Bell & Ross – BR V1-92 Military

The BR V1-92 Military is part of the new generation of the Vintage Collection presented this year in Basel. Taking inspiration from the History of Aviation and military codes, this minimalist and timeless watch combines the past and present.

This 38.5 mm authentic military version in stainless steel with an ultra-curved sapphire offers a reading which emphasizes the minutes on the large face as a reminiscent of the navigation watches used by military pilots to calculate their direction or speed.

A really good sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating can sometimes seem to even “sharpen” the dial components, to my eyes. The Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver has a 2.85mm-thick horizontal crystal with great AR coating offering a crystal clear view of the dial that’s designed to be legible to begin with. The applied hour mark, sloped chapter ring, and date window at 4:30 using a black date wheel to match the dial colour all help give a sense of depth and interest that I constantly appreciate.Clearly, I am bullish about the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver. It had been among the funnest recent watches I have had the chance to wear for an extended time period, and I can not actually say I can discover any real complaints relating to it. There are two or three things that I can think about, however, that Bell & Ross can do to further sweeten the deal. First, ceramic bezel inserts are more scratch-resistant, and are getting to be practically standard nowadays, which makes aluminum inserts begin to feel less superior. Second, it’s possible to possess 300m water immunity on a watch with a display caseback, and that would increase the value, interest, and consumer experience for your Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver. The solid caseback, however, is probably also helpful for protecting the motion from magnetic fields. Last, adding something in the motion department, like COSC certificate, for instance, would further kick it all up a notch. Every one of these things would probably also be reasons to improve the purchase price, obviously.

BR V1-92 Military

BR V1-92 Military © Bell & Ross

Reinterpreting the style of the past, the photoluminescent triangle at 12 o’clock enabled the pilots to instantly get their bearings, even in the dark.

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