Since 2017 when Bell & Ross first unveiled the “BR 03-92 Diver” watch, diving enthusiasts have been able to rely on it as a great option for their aquatic excursions. It was a great move by the brand that extended their appeal beyond pilot’s and military themes. This recent “Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Red Bronze” release further adds to its collection with a maritime-inspired bronze case.The iconic square 42mm case is made of CuSn8 bronze, an alloy combining 92% copper and 8% tin. Due to this mix of materials the case will give off a rose-gold color while new, but will eventually gain some patina. Although Bell & Ross claim that an advantage of this specific alloy is it will only produce some marginal patina over time.For hypodermic reasons on the flip-side is a solid stainless-steel case back, which has been engraved with a deep-sea diver’s helmet and the unique number of each limited edition.Mounted to the case is a rotating unidirectional bronze bezel with a red anodized aluminum insert, featuring a 60-minute scale. The four corners of the case have exposed screw tops with a matching alloy to neatly blend to its surroundings for a solid integrated look.It comes equipped with an anti-shock crown-guard lock and a rubber-coated screw-down crown that features an engraving of the ampersand “&” Bell & Ross logo; plus the case has been built with a soft-iron cage to increase its resistance to magnetic fields.All topped by a thick 2.85mm sapphire crystal, which combined with the screw-down crown make it a legit diver watch. Water-resistance can reach up to 300 meters (984 feet), which exceeds by far the minimum divers requisite of 100 meters (330 feet).Time is exhibited on a red lacquered dial with applied circle and rounded out hour index markers, followed by a ring of white printed minute markings along an inclined rim.The bronze central hour/minute hands, applied index markers, and the single round dot on the slim "lollipop-style" seconds hand have all been fitted with a Super-LumiNova coating for an enhanced legibility. It also includes a discreet tone-on-tone date aperture, placed between the 4 and 5 o’clock positions.One more great addition to this BR 03-92 Diver collection with an overall classic design. As well suited for any social outing, as for true aquatic activities if you’re into diving adventures. Plus the slight patina this bronze case may gain along the years will bestow its own unique look and connection to each individual piece.
Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Red Bronze
The “Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Red Bronze” (Ref#: BR0392-D-R-BR/SCA) 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 brown (slightly reddish) calfskin leather with exposed stitching and a woven black rubber underside, secured to the wrist by a satin-finished and polished bronze pin buckle. It also includes an additional black rubber strap with divers in mind. This is a limited edition of only 999 manufactured pieces. For more up to date information visit the official Bell & Ross website here.
MSRP: $4,600.00 USD