Bell & Ross, continuing the aeronautical themes of its Aviation and Vintage collections, presented at Baselworld 2014 the new Bell & Ross BR 03-94 Carbon Orange, a limited edition of 500 pieces.
The Bell & Ross BR 03-94 Carbon Orange combines the three most vital colors uses in the onboard instruments of aircraft cockpits: matte black, for its nonreflective properties, white, for its easy legibility, and a touch of orange, which is used on instruments to convey essential information, Orange has always played a role on the dashboard-inspired dials of many Bell & Ross watches, but the BR 03-94 now emphasizes the theme with this new model, which comes on an orange canvas strap with black rubber inserts.
The watch features Bell & Ross’s familiar 42-mm square case, made of stainless steel with a black PVD finish, is water-resistant to 100 meters. Inside is an automatic ETA 2894 movement, whose functions include hours, minutes, small seconds (on a subdial at 3 o’clock), date (in a circular window between 4 and 5 o’clock), and a chronograph, with central seconds counter hand and 30-minute counter subdial at 9 o’clock. The chronograph hands are orange, as is the chronograph pusher at the top right, which is made of steel with a polycarbonate-ABS protective cover.
The matte black dial of the Bell & Ross BR 03-94 Carbon Orange has numerals, hands and indices all treated with photoluminescent coating, and is protected by a sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment. The watch is also available with a black rubber strap; both straps have a steel pin buckle with black PVD finish.