upper dial has a dull khaki matte completion, and combined with the orange under, duplicates the plane coat’s shading plan of sage green and inside orange. The matching dim khaki hour and moment hands, and tip of the seconds hand are likewise covered with orange Super-LumiNova.
The 42mm x 42mm scratch-safe clay case (water-impervious to 100 meters) of the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 MA-1 actually includes the notable square plan with round dial yet replaces the typical hardened steel or dark artistic by a more significant material. It is interestingly introduced in dull khaki-shaded ceramic and still comes with four uncovered screws at each corner. The calfskin leather tie further supports the coat’s theme, being reversible with both khaki and orange sides.
The watch is fueled by the type BR-CAL.302 automatic, in view of the Sellita SW300-1. It highlights 25 gems, beats at 28,800vph (4Hz) and brags 38 hours power hold. Capacities incorporate focal hours, minutes and seconds, with a date at 4:30. This development is common to Bell & Ross BR time-and-date watches.
The Bell & Ross BR 03-92 MA-1 is a restricted release of 999 pieces with a retail cost of EUR 3,500. More information can be found at bellross.com .