Back in 2017 was when Bell & Ross originally introduced their "BR 03-92 Diver". At the time it represented this aviation-themed watch makers first legitimate diver capable timepiece, crafted with its iconic circle within a square shape. It now returns with a new vibrant color option in a limited edition release.The 42mm case is made of satin polished steel with a solid case back. Mounted to the case is stainless-steel unidirectional rotating bezel with a 60-minute scale engraved on it and a black anodized aluminium insert. Covered by a sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating on it. Water-resistance on this watch can reach up to 300 meters (984 feet), while regular “BR 03” could only resist up to 100 meters (330 feet).
But besides that let's recall that this iconic Bell & Ross round dial in a square case, features the inclusion of elements that reinforce its diving capabilities and meet the ISO 6425 standard for diver’s watches. This true model line was put thru and passed multiple tests which included: shock, magnetism and temperature thresholds. These achievements were made possible thanks to its case back being 2.8mm thick instead of 1.8mm, like on previous models. Just like its sapphire crystal here has gone for its standard 1.55 to almost double that at 2.85mm thickness. Also their case has been fitted with a soft iron cage that completely surrounds the movement, offering protection against magnetic fields. To the point that standard ISO 6425 requires a resistance to fields of 48000 A/m, but Bell & Ross took this several times over, to a potential 80,000 A/m resistance.Finally we focus on the pair of crown guards that surround the rubber-coated crown. Guards like these can typically be seen on various diver watches on the horology market, to further ensure water-resistance. Here they’ve been secured to the case with screws with locking instructions engraved on them.Time is exhibited on an orange dial with oblong & round hour index markers and circling around the dial is a series of smaller minute index markers. These diversified metal applique skeleton index markers and the steel hands have all undergone a luminescent filling, for enhanced legibility, thanks to their green lume.
Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Orange
This “Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Orange” (Ref#: BR0392-D-0-ST/SRB) is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, caliber BR-CAL.302 with 25 jewels and 28,800 vph. Power reserve on this timepiece can last up to 38 hours, when fully wound. Mounted to the watch is a woven black rubber and ultra-resilient orange synthetic fabric strap, secured to the wrist by a stainless-steel satin-polished pin buckle. Or you can opt for an all black rubber strap as well. This watch is a limited edition watch with only 250 manufactured pieces. It will be exclusively available at official boutiques and e-boutiques. For more up to date information visit the official Bell & Ross website here.
MSRP: $3,900.00 USD