Bronze and Olive Green seems to be the new thing in the watch world now. At Baselworld 2019, Bell & Ross announced the launch of an exclusive timepiece: BR 03-92 Diver Green Bronze, incorporating the two elements. The alliance of Bronze – the diving industry’s metal of choice– and olive green – mirroring the color of the military camouflage uniform– works beautifully together, giving it a neo-retro and rugged look.
Working to the motto that simplicity never need hinder luxury, Bell & Ross’ engineers have managed to capture the spirit of the military watch with the legacy from the past. In total compliance with military and diving requirements, the monochromatic olive dial is perfectly readable night and day thanks to its gold-plated appliqué indices with Superluminova® inserts.
Bell & Ross have put in a lot of original thought behind this timepiece. The 42mm case and the bezel of the BR 03-92 Diver Green Bronze is made from bronze. Although inalterable, bronze forms a patina over time depending on its environment and gaining a unique shade over the years. As time passes, the metal provides its wearer with beautiful tones of reddish brown or greyish green, giving it a robust and distinctive touch, and making it unique. Bronze is the first alloy developed by mankind around 7,000 years ago. The specific alloy used for this timepiece is a satin-polished CuSn8, made of 92% copper and 8% tin.
With this new addition to the Diver collection, Bell & Ross pursues its aspiration by evoking the historical roots of underwater exploration. This nod to the origins of these adventures can be seen on the case-back, which bears the engraving of a 1940s diver.
The 999 piece limited edition is powered by a BR-CAL.302. Automatic mechanical calibre and is probably the best example of the company’s philosophy of creating professional instruments approved for extreme use by professionals. It is offered with a khaki calfskin leather or black rubber strap with bronze pin buckle.
Movement: calibre BR-CAL.302. Automatic mechanical.
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds and date.
Case: 42 mm in diameter. Satin-polished CuSn8 bronze. Unidirectional rotating solid bronze bezel with 60-minute scale and anodised aluminium insert.
Dial: green. Gold-plated applique indices with Super-LumiNova® inserts. Gold-plated skeletonised Super-LumiNova®-filled hands.
Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective coating. Water-resistance: 300 metres.
Straps: khaki calfskin leather and black rubber.
Buckle: pin. Bronze.