BELL & ROSS DELVE INTO THE AVIATION/MILITARY WORLD ONCE MORE TO CONCEIVE A SPECIAL CONCEPT PIECE.
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.
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BR V2-94 Bellytanker $6,900.