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Bell & Ross BR02 (phantom and steel)

By TLex Bell & Ross have done very little with their diver over the past few years. The BR02 was released back in 2007, then in 2008 a chronograph version was presented; the following year saw the Limited Edition BR02 'Blue' and BR02 'Orange'. For 2011 they have given the BR02 a bit of a face lift and have released two new variants of the it.

For those that know the BR02 the first and most noticeable change comes from a new handset; they have replaced its sword hand set (typically with its orange minute hand) for a more elegant looking set of hands. The BR02 STEEL with a carbon fiber dial and the BR02 PHANTOM with stealthy black SuperLuminova applied hands and markers on a black ‘Clous De Paris’ dial.

Cosmetic changes aside these new versions are as their predecessors with 44mm Stainless Steel cases water-resistant to 1’000m; the Steel version with a brushed finish and the PHANTOM finished in black PVD. Both versions now with black lateral automatic HEVs, which can be seen at 9 o’clock. On the standard models the HEVs are colored orange to match their orange minute hands. Other features include; AR coated sapphire crystals and Swiss automatic movements, the ETA caliber 2892 with 25 jewels, beating at 28,800 vph with a power reserve of 42 hours.

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