Bell & Ross – BR V2-93 GMT Blue, BR V2-92 Military Green and BR V2-94 Aéronavale Bronze

Since it was founded, Bell & Ross has been passionate about military history and its functional and aesthetic archetypes. Flight instruments will always be a source of watchmaking inspiration for its designers. As such, military specifications provide Bell & Ross timepieces with rigorous and exacting standards in terms of legibility, functionality, precision and reliability. Modern-day codes also drive Bell & Ross to revisit historic pieces to create new models whose design and technology are in line with current trends.

It is in this spirit that, this year, Bell & Ross has unveiled three singular watches that evoke its three realms of expression: Sea, air and land. Both classic and modern, all three are driven by a reliable Swiss mechanical movement with automatic winding and are equipped with a “NATO Stretch” strap with a practical closure system, created using parachute straps. The practical strap makes for a very sharp, on-trend look and is in line with the neo-vintage trend which is popular with its fans.

Bell & Ross BR V2-93 GMT BLUE

Following on from the BR V2-93 GMT 24H launched in 2018, this year, Bell & Ross has completed its range of watches targeted at modern frequent travellers – both professional and civilian – in search of a chic and functional timepiece. The contemporary design of the BR V2-93 GMT Blue is perfectly suited to 21st century travelers.

Bell & Ross - BR V2-93 GMT Blue with nato strap

Its 41-mm round steel case is characteristic of the Vintage series, with integrated protection for the screw-down crown. With a galvanic blue case-back featuring a sunray pattern, the dial is a nod to the world of air travel and long transatlantic trips, while the second hand counterweight is subtly styled in the shape of an aircraft. The bi-directional rotating bezel in two-tone anodized aluminium (grey for daytime and blue for night-time) means the time in a second time zone (shown on a 24-hour scale) can be read instantly thanks to the fourth hand, or the “GMT” hand, with its stand out red arrow.

Bell & Ross - BR V2-93 GMT Blue with stainless steel bracelet

For optimal legibility, the four faceted hands and the decal indices and numerals boast a photo-luminescent coating in white Super-LumiNova®.

Bell & Ross BR V2-92 MILITARY GREEN

Based on the principle that the essential should never give way to the superfluous, with this new BR V2-92 Military Green model, Bell & Ross engineers and watchmakers have designed a practical watch perfectly suited to all uses.

Paying tribute to the men on the ground who were the first to use the wristwatch as fundamental instruments for their missions, Bell & Ross has unveiled a sport-chic civilian version of its BR V2-92 which evokes nature and wide-open spaces. Staying faithful to the military technical specifications, the anti-reflective matte khaki dial is legible both day and night, the sapphire crystal is scratch-resistant and the Swiss mechanical movement with automatic winding is highly precise and has been tested for all types of missions.

Bell & Ross - BR V2-92 Military Green

To ensure optimal legibility, the BR V2-92 Military Green shares the same lineage as watches from the Bell & Ross “LUM” collection which are treated with green-coloured Super-LumiNova® C3 to maximise their luminescent qualities. Playing on both the discreet nature of the khaki camouflage dial and its functional design, it is aimed at professionals and daily adventurers searching for a timepiece which is robust and timeless.

Bell & Ross - BR V2-92 Military Green with nato strap

Faithful to lines from the Bell & Ross Vintage collection, its 41-mm round steel case with a crown guard is equipped with a glass dome, or “glass box”, and a black bi-directional rotating bezel in anodized aluminium to measure short periods.

Bell & Ross - BR V2-92 Military Green with stainless steel bracelet

In a nod to well-known Bell & Ross “Military Type” references, the BR V2-92 Military Green continues this connection both on a technical and stylistic level. The date is displayed in a round window at 4.30 – one of the brand’s signature features – the khaki disc inside being the same colour as the dial. Adventurous and urban, the BR V2-92 Military Green goes back to basics yet continues the great tradition of professional timepieces.

Bell & Ross BR V2-94 AÉRONAVALE BRONZE

In a nod to the Vintage BR Aéronavale collection, this year Bell & Ross went a step further and unveiled a new BR V2-94 Aéronavale Bronze in a limited edition of 999 pieces that combines functionality and elegance while subtly reflecting the prestigious ceremonial uniform of French naval officers.

Bell & Ross - BR V2-94 Aéronavale Bronze watch

This elegant chronograph is clearly aimed at lovers of beautiful timekeeping instruments. In stabilised CuAl7Si2 bronze (91% copper, 7% aluminium and 2% silicon), its 41-mm case stands out with its distinctive yellow gold colour. Known for its changing nature that gives it its unique character, bronze – a material cherished by Bell & Ross – provides a whole palette of unique shades.

Similar to the other chronographs from the Vintage series, the BR V2-94 Aéronavale Bronze is equipped with a fixed bezel, here in navy blue anodised aluminium. Its ocean blue dial is decorated with gilt metal indices and numerals and baton-shaped skeletonised hands in white Super-LumiNova® for optimal legibility.

Bell & Ross - BR V2-94 Aéronavale Bronze watch with nato strap

The functional, ultra-curved “glass box” sapphire crystal reinforces both the classic style of the piece and its resistance. In this sense, the BR V2-94 Aéronavale Bronze meets all the criteria of the military technical specifications intended for such a timepiece. This refined chronograph featuring screw-down pushers will appeal to collectors looking for a model with a vintage feel which evokes the “bi-compax” chronographs from the 1960s which featured two sub-dials.

Technical details

Model: BR V2-93 GMT BLUE

Movement
BR-CAL.303 Automatic mechanical

Functions
Hours, minutes and central seconds and date
Second time hand rapid-setting, independent from the hour hand

Case
41 mm in diameter
Satin-polished steel
Bi-directional bezel with 24-hour scale
Blue and grey two-colour anodized aluminium disc
Screw-down crown
Crystal: box-type sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Sapphire case-back
Water-resistance: 100 metres

Dial
Blue sunray
Numerals and indices coated in white Superluminova®
Metal skeletonized Superluminova®-filled hour and minute hands.

Strap
Grey and blue elastic canvas strap or satin-polished steel
Buckle: folding for metal bracelet.

Model: BR V2-92 MILITARY GREEN

Movement
BR-CAL.302. Automatic mechanical

Functions
Hours, minutes, central seconds and date

Case
41 mm diameter
Satin-polished steel
Bi-directional rotating steel bezel with anodized black aluminum ring and 60-minute scale
Screw-down crown
Crystal: box-type sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Sapphire case-back
Water-resistance: 100 metres

Dial
Khaki
Green Superluminova® numerals and indices
Black skeletonized hour and minute hands filled with green-coloured Superluminova®

Strap
Khaki and black elastic canvas strap or satin-polished steel
Buckle: folding for metal bracelet

Model: BR V2-94 AÉRONAVALE BRONZE

Movement
BR-CAL.301 Automatic mechanical

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 3 o’clock and date
Chronograph: 30-min timer at 9 o’clock, central chronograph seconds

Case
41 mm in diameter
CuAI7Si2 bronze
Bezel with anodized blue aluminum ring and 60-minute scale
Screw-down crown and push-buttons
Crystal: ultra-curved sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Sapphire case back
Water-resistance: 100 metres

Dial
Blue sunray
Gilded and polished numerals and indices
Satin-polished and gilded skeleton Super-LumiNova®-filled hour and minute hands

Strap
Blue calfskin
Buckle: satin-polished bronze.

Edition
999 pieces limited edition