Are you in the need of keeping track of your heart rate, respirations per minute, distances traveled, lap timing, but don’t want to purchase a smart watch? Well then start celebrating because Bell & Ross is about to release their new “BR 03-94 Multimeter” with a series of scales that aim at tracking all those data points, while also telling time and offering a few other useful readings.The iconic Bell & Ross circle in a square inspired by aviation control decks, appears here in a 42mm matt black ceramic case with a solid caseback. While mounted to the main case block is a matching round ceramic bezel, with exposed blackened screws in each of the four corners. It comes equipped with two push-pieces to operate the chronograph functions (plus all the other features) and a knurled setting crown embossed with the ampersand “&” logo. All topped by a sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating that assists with water-resistance reaching up to 100 meters (330 feet).Time is exhibited on a black background dial that is layered with several rings that implement multiple scales that add to the chronograph functionality. In total there are five different tracks, if we start from the farthest out and move in they begin with: a semi-circular orange scale as a pulsometer, followed by a green asthmometer that measures the number of respirations per minute.While the final three are all tachymeter scales that differ in the their calculated speeds: in white we have km/h and m/h over 1 km or mile; in a yellowish-green is km/h over 250m; and in beige is km/h over 100m. There is also a white scale on the left-hand side that serves as a “table of contents” to assist with remembering what each scale does.It includes two half white printed sub-dials both with white and orange hands: a sub-seconds at 3 o’clock and a 30-minute chronograph counter at the 9 o’clock position. The central hour/minute hands are white and black, while the central chronograph hand is all white. There is also a date aperture placed to the right of the 12 o’clock spot, which is a rather uncommon location. Overall this without a doubt is a very “busy” dial with an overwhelming amount of details to register at a first glance. So it's safe to assume this timepiece will fall into the either love or hate category of timepieces. Some users might have specific needs that had them wishing for a watch like this all along, while others will dismiss this as a unique piece they have no interest in.
Bell & Ross BR 03-94 Multimeter
The “Bell & Ross BR 03-94 Multimeter” (Ref#: BR0394-SW-CE/SRB) is powered by the self-winding mechanical movement, caliber BR-CAL.301 with 37 jewels and 28,800 vph. It is based on the ETA 2894-2 caliber and comes equipped with a date function. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 42 hours, when fully wound.Mounted to the watch is a perforated black rubber strap, secured to the wrist by a steel pin buckle with black PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) finish. It will also come with an additional black textile strap. This is a limited edition of only 500 manufactured pieces, which will begin being delivered in June 2022. For more up to date information visit the official Bell & Ross website here.