With the VINTAGE BR V2-94 FULL LUM, the watchmaking brand worked with different shades of luminescence. Perfectly legible both night and day, the dial of the Vintage FULL LUM combines two Super-LumiNova® colours: pale green and pale yellow. This combination of colours gives the watch a professional appearance.
While its metal dial is completely coated with a paint made of green Super-LumiNova® C5 luminescent pigments, the metal applique skeletonized numerals, indices, hands, and counters are filled with pale yellow Super-LumiNova® C3. The brightness charge and discharge cycles are endless and never alter the efficacy of the timepiece.
The recharge is quick and the light intensity qualities are exceptional. Thus, the dial fulfills the mission of displaying time with the utmost efficiency.
In the daylight, its lines highlight the essential. The display of this timepiece meets with a graphic dial and clear indices. When the night falls, the dial lights up. The luminescent dial illuminates like a punch of light and the pale green background turns fluorescent green. The 30-minute counter and chrono seconds hand become fluorescent blue, ensuring the measured time is perfectly legible. The intense light offers an excellent brightness that contrasts perfectly with the black contours of the numerals, indices, hands, and counters.
The 41 mm stainless steel chronograph has an ultra-domed glass-box sapphire crystal. The case-back is also made from sapphire crystal and opens onto the mechanical movement. The black anodised aluminium bezel has a 60-minute scale and is fixed. Finally, the chronograph pushers are screwed down to ensure they are not activated accidentally.
To make it even more special, the Bell & Ross VINTAGE BR V2-94 FULL LUM is limited to 250 pieces. A strap made from weave black rubber –also known as ‘tropic’– provides the final vintage touch to this contemporary kit. Measuring time with precision whilst cultivating a resolutely retro spirit, this new model will appeal to those for whom readability, day and night, is essential.
1898 : Discovery of the radium – (+) life span (-) high radioactivity
1903 : First use on a watch by DR. George F. Kunz
1963 : Ban on the use of radium in watchmaking due to its high radioactivity and use of the weakly radioactive Tritium (+) (-) with a life span of approximately 12 years.
1994 : Creation of LumiNova® and patent registration.
2007 : Creation of the Super-LumiNova® and patent registration, dedicated only to the watchmaking sector
The advantage of the Super-LumiNova® is that it is inexhaustible and works by storing light during the day and reflecting it at night. The charge/discharge cycles can be repeated indefinitely.
Night emission colors: BL (blue) / GL (green) / VL (violet) / WL (white) / YL (yellow) / OL (orange) / PL (pink) / UL (ultramarine blue)
Super-LumiNova® pigments can be mixed with any color. However, each coloring decreases the light intensity, especially for dark colors like red and black.
There are 3 different grades: Strandard Grade, Grade A, Grade X1.
Bell & Ross introduces its LUM collection in 2017, with the launch of the BR 03-92 HOROLUM.
The suffix LUM meaning light, directly refers to one of the cardinal qualities of Bell & Ross watches: legibility.
Bell & Ross watches have exceptional display qualities thanks to the use of Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 (highest quality) in C3 (light yellow) and C5 (green-yellow), two of the top three colors
with the best light output.
Charging and discharging cycles of brightness are continuous and never affect the quality of the display. The charge is fast and the light intensity qualities are exceptional. Thus, the dial perfectly
fulfills its mission of displaying the time by day and night with the greatest efficiency.
The LUM collection, with its contemporary style and modern design, retains the “round in the square” principle and immediately evokes aeronautical instruments and the world of aviation. In
2021, this collection welcomes the first Vintage watch: the Bell & Ross BR V2-94 FULL LUM.
With the introduction of the FULL LUM models in 2019, the watchmaking company will take its concept to the extreme by reversing the traditional principles of day/night legibility in a game of inverted contrasts. In daylight, its lines emphasize the essential. At night, the dial lights up like a punch of light.
Bell & Ross VINTAGE BR V2-94 FULL LUM Technical Specifications and Price
- hours, minutes, small seconds at 3 o’clock and date.
- Chronograph: 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock, central chronograph seconds.
- Calibre BR-CAL.301.
- Automatic mechanical.
- 41 mm in diameter.
- Satin-finished and polished steel.
- Fixed bezel with anodised black aluminium ring and 60-minute scale.
- Screw-down crown and pushers. Steel and sapphire case-back.
- Crystal: ultra-domed sapphire with anti-reflective coating.
- Water-resistance: 100 metres.
- luminescent green painted in Super-LumiNova®.
- Numerals and indices coated in Super-LumiNova®.
- Metal skeletonised Super-LumiNova®-filled hour, minute and seconds hands.
- Satin-finished and polished steel.