Bell & Ross BR 03-92 DIVER Black matte
A WATCH FOR PROFESSIONALS
The watchmaking brand Bell & Ross –the ultimate reference in the world of professional aviation watches– has de ed all codes by designing an icon inspired by the clocks in the cockpit of an airplane: a circle within a square.
Watches perfectly tailored to their environment
When one explores the ocean, when the pressure rises as one navigates its depths, when an instrument’s readability is a mat- ter of survival, Bell & Ross’ diving watches offer a professional, reliable and rugged solution to an environment that is as fasci- nating as it is dangerous. Each Bell & Ross watch is designed to match its speci c envi- ronment. For divers, Bell & Ross has developed tools that are perfectly suited for underwater exploration. They are capable of effectively assisting divers under all circumstances. Legible, functional, accurate, robust and reliable, they meet the speci c demands of professionals on the job.
Bell & Ross’ marine expertise is the result of the collective expe- rience and the knowledge of its designers, master watchmakers and professional users. Bell & Ross has a strong history of manufacturing watches for the marine realm. The HYDROMAX®, designed in 1997, holds one of the most impressive records for water-resistance to 11,100 meters. In 2002 the two-counter DIVER 300 Chrono- graph was developed, followed by the BR02 range that was launched in 2007. In 2017 Bell & Ross made a strong impression in the diving world with its BR03-92 Diver that boasts the iconic BR square and functional lines. It reaf rms the brand’s ability to produce professional underwater instruments. The BR03-92 square diving watch has become a collection in its own right and now expands to include two new versions, the BR03-92 Diver Black Matte and the BR03-92 Diver Green Bronze.
THE ISO 6425 STANDARD: SAFETY FIRST
Not every watch can be a diver watch. Of cial regulations set out very speci c criteria de ning a true diving watch. The ISO 6425 standard lists a great number of obligatory technical pa- rameters. Those include water-resistance to a minimum depth of 100 meters; the presence of a unidirectional rotating bezel with a graduated minutes scale, an operation indicator and lumines- cent markers; legibility in the dark; anti-shock and anti-magnetic protection.
INTRODUCING BLACK CERAMIC INTO THE DIVER COLLECTION
This new model in the BR03 DIVER collection, clad in its ceramic uniform, once again underlines the brand’s avant-garde vision.
Drawing inspiration from the military state-of-the-art technologies
The matte black ceramic is perfectly in tune with the aeronauti- cal codes so crucial to the Bell & Ross philosophy. In the world of aeronautics, and especially space, ceramic is predominantly used in manufacturing parts that are subjected to very high temperatures, acid attacks, corrosion and erosion. As a result, it is found in products such as thermal shields and aerospace rocket’s noses.
As part of its on-going quest for excellence, Bell & Ross has reworked the high-tech ceramic and developed a special man- ufacturing process in its workshops. It enhances the intrinsic qualities of this material, which is virtually scratch-proof, pleas- ant to wear, soft to the touch and thermo-regulated, instantly reaching body temperature when worn. Almost as tough as a diamond, the high-tech ceramic developed by Bell & Ross is incredibly hardwearing, non-deformable, lighter than steel and hypoallergenic.
A NEW TOOL FOR PURISTS
Reminiscent of the antire ective nish used on air- craft instrument panels, the matte black ceramic is perfectly in tune with the aeronautical codes so fundamental to Bell & Ross. The sober design, black dial, large white numerals, shape of the hands and photoluminescent coating allow immediate reading of the time, in broad daylight as well in darkness.
This new ceramic model reaf rms the brand’s func- tional and utilitarian approach and emphasizes its pioneering vision. By introducing a high-tech ma- terial in its professional underwater instruments, Bell & Ross has created a new must-have tool- watch, and reinterprets the original values of the iconic BR 01.
Movement: calibre BR-CAL.302. Automatic mechanical. Functions: hours, minutes, seconds and date.
Case: 42 mm in diameter. Matt black ceramic. Unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel with 60-minute scale.
Dial: black. Metal applique skeleton Super-LumiNova®- lled numerals and indices.
Crystal: sapphire with anti-re ective coating. Water-resistance: 300 metres.
Straps: woven black rubber and ultra-resilient black synthetic fabric.
Buckle: pin. Black PVD* coated steel.