BR 03-94 Patrouille de France

Reference# BR0394-PAF1-CE/SRB
Manufacturer's retail price: $6,900


    • Details
    • Description
    • Limited Edition: 500 pieces
    • Case: Matte black ceramic. Bi-directional rotating black ceramic bezel with 60-second scale.
    • Size: 42 mm
    • Movement: automatic-winding caliber BR-CAL.301
    • Function: Hours, minutes, small seconds at 3 o'clock and date. Chronograph: 30-minute counter at 9 o'clock, central chronograph seconds. Tachymeter scale on the flange.
    • Power Reserve: approximately 42 hr
    • Water Resistance: 100 m
    • Dial: Blue. Patrouille de France logo at 6 o'clock. Numerals and indices painted in Super-LumiNova®.
    • Caseback: solid
    • Hands: Metal skeletonised Super-LumiNova®-filled hour and minute hands.
    • Strap/Bracelet: Black rubber and ultra-resilient black synthetic fabric.
    • Factory Warranty: two years

    Patrouille de France is the French Air and Space Force’s official aerobatic display team, created in 1953.  During aerial shows, the pilots travel at speeds of between 300 and 800 kilometers per hour and are spaced just two to three meters apart. At these speeds, the slightest error could be fatal. Every second is critical to the pilots. Time is a crucial factor in allowing maneuvers to be executed flawlessly in complete safety. Their watch is the essential tool for piloting and mastering this millimetric time. Bell & Ross worked closely with the pilots and designed a chronograph which is perfectly adapted to their operational needs, the BR 03-94 PATROUILLE DE FRANCE.

    The dial of the BR 03-94 PATROUILLE DE FRANCE proudly and elegantly bears the patrouille de France insignia. The circle represents the cohesion of the operational unit and its ability to tackle every aspect of a situation.  The nine jet silhouettes evoke nine Fouga Magister and represent their signature aerial display formation also known as the “Concorde”. The tricolor banner which wraps the logo symbolizes the French colored smoke and acrobatic evolutions of the flying team, “ambassador” of the French Air and Space Force. More than just a logo, this emblem is highly symbolic and depicts the values embodied by the pilots that are accuracy, reliability, discipline, control along with solidarity and humility.
    In partnering the patrouille de France, Bell & Ross associates itself with these values, and join them as an ambassador for excellence in French aviation. The patrouille de France logo is printed at the bottom of the dial and also engraved on the case back.

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