Published on July 1st, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Bell & Ross Vintage BR V2-94 just for the French Grand Prix
To mark the return of Formula 1 to France, the Bell & Ross BR V2-94 R.S.18 will feature a black rubber strap stamped with the French flag during the French Grand Prix.
The watch is an invitation to get behind the wheel of a racing car and experience the extreme sensation felt by the driver, for whom a watch is not only a tool, but also an ally at each and every moment of the race. This Vintage BR V2-94 R.S.18 features a 41 mm case in satin-finished steel, a carbon fiber dial (a highly-prized material in the world of highend motoring) and black and yellow in reference to the colors of the Renault Sport Formula One™ Team.
The Bell & Ross BR V2-94 R.S.18 has a yellow internal minute track and two counters, one in red for optimal legibility of the chronograph function. A tachymeter scale on the bezel allows a car’s speed to be instantly calculated over a given distance.
This design and choice of colours evokes the sporting world of race tracks and paddocks, with its numerals adopting the typography used for the Renault Sport Formula One™ Team. It is powered by a Swiss mechanical caliber with automatic winding. The sapphire case-back bears a metallized depiction of the Renault car and its serial number.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – BELL & ROSS VINTAGE BR V2-94 R.S.18
- Case: 41mm diameter – stainless steel case, satin-finished and polished – fixed steel bezel with aluminium insert and tachymeter scale – screw-down crown and pusher – ultra-domed sapphire crystal – sapphire case back – 100m water-resistant
- Dial: carbon fibre dial – applied numerals with Super-LumiNova – metal Super-LumiNova accents on hour and minute hands – 2-register (3 and 9 o’clock) chronograph
- Movement: Calibre BR-CAL.301 (ETA 2894-2 base) – automatic – 4Hz frequency – 42h power reserve – hours, minutes, small seconds and date, chronograph function
- Strap/Bracelet: available with a black, carbon-printed calfskin strap with yellow lining OR a steel 3-link bracelet
- Steel folding clasp for both versions
- Reference: BRV294-RS18/SCA (leather)
- BRV294-RS18/SST (steel bracelet)
- Limited Edition to 999 pieces
- Price in Malaysia, RM22,700 (calfskin strap) and RM24,100 (steel bracelet). Elsewhere: USD7,900 EUR4,900 (leather) and USD8,400 EUR5,200 (steel)