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It’s time to bust out your khakis, folks; Summer is on the way – and here’s the perfect watch for all you military and ex-military chaps, wannabe G.I. JOEs and Action Men – a military diver with killer looks and military spec. to match. Discretely dressed in drab olive green this is the new BR 09-92 Diver Military from Bell & Ross with its trademark square-shaped case, inspired by an aircraft’s instrument panel and echoing the same anti-reflective finish, its case has been made from matte black ceramic making it not only incredibly lightweight, but also highly scratch-resistant and resistant to corrosion. The technical and functional features of this watch echo a set of military specifications while meeting the requirements defined by international standard ISO 6425. Considered as essential qualities, the BR 03-92 Diver Military is qualified in three fundamental areas: water-resistance, legibility and reliability. Water-resistant to 300 meters, the watch is armored with a steel interior and ceramic exterior case to withstand the rigors of life in the field or indeed underwater exploration. Its case is reinforced with a thick back, once again guaranteeing its water-resistance as does its Sapphire crystal with antireflective coating which is an impressive 2.85 mm thick, compared to the 1.50 mm on the classic BR03-92.

Screwed down to withstand pressure at depths, the crown of the BR 03-92 Diver Military is equipped with a guard that guarantees complete protection against impacts and optimal water resistance. 

The carefully designed crown is also fitted with a rubber insert for improved ergonomics.

The watch features time indications that must be readable at 25cm in the dark with luminescent markers, according to the above ISO standards, so its olive drab dial features indexes in skeletonized metal applique filled with green Super-LumiNova® C3 for enhanced legibility.

The hour and minute hands contain green Super-LumiNova® C3, allowing them to be visible at a glance; the minute hand is also used to calculate the dive time. 

Finally, the second hand is also filled with green Super-LmiNova® C3 to provide an ultra-legible indication that the watch is running smoothly, even underwater.

At daytime, the time indicators bear a pale almond color which will fully turn into a phosphorescent green when reaching depth and darkness. 

Thanks to this most resistant, intense, and innovative variant, the black contour of the indices and hands contrast perfectly to obtain optimum legibility.

Powering the BR 03-92 Diver Military is a Swiss self-winding mechanical movement with proven robustness and accuracy. 

The BR03-92 Diver Military is supplied in a water-resistant PELICAN® dry-box, along with two straps: the first one is made from woven black rubber with a PVD coated stainless steel pin buckle.

The second is using an ultra-resilient olive drab synthetic fabric, allowing the watch to be quickly and ergonomically adjusted over the suit thanks to a Velcro closure system. 

This new model – limited to 999 pieces.

Thoughts? What can I say I’d love one of these! How about you? 


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