When it comes to watches inspired by flight board instruments Bell & Ross is the first that pops out in my mind. They have their signature look and are easily recognised in the same way a Porsche or an Aston Martin is easy to recognise.
The choice for my wish/shopping list is Bell&Ross BR03-92 Golden Heritage. Why? Because of the 42mm diameter case – a balanced size between the big instruments and the small wrists and the golden hands – a balanced look between an aviation instrument and a luxury watch.
The Ref: BR0392-ST-G-HE/SCA/2 has a satin brushed steel case, 42mm diameter and a water resistance of 100m. The watch’s dial is covered with a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.
The lovely brown dial has applied golden indexes and roman numerals on it. The sword golden hands for the hours and minutes are Superluminova®-filled. The central seconds’ hand is also golden.
At 4:30 o’clock is a small date window visible with golden roman numerals font on a brown background and it fits perfectly in the entire look of the dial. Interesting is the 4 screws setup for fixating the dial.
Hidden behind the closed steel case back is the Bell & Ross BR-CAL.302. – a modified/branded movement Sellita SW300-1 (an alternative to the ETA2892 calibre). BR302 has 25 jewels, a 4Hz 28800vph) beating heart and a power reserve of approximately 40 hours. The movement features a high precision 4 positions setting that leads to a tolerance of 0/+10 seconds per day.
The Golden Heritage watch has a stamped ‘golden’ calfskin and black heavy-duty synthetic fabric strap and a satin-brushed steel pin buckle.
The watch can be bought from Bell&Ross Online for 3200 Euro, together with other strap and buckle variants. You can visit the B&R Official Boutiques or one of the Official Retailers. Please visit the Bell&Ross Website for more information about this watch and their collections. You can check the market for BR03-92 Golden Heritage on Chrono24.com.
I would like to thank B&R for the images and information.