Bell & Ross
BR V1-92 Blue SteelReference# BRV192-BLU-ST/SCANEWManufacturer's retail price: $2,300.00Compare
- Case: satin-polished stainless steel
- Size: 38.5mm
- Movement: automatic winding caliber BR-CAL.302
- Function: date
- Water Resistance: 100m
- Dial: blue with sunray finish
- Caseback: solid
- Hands: luminous
- Strap/Bracelet: brown calfskin
Since it was founded, Bell & Ross has taken its inspiration from the history of aviation. It has developed Vintage collections that pay tribute to key eras of the great aeronautical adventure.
Each series of watches marks a milestone in its chronology. Bring them together, and they summarize the history of aviation.
Like the brand’s other collections, these professional instruments have military DNA. They meet a set of specifications and requirements established by the armed forces. Understandably, legibility, functionality and precision are priorities. These watches are also watertight, to ensure they are suitable for aquatic environments.
This new Vintage generation has seen much innovation. A modern touch has been added to this firmly established collection by redesigning the diameter and thickness of the case. Many of its details have been reworked to combine sophistication with optimum functionality. The pushers are now screw-down and a crown protector has been added. The rounded design of the lugs blends more naturally with the new straps.
This version has a 38.5mm diameter case, which adapts to any wrist. It is paired with an ultra-curved sapphire crystal for a truly retro look, which allows the thickness of the case to be reduced and makes the watch more comfortable to wear. It also makes it stylish and authentic. The interplay of polished and satin finishes gives it refinement and elegance.
The Blue Steel features a dial with a pared-down aesthetic: white numerals on a blue background. This contrast guarantees excellent legibility. This type of dial is typical of the aviation industry and the Bell & Ross style. This version has opted for discreet elegance and refined finishes. The design of the hands brings to mind the shape of the needles on aircraft instruments. As a new feature, the counterweight for the second hand is designed to look like a stylized plane profile. This detail will be found on many future Bell & Ross watches.