Introducing: The Third Generation Bell & Ross Vintage Collection
Here’s a breakdown of the three distinct models just presented at Baselworld 2017, including all the subtleties and official pricing.
BR V1-92 Black Steel
No motivation to cover the lede here. As far as I might be concerned, this is the superstar. The BR V1-92 is a three-hand-date watch, that is essentially the exemplary pilot’s watch in a simple to-wear execution. The steel case is 38.5mm (which is very near the ideal size for almost any watch) and has generally brushed completes the process of, giving it an all the more relaxed look. It’s likewise thin, with a domed precious stone that completes the package.
The smooth matte black dial has stick records and huge yet thin numerals at the shafts. The sword hands are a more refined interpretation of the average pilot hands as well, and the date down at 4:30 is almost imperceptible aside from when you’re searching for it (something excellent). Under the dial sits the programmed BR-Cal.302 development, the brands take on the Sellita SW300-1. It has a 38-hour power hold and is an incredible workhorse development for a watch like this.
The BR V1-92 retails for $1,900 on a calfskin tie. Like I said, these are wallet-accommodating and convey enormous on style.
BR V2-92 Black Steel
Stepping things up one level, we have the BR V2-92. This is as yet a three-hand-and-date pilot’s watch, however with a lot harder look and construct. The 41mm case is beefier than that of the BR V1-92, however when compared to past Vintage assortment watches you’ll see it really has curvier drags to help it wear better. Interestingly you’ll additionally see the option of crown watches too.
The most clear contrast however is the hour long pivoting timing bezel that makes such a mixture pilot/plunge watch. The screw-down crown helps the BR V2-92 accomplish 100-meter water opposition, so you certainly could take it for a genuine swim. Inside is the same BR-Cal.302 development found in the watch above.
The BR V2-92 retails for $2,900 on a calfskin lash and $3,200 on a steel bracelet.
BR V2-94 Black Steel Chronograph
And, at long last, we have the chronograph. The BR V2-94 is a two-register issue that begins with a 41mm steel case that includes similar bended hauls and crown monitors as the BR V2-92 with the expansion of screw-down pushers. The black tachymeter bezel (made of anodized aluminum) ups the visual effect of the watch, while permitting the dial to stay fresh and clean. The aggregator at left tallies as long as 30 minutes and there is a running seconds register on the right (with the date window elegantly tucked underneath).
The BR-Cal.301 development is Bell & Ross’ interpretation of the ETA 2894-2, which is a programmed chronograph development with a 42-hour power hold. Getting the equilibrium directly on a chronograph like this isn’t simple, yet I need to say Bell & Ross has worked effectively keeping up the spotless lines of the time-and-date models while adding a helpful complication to the mix.
The BR V2-94 chronograph is estimated at $4,300 on a calfskin tie and $4,600 on a treated steel bracelet.
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