From The Cockpit To Your Wrist – The Bell & Ross BR 03-929:39 am
“Because he wants to reach for the stars and explore the ocean depths… Because he lives out his passions to the fullest, man has always measured himself against time, turning a few seconds into a moment of eternity.”
To reach extraordinary lengths of precision, watchmakers sometimes loose the essence of simplicity. Exploration and studies through centuries have lead men to understand that it is indeed minimalism, that counts. Bell & Ross is a name that you can trust when it comes to keeping it simple yet effective every single time. They have always been known to manufacture watches for professional use. To assure this, the designers and engineers at Bell & Ross adhere to four guiding principles that are water resistance, precision, readability (legibility at a glance), and performance.
The help of military, safety, and health professionals is often enlisted to ensure that these aspects are incorporated in each watch. The brand encases some of the most complicated mechanisms in watchmaking with ease and expertise. The watches are styled for aviation specialists and take first hand inspiration from instruments in the cockpit.
Today, we talk about a legendary watch from the BR 03 series. Looking at the watch and its structural perfection leads to one and one conclusion only, it means serious business. The BR 03 steel instrument watch is not exclusively reserved for professional users but has become an iconic watch for numerous connoisseurs. Fitted with a high-quality Swiss movement, this time instrument designed for professionals asserts its utilitarian and functional purpose by embodying the four fundamental principles: a must have in each Bell & Ross watch.
The Bell & Ross BR 03-92 is 42 mm in diameter and adapts to all wrist sizes. The slim side profile of the case shows that even though the watch holds a substantial amount of complication it is not too bulky. This steel model once again emphasizes the brand’s pioneering vision. By associating a high-tech material with fine craftsmanship, Bell & Ross has created a new instrument with innovative properties. The BR 03 is an icon that pushes the boundaries of resistance over time. Its size as well as finishing and functions complement the BR 01 version.
The watch is powered with a mechanical automatic movement and holds an hours, minutes and seconds function. The satin-polished steel case has a black dial with numerals, indexes, hours and minutes hands coated with Superluminova®. The watch is protected with an antireflective sapphire glass and is water-resistant to 100 m. One of the interesting features of the watch is the newly developed rubber strap that sits comfortably on the wrist and is a great option for the summers. The watch box comes with an alternative black canvas strap that can be replaced for a less casual outing. The satin-polished steel pin buckle secures the watch on the wrist.
The success of this series became most evident with the release of the first limited edition versions of the watch. The exterior is kept consistent throughout the watches and showcases expertise of the brand in not only design but also technology.
The clarity of the numerals on the dial is a great asset for professionals working in extreme conditions. When swift decisions are a part of your job profile, keeping it simple is the best way to go, making this steel Bell & Ross your most reliable bet.
By Disha Birdie
Sr. Features Writer, The Watch Guide
A budding writer and watch enthusiast with a passion for discovering Swiss watchmaking know-how.