CON­CEPT KINGS

BELL & ROSS DELVE INTO THE AVI­A­TION/MIL­I­TARY WORLD ONCE MORE TO CON­CEIVE A SPE­CIAL CON­CEPT PIECE.

Men's Style (Australia) - - Watches -

FOL­LOW­ING on from its B-rocket retro-fu­tur­is­tic con­cept mo­tor­cyle in 2014 and its air­craft-in­spired su­per­car, the Aero GT, in 2016, French watch brand Bell & Ross has now de­signed a retro-in­spired Bel­ly­tanker race car, built us­ing the fuel tank from a fighter plane.

“Bel­ly­tank” re­ferred to the emer­gency drop tank fit­ted in the belly of fighter planes. After the war, US speed freak Bill Burke cre­ated the “Bel­ly­tanker” – high-speed race cars man­u­fac­tured di­rectly from these spare tanks to race on salt flats.

Bell & Ross now re­lease two watches in­spired by the retro style of the Bel­ly­tankers – the BR V1-92 and BR V2-94 pic­tured here. The lat­ter is a sports chrono in 41mm case, with gold and black panda dial con­vey­ing an ap­pro­pri­ately steely, retro feel.

BELL & ROSS

BR V2-94 Bel­ly­tanker $6,900.

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