On 21 February 2017 in London, Renault Sport Formula One Team hosted a press conference event to launch the new R.S.17 racing car. To celebrate the continuing partnership with Renault Sport Formula One Team, Bell & Ross, the team’s watch partner, unveiled the new BR03-94 RS17, which will be part of a trilogy launching later this year at BaselWorld.
Guests were invited to the event held at London’s Royal Horticultural Halls. The debut of the new racing car is a particularly exciting announcement as Renault Sport Formula One Team is one of the first teams to reveal their car this year.
The Renault Sport Formula One Team drivers, Jolyon Palmer and Nico Hulkenberg, were in attendance and spoke to guests following the announcement. Bell & Ross CEO & Co-founder, Carlos-A. Rosillo welcomed guests of the brand introducing them to the new BR03-94 RS17.
Since its foundation in 1994, Bell & Ross has helped fighter pilots keep time. Over the years, the brand has become a leading benchmark in the world of aviation.
In February 2016, in its permanent quest for new universes to explore, Bell & Ross made its first foray into the racetracks by joining the highly exclusive world of Formula 1 and becoming the official watch partner of Renault Sport Formula One Team. The prestigious world of motor sport shares many similarities with aviation, Bell & Ross’ first love. In both fields, engineers seek extreme performance, speed and mechanical accuracy.
The design, inspired by Formula 1, brings together the latest technological advances and the most innovative materials used in the racing world. Today we previewed the BR03-94 RS17. This timepiece features a ceramic case designed to withstand shock and a sporty carbon fiber dial that makes it exceptionally well suited to the motor racing world.
This lightweight, resilient material evokes the steering wheel of the Renault Sport Formula One Car (or R.S.17) car. The chronograph information features yellow anodized aluminum – the iconic color used by Renault since they first entered Formula 1. This series of high-performance watches will be revealed in a few weeks time at Basel.
Reference: Bell and Ross BR 03-94 R.S.17
Limited Edition of 500 Pieces
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 3 o’clock
Chronograph for short time periods: 30-min timer at 9 o’clock, central chronograph seconds
Tachymeter scale on the flange
42 mm in diameter
Matt black ceramic
Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Water-resistance: 100 metres.
Metal applique Superluminova®-filled numerals
Metal skeleton Superluminova®-filled hour and minute hands
Woven black rubber and ultra-resilient black synthetic fabric
Buckle: pin. Black PVD coated steel.