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Sea, Air & Land: Bell & Ross Previews Its New Timepieces

The watchmaker continues to bank on military history and style for its latest collection

Bell & Ross has always had a prominent association with military history, in particular timepieces that are inspired by aviation instruments. That brand ethos continues this year in fine form as the watchmaker has introduced three timepieces that are related to the air, sea and land.

The trifecta of watches from the brand not only exudes military style and precision but also fashionable and rugged features. Each also boasts functions and characteristics related to each respective element with the main feature being the NATO stretch strap, made from upcycled parachute straps, which ties the collection together quite nicely.

Urban Adventurer: BR V2-92 Military Green

With its olive green dial and Super-LumiNova numerals and indices, the BR V2-92 Military Green is suitably land-focused. It arrives in a 41mm steel case and features a straightforward design a bidirectional steel bezel with a black outer aluminium minute ring printed with white Arabic numerals. Time is indicated by the brand’s pilot-inspired hour and minute hands with the date presented at the 4.30 position. Powering the piece is a Sellita-based BR-CAL.302 automatic movement, which comes with a 38-hour power reserve. It pairs well with the accompanying NATO strap but it also fits quite stylishly with its optional steel bracelet as well.

Navy Chic: BR V2-94 Aéronavale Bronze

A fitting tribute to the vintage BR Aéronavale collection, the BR V2-94 Aéronavale Bronze exudes both functionality and elegance. Limited to 999 pieces, the timepiece’s design reflects the ceremonial uniform of French naval officers. Its primary feature though is undoubtedly its 41mm bronze case, which pairs exquisitely with the fixed blue bezel as well as sunburst blue dial. The model boasts a refined chronograph design with screw down pushers as well as vintage-inspired dual sub-dials for running seconds and a 30-minute counter respectively. A self-winding BR-CAL.301 movement powers all functions of the BR V2-94 Aéronavale Bronze and gifts it a 42-hour power reserve as well.

Global Jetsetter: BR V2-93 GMT Blue

The BR V2-93 GMT Blue shares a lot of similarities with the land-based BR V2-92 Military Green, chief of which is its dial configuration. However the air-inspired timepiece charts a new course for itself with a chronograph-style outer minute ring and small non-quarter-hour markers. It also features a 24-hour two-tone (blue and grey) anodised aluminium bidirectional bezel and a blue sunray dial with numerals and indices coated in white Super-LumiNova for improved legibility. The aircraft motif is carried within the design of this model namely in the form of a striking red arrow hand and the second hand counterweight is subtly styled in the shape of an aircraft. Tucked within the 41mm steel case is an automatic BR-CAL.303 movement, which comes with a 42-hour power reserve.

Bell & Ross has always had a prominent association with military history, in particular timepieces that are inspired by aviation instruments. That brand ethos continues this year in fine form as the watchmaker has introduced three timepieces that are related to the air, sea and land.

The trifecta of watches from the brand not only exudes military style and precision but also fashionable and rugged features. Each also boasts functions and characteristics related to each respective element with the main feature being the NATO stretch strap, made from upcycled parachute straps, which ties the collection together quite nicely.

Urban Adventurer: BR V2-92 Military Green

With its olive green dial and Super-LumiNova numerals and indices, the BR V2-92 Military Green is suitably land-focused. It arrives in a 41mm steel case and features a straightforward design a bidirectional steel bezel with a black outer aluminium minute ring printed with white Arabic numerals. Time is indicated by the brand’s pilot-inspired hour and minute hands with the date presented at the 4.30 position. Powering the piece is a Sellita-based BR-CAL.302 automatic movement, which comes with a 38-hour power reserve. It pairs well with the accompanying NATO strap but it also fits quite stylishly with its optional steel bracelet as well.

Navy Chic: BR V2-94 Aéronavale Bronze

A fitting tribute to the vintage BR Aéronavale collection, the BR V2-94 Aéronavale Bronze exudes both functionality and elegance. Limited to 999 pieces, the timepiece’s design reflects the ceremonial uniform of French naval officers. Its primary feature though is undoubtedly its 41mm bronze case, which pairs exquisitely with the fixed blue bezel as well as sunburst blue dial. The model boasts a refined chronograph design with screw down pushers as well as vintage-inspired dual sub-dials for running seconds and a 30-minute counter respectively. A self-winding BR-CAL.301 movement powers all functions of the BR V2-94 Aéronavale Bronze and gifts it a 42-hour power reserve as well.

Global Jetsetter: BR V2-93 GMT Blue

The BR V2-93 GMT Blue shares a lot of similarities with the land-based BR V2-92 Military Green, chief of which is its dial configuration. However the air-inspired timepiece charts a new course for itself with a chronograph-style outer minute ring and small non-quarter-hour markers. It also features a 24-hour two-tone (blue and grey) anodised aluminium bidirectional bezel and a blue sunray dial with numerals and indices coated in white Super-LumiNova for improved legibility. The aircraft motif is carried within the design of this model namely in the form of a striking red arrow hand and the second hand counterweight is subtly styled in the shape of an aircraft. Tucked within the 41mm steel case is an automatic BR-CAL.303 movement, which comes with a 42-hour power reserve.