Pilots’ Watch Review: Bell & Ross BR 03-94 Chrono

Instead of screws in the back, four screws in the front keep the monocoque case of the Bell & Ross securely closed.
Numerals, hands and indices all glow in the dark with a bright blue hue. The indicators’ large dimensions make it very easy to read the time.
The finely matte-finished case prevents glare and reflections. As is appropriate for a pilots’ watch, additional information about the model and its components is shown on the caseback.

BR 0394 Chrono night

Manufacturer: Bell & Ross
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph, date
Movement: ETA 2894-2, automatic; diameter = 28 mm; height = 6.1 mm; 37 jewels; 28,800 vph; 47-hour power reserve; gold-plated nickel balance; Nivarox hairspring; Incabloc shock absorber; bipartite index fine regulation; decorated with Geneva waves and circular graining; blued screws
Case: Stainless steel with nonreflective sapphire crystal; water resistant to 100 meters
Strap and clasp: Rubber strap with stainless-steel pronged buckle
Dimensions: Diameter = 42 mm, height = 12.1 mm, weight = 149 grams
Price: $5,300

+ Easily recognizable
+ Good rate results
+ Design
+ Legibility

– Pushers are difficult to operate
– Strap uncomfortable in heat
– Date display is too small

Find eight more pilots’ watch reviews — including models from Breitling, Oris, and Tutima — in the March-April issue of WatchTime, on newsstands now.

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