BURSTING WITH HISTORY, Bell & Ross BR V2-92 & BR V2-94 Steel Heritage

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Published on January 29th, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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BURSTING WITH HISTORY, Bell & Ross BR V2-92 & BR V2-94 Steel Heritage

Bell & Ross’ saga started in an aircraft cockpit and was driven by the ambition of designing watches directly inspired by aeronautical instrumentation, the ultimate point of reference regarding precision, legibility and reliability.

In just a century, the aircraft has evolved from the Wright brothers’ biplane to the Rafale. Regardless of the era and the device itself, watches have always been a precious aid helping crews with navigation and providing operational support to pilots. The stakes are even higher when the aircrafts are involved in combat missions. This is why all military-inspired Bell & Ross watches comply with the strict specifications established by the armed forces. concept. Square, round, three-hand or chronograph, they all share the characteristic of expressing the passage of time through colors and a patina that give them a vintage look. Thanks to this aesthetic effect, and the combination of beige numerals on a black background designed by Bell & Ross, they have managed to introduce an iconic style into the watch market. Now, the fagship collection starts a new chapter with the BR V2-92 and BR V2-94 Steel Heritage.

HERITAGE: a transversal concept

The heritage between today’s Bell & Ross watches and their glorious predecessors is strong. So, when Bell & Ross decided to launch a watch collection in 2009 highlighting the key eras in aviation history, what name could be more apt than Heritage?

 

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NEW WATCHES BURSTING WITH HISTORY

Since 2009, Bell & Ross has paid tribute to pocket watches from the collection is entering its third generation, and the new models have Great War and to ight instruments from the 1940s. Today, the Vintage seen their design evolve.

 

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The new versions feature the iconic black dial with its traditional sand- coloured 12, 3, 6 and 9 numerals, as if aged by the patina of time. They evoke the past, and at the same time belong to the modern era, thanks to the latest watchmaking technologies and materials that combine high performance with a retro spirit.

The details include a polished/satin- nished steel case with a slightly smaller diameter of 41 mm, push-buttons and a screw-down crown to reinforce the water-resistance of the case, rounded lugs that match

the new metal bracelet with ne links to ensure it sits comfortably on any wrist, and the sapphire crystal with an ultra-curved nish to evoke the style of vintage watches.

Inspired by instrument panels from 1960s aircrafts, the BR V2-92 and BR V2-94 Steel Heritage measure time with precision whilst cultivating a resolutely retro look. A Vintage spirit with the Heritage concept at its heart.

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BR V2-92 STEEL HERITAGE

Technical specifications

BR V2-92 STEEL HERITAGE BRACELET CAOUTCHOUC BRV292-HER-ST/SRB

BR V2-92 STEEL HERITAGE BRACELET ACIER BRV292-HER-ST/SST

Crystal: ultra-curved sapphire with anti-re ective coating. Water-resistance: 100 meters.
Strap: satin-polished steel or black rubber.

Buckle: folding for metal bracelet. Steel pin for rubber strap.

Movement: calibre BR-CAL.302. Automatic mechanical.

Functions: hours, minutes, central seconds. Date.

Case: 41 mm diameter. Satin-polished steel. Rotating steel bezel with anodized black aluminum ring and 60-minute scale. Screw- down crown. Sapphire case-back.

Dial: black. Sand Superluminova® numerals and indices. Metal skeletonized hour and minute hands lled with sand-coloured Superluminova®.

 

 

BR V2-94 STEEL HERITAGE

Technical specifications

BR V2-94 STEEL HERITAGE BRACELET CAOUTCHOUC BRV294-HER-ST/SRB

BR V2-94 STEEL HERITAGE BRACELET ACIER BRV294-HER-ST/SST

Crystal: ultra-curved sapphire with anti-re ective coating. Water-resistance: 100 meters.

Strap: satin-polished steel or black rubber.
Buckle: folding for metal bracelet. Steel pin for rubber strap.

Movement: calibre BR-CAL.301. Automatic mechanical.

Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds at 3 o’clock. Date. Chronograph: 30-minute timer at 9 o’clock, central chronograph seconds.

Case: 41 mm diameter. Satin-polished steel. Steel bezel with anodized black aluminum ring and 60-minute scale. Screw-down crown and push buttons. Sapphire case-back.

Dial: black. Sand Superluminova® numerals and indices. Metal skeletonized hour and minute hands lled with sand-coloured Superluminova®.


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