Showing at WatchTime New York 2018: Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Blue

WatchTime New York, America’s luxury watch show, returns to the Big Apple in October! As we countdown to the big event, taking place at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall on October 26-27, we’ll be previewing many of the new timepieces that guests will discover there. First up is the new blue version of the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver.

Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Blue - front
Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Blue

Following up the release of the round-cased Hydromax in 1997, and the tonneau-cased BR-02 in 2007, Bell & Ross launched the first BR 03-92, the first dive watch in the square case shape for which it has become renowned, in 2017. the new BR 03-92 Diver. This year, the model expands into an entire collection, adding the Br 03-92 Diver Blue, with a satin-polished steel case, blue dial, blue rubber strap and blue aluminum bezel insert, as well as the BR 03-92 Diver Bronze, a limited edition with a black dial, bronze case and bezel, and aged leather strap.

Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Blue - crown
The secure locking crown has a Bell & Ross ampersand logo and a blue rubber grip.

To develop the BR 03-92 Diver, Bell & Ross consulted both watchmakers and experienced divers with the goal being to develop a professional-grade diving instrument that would meet the strict ISO 6425 international standards that timepieces must meet before being labeled as “diving watches.” Among these criteria are a minimum water resistance of 100 meters, a calibrated bezel for preselecting dive times that is protected against accidental rotation, and indexes that are legible at a predetermined distance while underwater. (For a full explanation of the ISO 6425 criteria, and why so many so-called dive watches fail to meet them, click here.) The BR 03-92 hits all these marks and then some: its squared ergonomic case, measuring 42 mm in diameter, is water-resistant to 300 meters. It is equipped with a 60-minute unidirectional bezel with a luminescent dot at 12 o’clock for orientation. Its crown is protected by an impact-resistant guard and is fitted with a rubber insert for easy handling.

Bell & Ross BR03-92 Diver Blue - bezel CU
The blue aluminum bezel insert has a luminous dot at 12 o’clock for orientation underwater.

Both the watch’s sapphire crystal and its caseback are thicker those of its predecessors. The caseback is 2.80 mm thick and the crystal, with its antireflective coating, is 2.85 mm thick. Inside the case is an inner cage made of soft iron, which protects the movement — the automatic BR-Cal.302, based on the Sellita SW 300.1 — from the effects of magnetic fields.

The applied indices on the maritime blue dial are filled with white Super-LumiNova, making for optimum contrast and legibility. The hour hand is colored yellow, which when the watch descends into the underwater depths will fade away in order to put the wearer’s focus squarely on the white, luminous minute hand, a safety measure that is ideal for diving. The date appears discreetly in a round window at 4:30.

Bell & Ross BR03-92 Diver - lume
The white Super-LumiNova glows bright green in the dark, while the yellow hour hand fades into the background.

If you’re interested in trying the watch on yourself, and in seeing the rest of Bell & Ross’s newest releases for 2018 as well as models from all its current collections, don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend the fourth annual WatchTime New York event! Click here to reserve your ticket today!

Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Blue - soldier
The BR 03-92 Diver Blue expands the collection launched in 2017 with the original BR 03-92 Diver.
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  1. Sunny Tan

    A leather strap with this stunning blue diver as a dress watch would be eye catching! Love it. Waiting for my order to come in.

  2. Guðmundur Brynjarsson

    This Bell and Ross is in my Eyes Their most beutiful watch until now,and the most impressive divers watch I have seen for years, absolutely stunning

  3. Randy Rogers

    Well executed all the way around, ehh, the Square! Maintains Brand synergy, love the Crown Protector and Color coordinated Crown, great Blue Dial and Uni-directional Bezel, Rubber Strap as well as Super-Luminova. An alternative cosmetic look, true to the Brand, with Form following Function!

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