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2020-02-05

Bell & Ross MILITARY COLLECTION

Outside its sphere of flight instrument-panel inspired models (that includes the BR 03-92 DIVER) which they are famous for, Bell & Ross has of late produced some rather nice looking new collections.

The BR 05 got vote for best luxury sports model of 2019, but for 2020 Bell & Ross returns to their military roots, once again looking to that past with a stylish new vintage military collection.



The collection includes 3 models: the BR V2-94 Aéronavale Bronze, the BR V2-92 Military Green and for the globetrotters, the BR V2-93 GMT Blue.

While working off of the same platform, each of the three models offers something completely different in terms of style and function.



A Limited Edition of 999 pieces, the BR V2-94 Aéronavale Bronze has a 41mm case made from stabilized CuAl7Si2 bronze which consists of: 91% copper, 7% aluminum and 2% silicon.

It comes with an AR-coated “glass-box” Sapphire crystal, a Sapphire display back, and is water-resistant up to 100 meters.



Its unidirectional bezel is with an anodized blue aluminum ring and 60-minute scale. In addition it has a screw-down crown and push-buttons.

Powering the Aéronavale Bronze is a Bell & Ross caliber 301 (ETA-base) with 37 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 42 hours.



Functions include: hrs, mins, small seconds at 3 o'clock, date and chronograph with 30-min timer at 9 o'clock and central chronograph seconds.



Its dial is in ocean blue with a sunray pattern and gilded and polished numerals and indices. It has SuperLuminova applied to its hands and markers.

The Aéronavale Bronze comes on a blue elasticated canvas NATO strap with a satin-finished bronze buckle. It has an MSRP of 5,200USD.



The BR V2-92 Military Green has a 41mm Stainless steel case with: an AR-coated “glass-box” Sapphire crystal and a Sapphire display back. It is water-resistant up to 100 meters.

The case is fitted with: a screw-down crown and bi-directional rotational bezel with a black anodized aluminum inlay.



Powering the Military Green is an automatic Bell & Ross caliber 302 (Sellita-base) with 25 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 38 hours.

Its functions include: hrs, mins, sub-seconds, and date.



It has a special non-reflective, matte khaki dial with green-colored SuperLuminova and a circular date display at 4.30 with a matching khaki disc and black hands.



The Military Green comes on either; a khaki and black elasticated canvas NATO strap or a satin-polished Stainless steel bracelet. It has an MSRP 2,990 to 3,300USD.



The BR V2-93 GMT Blue has a 41mm Stainless steel case with: an AR-coated “glass-box” Sapphire crystal and a Sapphire display back. It is water-resistant up to 100 meters.

The case is fitted with a: a screw-down crown and bi-directional rotational bezel with a two-tone anodized aluminum in grey for daytime and blue for night-time.



Powering the GMT Blue is an automatic Bell & Ross caliber 303 (ETA or Sellita base) with 21 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 42 hours.

Its functions include: hrs, mins, central seconds, date and a GMT complication.



Its dial is in galvanic blue with; a sunray pattern, SuperLuminova-applied hands and numerals, a red GMT hand, silver hands, and a seconds hand with an airplane-style counterweight.



The GMT Blue comes on a grey and blue elasticated canvas NATO strap or a satin-polished Stainless steel bracelet. It has an MSRP 3,200 to 3,500USD.



Thoughts? I must admit I’m rather partial to a nice military watch – all three of these are real lookers but I'm a man of simple tastes so my preference leans towards the Military Green. How about you?

http://www.bellross.com

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